Screenshot claims to be iOS 8 running on an iPhone 6 (and hints at the iWatch)

Screenshot claims to be iOS 8 running on an iPhone 6 (and hints at the iWatch)
There have been various rumors about when the iPhone 6 will be on the way with the latest claiming that production will be ramping up over the summer, aiming at a Q4 release. But, Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference is due to happen in under two months, and should give us a look at iOS 8. Now, we're getting the first image of what is claimed to be iOS 8 running on Apple's next iPhone (or at least an emulator for said iPhone).

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. 

source: Weibo via BGR

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39. cfprelude

Posts: 140; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

No way that that's close to what it will look like. A buggier screen should finally give them the chance for bigger icons that incorporate widgets. Not in the sense of android but at least an iOS twist on them (limited to the size of the icon like toggle switches and 1x1 widgets on android)

38. engineer-1701d unregistered

why is safari a compass and above it there is a compass. ? i seen 2 old people in sprint store today rep was telling them about iphone old man had no clue thought android was only on big phones hahahaha sales people make high commission on apple sales thats why they push them my roommate sells them thats why he pushes it. more money

32. sianto

Posts: 65; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

And a new Safari logo, haha the iOS7 version is ugly!

29. fuelband

Posts: 28; Member since: Jul 19, 2013

Looks way tooo busy

28. fredmode01

Posts: 19; Member since: Jul 17, 2012

I only could hope this picture is a fake.. I've never been a big fan of Apple, but when I got a bit bored of something like 4 years enjoying Android (my first Androphone was the old but mighty Galaxy Spica), I considered switching to anything else. iOS/iPhones had to major flaws to me: the childish ugly new UI design, and at least a 0.5" too small 4'' screen. Bigger screens is a nice move, and it was really needed. Keeping this ugly colourful stuff on these brand new screens was not. Sorry Apple buddies, you won't get a new customer with iOS8

27. wendisopian

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

WOW so big, and the look still colorful , but i phone 6 will be available in 2 variants right ? 4.7 inch screen and 5.7 inch screen ?

26. lukkiristi unregistered

1,600 x 966...Almost FullHD, but not quite. Could even Apple be this stubborn?

24. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

The blind leading the blinder...

23. haikallp

Posts: 319; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Looks cramped. Should have went with 5x4.

21. marlboro

Posts: 94; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

more icon? hoping for more RAM+BATTERY!!!! lol

19. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

That screen doesn't look very nice. Which is odd because 400 ppi should be plenty.

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31798; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I actually like the smaller icons. I've always hated the larger icons, in a smaller screen, can't see the background as good. Bring it on apple, can't wait to purchase one.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31798; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Looks ligit

36. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered


12. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

This looks so ridiculous. Apple better fix this before the official release. Also, that resolution is silly. Why can't Apple use standard resolutions?

20. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

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.

11. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Idk why they always have to show the app drawer open? Oh wait.. That's how its supposed to look??

10. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2289; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

6 rows and 5 columns of icons. Wooopee!!! LOL!!!!

8. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

so it's a icon in between a icon o_0

7. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

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.

9. HansGoneInsane unregistered

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.

5. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Goodness 30 apps per page. +5 in the dock.

25. SleepingOz unregistered

Magical huh?!

4. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Not again aaargh my eyes

3. pepeo

Posts: 11; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

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

6. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Stable yeah, almost 50% as stable as Android

31. LiquidGalaxy

Posts: 332; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

50% as stable as Android....? This is sarcasm right?

34. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

I doubt he was being sarcastic, because it's based on hard data:

2. -Shadow-

Posts: 95; Member since: Mar 26, 2013

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

16. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Agreed + make the icons bigger and more visible.

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