With the current release of iOS 7.1.1 we can eventually and unavoidably admit the reality that Apple’s 7th new release of its mobile platform is not inside the center of attention. All the bug and crash fixes, UX tweaks, and different enhancements of iOS 7 are now overshadowed by using rumors surrounding the imminent iOS eight, that is predicted to be rolled out this fall, and probably provided in advance at WWDC 2014.

It is not that iOS eight will acquire as a lot resonance and debate as iOS 7 did. Maximum probable it is going to be the equal iOS 7 with a couple of apps and tweaks brought, unless Apple has some surprises up their sleeves. In the meantime viable changes, enhancements, and new features were accumulating up in rumors for some time around, coming from such Apple-associated assets, the biggest being 9to5Mac. Right here we would like to make a rumor roundup.


A rumor at its maximum unofficial, Healthbook even has a cautioned icon (similar to that of Passbook), and furthermore, is stated to be an ideal hyperlink between the smartphone and the viable iWatch. As almost all with Apple, it is purported to be a close to-perfect personal health assistant: weight, nutrition, energy, heart charge, hydration, bloodwork, blood sugar, health monitoring, and plenty greater.

At the side of the M7 movement coprocessor included in the modern-day Apple gadgets, it makes experience as the logical subsequent step. If we ever must see the iWatch this 12 months, we’re going to see it and iOS eight on the equal time. The industry of fitness & health apps is blooming, and their owners need to hold an eye on Healthbook, whether it becomes a worthy default rival. on the other hand, it may carry treasured integration with a new generation of fitness apps.

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Apple’s local Maps, even though a while has handed, nevertheless are perceived as a failure. on the grounds that then Apple has been speak me approximately making their Maps higher and better all the time. In 2013 Apple has acquired several groups regarding mapping (e.g. BroadMap, Embark, HopStop), and iOS eight would possibly present us the characteristic of public transit directions / route alternatives, which turned into one of the motives human beings shifted again to Google Maps after Apple’s ones have become the default.

any other rumor is that the feature of indoor mapping might be also blanketed. permit’s now not overlook approximately CarPlay to be able to truly require Apple Maps at their first-rate (and which additionally can also help WiFi as opposed to the usage of the cable). it’s also pretty viable that updates will problem showing info about places and venues, consisting of eating places, bars, and so forth. this may open the manner for more specific guides based totally on Apple Maps, indoor navigation for buying shops and massive hospitals. As for the latter, it may be beneficial for in-residence body of workers. If incorporated with Healthbook, distinctive navigation may be utilized by every person. There may be a pool of various ideas truly.

game center

This one is rumored to forestall its lifestyles as a standalone app, with all the wished features being truely inside games. this could require some extra adjustments and tweaks in existing games.

iTunes Radio

iTunes Radio has obtained high adoption because its September launch, and its growth price handed even Specify’s. Now it is predicted to turn out to be a separate default app, a rival to other streaming offerings. there may be additionally a rumor approximately cooperation between Apple and Shazam that can introduce the function of music recognition in iOS eight. This in flip can lead to the iTunes shop wherein the track may be bought.

touch identity

The feature added in the iPhone 5S is predicted for use for cellular payments. as soon as you operate touch id, you speedy get used to it and release your telephone, in addition to approve App keep downloads with out noticing. Incorporating it into cellular bills is an even extra exciting idea, in particular supplying this opportunity to 0.33-celebration apps. if so, and if purchases will difficulty non-virtual goods as nicely, Apple honestly has to provide its first-rate device for on line shopping – the iPad – with a fingerprint scanner. that is what we honestly anticipate from the subsequent generation of iPads.

other rumors

there may be additionally an as an alternative questionable ‘screenshot’ circulating around the web with icons of such apps as Healthbook, Preview, TextEdit, and hints. but, Preview and TextEdit do not actually have the iOS 7-like design, and are skeuomorphic. It has additionally been ‘reported’ that Preview and text Edit for iOS may permit to only view documents saved in iCloud (and its integration into custom apps is also expected to be simplified). Siri is meant to get an improvement, although it’s unclear of which nature it’ll be. probably it’s going to allow precise interactions between Siri and apps, boosting convenience and functionality.

right here we can see that the expected modifications in hardware can be even extra essential for custom development, than the OS itself. for instance, the rumored bigger display screen of the iPhone, and the design/redesign problem to arise as a result. As for the commonplace ‘needs’ of iOS users, they nonetheless stay unsolved: inclusive of converting and hiding default apps, extended customization, choice of a visitor account (for instance, for kids). in case your iOS app concerns any of those troubles, maintain an eye fixed on rumors till things get specific. however, we know you already do, do not you?