Alleged first screenshots of iOS 8 appeared in the web earlier this week. If you were counting on Apple to get rid of iOS 7's controversial interface, you will most likely be disappointed. However, it seems that you will get a few handy new features in exchange.
It probably will not be until summer or autumn before the eighth iteration of Apple's mobile operating system is revealed, but it is obvious that the company is already working on it. Thanks to China's Weibo microblog, we know what it has up its sleeve. Unfortunately, Jony Ive and his team decided to stick to the extremely minimal look they brought with iOS 7. Assuming the new iOS 8 screenshots are real, the interface will not change much.
Instead, it will get a number of new features. Rumors say Apple is looking to make iCloud more powerful and equip it with more advanced features. Details are unknown, but we look forward to seeing what the company will come up with. Additionally, iOS 8 is supposed to come with three new apps: Healthbook, Preview, and TextEdit. The latter two should ring a bell for Mac users as they're apps used by OS X to preview and edit various files. Preview and TextEdit are rumored to be a part of Apple's iCloud expansion program and allow users to modify files stored on their cloud storages.
Healthbook, on the other hand, is said to be a fitness app that may connect to the iWatch and track your heart rate, buried calories, and glucose level. Screenshots reveal also the fourth app, Tips, but its role in iOS 8 is unknown.
As always with any rumours, take them with a pinch of salt.