iOS 8 Screenshots

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by chris, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. chris

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    These are allegedly early iOS 8 screenshots. There are four new apps that Apple looks to be testing. Healthbook is the first, which is similar to what we've seen with the Passbook icon. Other apps that are new include iOS versions of Preview and Text Edit. In addition, there is a new Tips app, which seems like a smart idea. Why not include a continuously updated app that provides people with tips on how to use their iPhones and iPads.

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    You have to remember that by the time iOS 8 gets releases, these will have a significant amount of polish. You can also expect a fresh wallpaper, because nothing says new update like an Apple issued wallpaper.

    Thoughts on the screenshots and the new apps?

    This post also kicks off our iOS 8 forums. If this discussion doesn't fit your comment, I'd encourage you to start up a new conversation. Spring has almost sprung. It's time to talk iOS 8!
     
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  2. Europa

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    So four new stock apps? When are they going to let us hide the stock apps we don't use? My "unused" folder of stock apps grows larger every year...
     
  3. chris

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    Actually, it could be five if they break iTunes Radio out of the Music app as rumored.
     
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  4. Europa

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    I'm fine with them launching all of this stuff as some people will use them, but it's ridiculous that they don't let us toggle them off or uninstall them.
     
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    I think they are afraid of all the support calls, visits. I lost my Safari icon! Heck, I bet they get those now.

    I agree, it should be an advanced feature. Maybe they add it to Accessibility, which has become the dumping ground for miscellaneous features that users want and Apple is compelled to offer.
     
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    It doesn't have to be that difficult. Just let us delete them like any other app and download them through the App Store if we want them back.
     
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    It's beginning to look a lot like Android with the carrier bloatware. It's Apple bloatware that we can't remove.
     
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    Apple, allowing people to delete stock apps. :eek: I think that might be up there allowing theming. I don't see it happening.

    I completely agree. Now, they can and might offer these apps via the App Store. In the case of iTunes Radio, if it does break free, it most certainly will be a stock app. They want to boost awareness and advertising revenues. Pulling it from music and requiring users download it, would be counter to their goals.
     
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    Yawn looks like iOS 7 to me.... Underwhelming
     
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    It looks to me the changes are all for Apple's benefit, with not much for the users. I'm not thrilled with 5 new stock apps wasting more of my internal storage. And is this where the full page video iAds begin? :cautious:
     
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    Wow. More crap I can hide in a folder.
     
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    is it me or is Apple seriously dropping the damn ball man.

    They aren't doing jack crap, nothing innovative or useful for the users.

    I bet iPhone 6 will be the usual, ".000008" thinner, all new "revolutionary" app (car app lol) and thats about it outside of some more useless apps, slightly higher megapixel camera, and a screen size thats 4.7" but definitely not a 5" screen. Oh yeah, faster processor too. Thats about it.

    I don't know wtf is going on with Apple man, they seriously are not doing anything exciting or new or great anymore. They are just status quo with minor minor tweaks.

    I don't expect iOS8 to be anything crazy because iOS7 for them was already a massive jump so they should ride that boat for another year before they add anything "decently good" to the iOS.

    Sad days, much like the Lakers.
     
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    I'm not too terribly impressed with what I have seen so far of iOS8. It's about time to give us more control over the apps that are already pre-loaded with the phone. I've had to put them all in a folder and forget that they are even there until that one day (which usually is never) that I need to use one of the apps. We definitely don't need any more apps as there is already a plethora out there. I'd like to see a toggle for stock apps and more UI control. iOS8 to me is just an "upgraded" version of iOS7.
     
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    But at least the limit on apps stored in folder was upped to infinity (I haven't personally tested that this works flawlessly; expect a crash/respring if you put more than 1000 apps in any given folder). Additionally, you only have to look at nine of those unused apps at any given moment... and that's only when you tap on the folder to "open" it. The tiny app icons are unobtrusive when the app folder is "minimized".
     
  16. Europa

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    I know. That's what I do. I would just prefer to not see them at all.
     
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    What would Naps do if he saw you splitting your infinitives like that? :D
     
  19. Europa

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    I'm leaning towards nothing.
     
  20. Rafagon

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    You're probably right, he's not as overly zealous as I am...

    This also means he will live a longer and happier life than I ;)
     

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