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Feb 21, 2014

Apple rumours: iOS 8 concept round-up

by Martyn Landi

The next iOS update is expected to land at WWDC this summer, so here’s a round-up of the best rumours linked to Apple’s iOS 8

Apple rumours: iOS 8 concept round-up
Source: CarlosGQ

With iOS 8 widely expected to debut at WWDC in June, the web has become awash with concepts for the interface and improvements that could be made to Apple’s mobile operating system.

This week saw the latest of these concepts arrive, with a focus on merging the Multitasking and Control Center features into a single screen for increased functionality. This design also enabled users to drop-in their most used shortcuts for an improved UX.

The other continuing rumour linked with iOS 8 is a new ‘Healthbook’ app, and how this might also link in with Apple’s first venture into wearable tech – the iWatch. With Apple having hired a host of biometric scientists and other health experts in recent months, a healthy living angle to the next generation of iOS is looking more and more logical.

Mock-ups of how this new native app might look surfaced on the web, with the app monitoring weight loss as well as monitoring and storing fitness data too. An overhaul on a scale similar to iOS 7 is extremely unlikely, which is why many of the rumours regarding iOS 8 continue to centre around new native apps and smaller interface tweaks.

 

 

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