These could be the first screenshots from iOS 8, new apps spotted

These could be the first screenshots from iOS 8, new apps spotted
We've been hanging out on Weibo, the Chinese equivalent to Twitter, for a while now, and every now and then the effort pays off. Today might just prove to be a payday, though it will be a few months before we're really sure. 

As you must have gleaned already, we may just have the first few screenshots from iOS 8, or so would the About page of the captured device in question suggest. Obviously, we have absolutely no way of verifying the authenticity of these screenshot, so do keep that in mind. 

Looking past that, we see some additions to the app ecosystem that comes pre-loaded on modern iPhones. These include a new Healthbook app, which actually makes a lot of sense, considering the ongoing fitness and wellness craze in the tech sector, along with a rather cryptic Preview app. Also seen are a Text Edit and Tips apps, and while they sound kind of self-explanatory, we would be curious to see exactly what they're meant for in the event that they actually make it in the still distant iOS update. 

All of these make some sense, especially the Healthbook app, which we've been hearing about lately. Truth be told, it should fit quite nicely with the upcoming Apple wearable, and we sure are anxious to hear more about Cupertino's next major software charge.


via: Weibo [1], [2]

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35 Comments

1. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Wow it's revolutionary! I think they should make some bigger changes to how iOS works if they release a bigger screen phone. This same icon row thing just doesn't go with big screens.

18. maherk

Posts: 6965; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I don't think iOS needs to be changed, people love it the way it is. Those who love customization, like me, will pick up an android phone, and those who like simplicity will go for iOS. My only issue with iOS is iTunes, and the small screens. But if iPhone came in a 5.5" flavor, I might give it a shot.

29. geordie8t1 unregistered

if apple offered a better level of customization then i would agree with you, not much need for change, however i do agree with you that, if you like simplicity then choose an iphone, it is designed to be so, and if you like freedom and cusomization and compatability then android is the way to go, i do sometimes find it funny how people try and compare a flagship android to the latest iphone, they are both in different leagues and cannot really be compared persay

32. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

it's not simplicity i assume, they are lazy. iOS 6 interface (iPad version) is way better than iOS 7 especially their music apps. Some apps just look like a blown up iPhone version.

27. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Oh that's a iOS 1.

35. iTechies

Posts: 88; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

yes, and iOS 1 is still far more better than WP8 :)))

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I miss gesture typing whenever I'm using my iPad Mini 2. :(

3. nobrainer

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

text edit and preview are ripped off from mac os x

11. stealthd unregistered

You can't really rip off your own apps

13. nobrainer

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

sorry ment to say taken from

19. Sauce unregistered

Preview is pretty silly on a phone.... You click an image (from FB, photo lib, SMS, etc) and it pops up... whats to preview....?

4. gustavoace

Posts: 187; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

It could be iOs 9 also

24. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well at the rate they make changes it could be all the way to iOS 13, but whether this is real of not makes 0 difference. It doesn't seem to show anything ridiculous that isn't already expected, or some sort of game changer that would warrant it any attention.

5. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

It just could be the same old same old thing

6. alltechinside

Posts: 248; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

I'm pretty certain that this is fake... Why is there a need for preview app when you have a photos app. And that textedit icon... I highly doubt apple would make the background of it black....

7. datphoneguy

Posts: 155; Member since: Sep 15, 2013

These can be VERY easily photoshopped, so I doubt it's authentic....

8. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

I was expecting some design changes.

9. nestea unregistered

it is beta you know? they will change those icons for hundred of times. Also it could be fake.

10. HTCOE

Posts: 650; Member since: Nov 20, 2011

people are good at leaking. this actually isn't photoshopped it's a part of the icloud integration.

12. antonioli

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 08, 2013

So boring.

14. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Now we must wait for iOS 13/14 to see some change

15. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

Oh wow!!! It..looks...like iOS7....

16. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Thats a drastic change, a game changer

17. power_x

Posts: 264; Member since: Aug 28, 2013

I don't think it is real Preview and TextEdit apps are not iOS 7 themed i.e. They have some skeuomorphism and not flat

20. JoeDirt

Posts: 49; Member since: Oct 19, 2013

I totally agree. They copied the Preview and TextEdit artwork from the OS X icons. They did a decent job with Healthbook. I doubt Apple will have a Tips app because they have an iPhone manual already embedded in Safari. I could have done this photo shop myself!!!

26. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

I was just getting ready to comment the same thing.

21. alumoyo

Posts: 392; Member since: Aug 26, 2013

Really guys? REALLY? I DON'T USE A MAC AND I CAN RECOGNISE THOSE ARE MAC ICONS. Chris P please take us seriously! Some lame ass photo shop job makes the front page "Featured" section now? Come on!

22. Liveitup

Posts: 1798; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

Seriously thought they would have adopted the Tile based live homescreen that Windows Phone ushered in, it seems to be a growing trend, if this is legit, maybe iOS 9.

23. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Too soon, PhoneArena... Too soon...

25. kopkiwi

Posts: 102; Member since: May 31, 2013

Well if that just aint as boring as it gets. But then again, what else can you expect from the company that refuses to change.

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