Screenshot claims to be iOS 8 running on an iPhone 6 (and hints at the iWatch)
posted by Michael H. / Apr 09, 2014, 4:13 PM
Right off the bat, you'll notice that the layout is not the usual 4 icons across that has been the standard for iPhones since the first one was released back in 2007. The layout is a 5 x 7 grid, and even more interesting is that the resolution of the image is 1,600 x 966, which is not a resolution that you'd find in the iOS ecosystem, or really anywhere else for that matter. A resolution like that would mean a PPI of close to 400 on a 4.7-inch screen, and it is around a 16:10 aspect ratio. That's not quite the 16:9 widescreen movie ratio that Apple has been using for the past couple iPhones, but it is closer to it than to the 4:3 ratio seen on the iPhone 4s and older.
Beyond those clues, there are also a few apps on the home screen that haven't been part of the pre-installed collection before like the iWork suite (Pages, Numbers, Keynote), the iLife apps (Garage Band, iPhoto, iMovie), the rumored Healthbook app, CarPlay, and even something labeled as "Watch Utility", which would seem to be hinting at the oft-rumored iWatch. It should be noted that there's no sign of the Preview, TextEdit, or Tips apps that were seen in another recent image that claimed to show iOS 8.
It's hard to say how much we believe that this screenshot is real. A lot of it looks good, but could have been put together based on rumors. The error level analysis doesn't appear to show any blatant photo editing though. The one part that looks way off-base is the "Watch Utility" app, which has an icon that Apple would never release, but since the app is likely still in early development, that's not too surprising.
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OMG MOAR ICONS EDIT: man the amount of icons is really overwhelming actually...
posted on Apr 09, 2014, 4:19 PM 22
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iOS will never do good with larger-screened smartphone's until they figure out how to take good advantage of the screen size, without some bogus extra row crap.
posted on Apr 09, 2014, 5:08 PM 5
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too much icons in one page IMO, they should keep the 4 x 5 even in bigger screens at least for iphone, ipad could use an extra row and column
posted on Apr 09, 2014, 4:20 PM 8
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this looks like a child phone. look at this, so cololrfull. at least its a fast, stable and reliable OS but i think this is fake
posted on Apr 09, 2014, 4:22 PM 0
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Stable yeah, almost 50% as stable as Android
posted on Apr 09, 2014, 4:33 PM 11
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I doubt he was being sarcastic, because it's based on hard data:http://www.phonearena.com/news
posted on Apr 10, 2014, 12:40 PM 4
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I don't buy it! iPads only display a 4x5 grid, so there is no way I'd believe they'd have a 5x6 on an iPhone.
posted on Apr 09, 2014, 4:36 PM 3
Who says this is the final version? Maybe Apple experiments a little here. But the WatchUtility app makes me think because it does not fit in the design at all. It reminds me of the design language of the aliens in Independece Day movie (You didn't fire this green shit at me, didn't you?). The Safari icon looks better than the current one though.
posted on Apr 09, 2014, 4:53 PM 0
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This looks so ridiculous. Apple better fix this before the official release. Also, that resolution is silly. Why can't Apple use standard resolutions?
posted on Apr 09, 2014, 5:03 PM 0
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Because their entire Eco system depends on it. If they start playing with non scalable resolutions, developers will have to cater to too many resolutions and this hurts Android believe it or not. If they stick to their resolutions or multiples of their resolutions then developers can just 2x or 3x the resolution code on their apps. Instead reprogramming the app from the ground up with a standard resolution. Apple has many many tricks in play that makes them look good and this is one of them.
posted on Apr 09, 2014, 9:42 PM 0
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