WWDC banners confirm that Apple will be unveiling iOS 8 this coming week

WWDC banners confirm that Apple will be unveiling iOS 8 this coming week
With WWDC 2014 opening on Monday, there is speculation that Apple will unveil one or both rumored versions of the Apple iPhone 6 next week. There is a model equipped with a 4.7 inch screen, said to be as thin as 6mm, and dubbed the Apple iPhone 6 Air. There is also a 5.5 inch phablet-sized model rumored, with the moniker Apple iPhone 6 Pro.

Also tipped to be making an appearance at WWDC is the long waited Apple iWatch. The latest leak about the wearable reveals that it will have a circular face, and have a different style for each gender. The iWatch is also expected to have a thin and elegant design.

The odds of an iPhone unveiling next week at the developer conference are high, despite what appeared to be signs of such an event taking place. The chances of the Apple iWatch getting introduced at WWDC are slightly better.

While nothing can ever be called a sure thing, the introduction of iOS 8 at WWDC is about as close as it gets. Large banners with the number "8" displayed are being put up at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, home to WWDC. The latest build of Apple's mobile OS should contain the Healthbook app. The latter will store and analyze data related to your health, obtained from sensors placed on the iWatch.

Check out some pictures of the Moscone Center being converted for WWDC, by clicking on the slideshow below.


Thanks for the tip, Lucas!

source: TheVerge

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52 Comments

1. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

I dont expect much from this!!

7. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I don't like Apple as a company and most likely this event won't bring us something really new. But as a tech lover I still want to see this event so I'm alos waiting it with curiosity. :)

9. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Basically there is two ways: 1. If Apple will show us something new and innovative - then it will be good and welcome! 2. If Apple show us something "borrowed" and will present it as an personal invention or innovation - then it will be also good sice ordinary time we will be able to make fun of Apple. :D So doesn't matter how it will end it will be win-win situation and we will have a good time. Waiting! :)

2. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

And of course iOS 8 will copy all of the features of Android KitKat, just like iOS 7 did...

4. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

kitkat consisted of features that were present ios and Windows. But I'll leave it there.

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Stop it Xperia, you're making too much sense.

45. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

I posted that straight before I went to sleep.

28. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

You mean from Symbian and Webos Linux aka Android kernel Ios Wp are halfbaked

6. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Don't be silly, iOS 7 is distinctly different from Android. They might share some features, but they implement them in different ways. That being said, if they make optimization for devices with 512 MB of RAM a main point, I'll agree with you. Though it's not exactly a feature and should be done anyways, the fact that KitKat made that a big deal last year probably will inspire Apple to do it and announce it gaudily like it was their idea in the first place.

8. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

They won't do it, Apple has a hardware update cycle that they have to force on to consumers which they have done like clockwork. Every new iteration of iOS eats up just enough RAM to out date older devices without fully crippling them (cripples it just right). To extend the lifetime of their older devices would just kill their profits like nothing before.

11. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Notification bar and quick settings sound familiar?

13. Droidrapist

Posts: 186; Member since: May 28, 2014

A touch based device sound familiar? Android and Samsung stole every idea from Apple when it came to buidling a smart phone and now they can claim ownership to a notification bar and quick settings? LOL. Funny how your logic rolls around.

14. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Nor iPhone was first touch based device nor iPhone was first touchscreen phone. LOL. Funny how your logic rolls around.

23. Droidrapist

Posts: 186; Member since: May 28, 2014

It was the first multi touch screen phone. MULTI - the important part of what made browsing the device comfortably with fingers and not a stylus. This is where the word play gets screwed up to favor your side of the argument. Apple patented the use of multi touch gestures in a touch device, where what you mean is those clumsy touch screens that did not have gestures... for example, the big one, scrolling... Take your little samsung phone and imagine if you had to click down and up arrows instead of scrolling... It would suck wouldn't it?

26. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

First of all in comment #13 you didn't mentioned nothing about MULTI-touch, you have said "touch based device". And yes first multi-touch phone was made by Apple but again multi-touch technology was acquired from other company and later introduced as Apple invention. "Take your little samsung phone..." I don't have Samsung phone. ;)

36. Sauce unregistered

Yet Asia had the first ultra HD screen, but LG takes credit for it. Love your contradicted self, tool.

46. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Why you say that I contradicted self? Did I have said not true?

16. pavsidhu

Posts: 214; Member since: May 20, 2014

I second PhoneArenaUser, Apple actually took ideas from other companies to produce most of their tech today, if it wasn't for other companies such as Microsoft, Apple would be nothing.

24. Droidrapist

Posts: 186; Member since: May 28, 2014

If it wasn't for Apple, MIcrosoft wouldn't have Windows... the same goes around. You should watch the movie 'Pirates of the Carabbean' its a more historically accurate movie than 'Jobs' and its not one sided with Apple. However, ANY company is allowed to put together freely available technologies and wire them together into a NEW invention. That is called a patent, you should read up on those because seems people don't seem to understand between a technological process and their combination to form a patent. To put it more simply, imagine patenting a specific medication. It is probably made with different chemicals that are freely available, or other componets that are invented elsewhere (like pressing pills together) a process that is done by all pill manufacturers, but the CORE of the invention - aka the 'drug' that makes it UNLIKE any other drug, that's what you patent. So when percoset made their pills, it they are the name brand because the Pharma company that developed the processes for Hydrocodone, and Oxycodone are the actual inventions they own the patents to - however acetaminophen and other components of their pills have been available for use in the public domain for a while - HEY even Chemistry wasn't exclusively to the Percoset makers, believe it or not. The same thing is going on with Apple - a patent is a combination of processes to create an "end result" product with "purpose." This is still called innovation. Get it now?

25. iMemo

Posts: 113; Member since: Feb 22, 2014

Dude... I love you mahn!!!

27. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

True! But how ridiculous are some Apple patens...

37. Sauce unregistered

I love you.

39. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

lmaoooo now he's talking about drugs. it doesn't matter who was the grandpa, what matters is what the son doing now. and seeing how iOS is now compared to how advanced it was before, it's funny seeing it far away from android as android is topping it in every category, and this includes your app store. which is the only thing you can do on an iFeaturePhone. don't start talking about the glorious CALCULATOR and sh*t. teenage brain

44. pavsidhu

Posts: 214; Member since: May 20, 2014

This is technology we're on about, not pills

38. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

lmao what a loser. I bet you'll be soon banned for a week here so you can spare us your teenage half baked brain. touchscreen was there way before steve jobs made you buy an iFeaturePhone. yes I'm glad you guys can now quickly turn off wifi and sh*t. innovation ya know.

50. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

And who's the company that claims ownership and patents every single feature their products?

48. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Both of those things are general functionality for a decent mobile OS today, and Apple does them differently than Android.

3. RoundhouseMcGee

Posts: 188; Member since: May 25, 2014

I'm excited! Another row of icons, a new hideous theme, and who knows what new and fun glitches this will bring! I can't wait to see them top apple maps!

5. RoundhouseMcGee

Posts: 188; Member since: May 25, 2014

Maybe by the time ios13 rolls out you poor apple fans will finally get bt file transfer! You know, that thing even the most basic phones have been able to do for like a decade?

12. Droidrapist

Posts: 186; Member since: May 28, 2014

If that happens will that shup upt the Droidfans? NO. They will always have something to moap about against apple. xD

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