iOS 8

Banners Up for WWDC, Live Stream Coming Monday

Apple's next keynote event will take place on Monday, June 2 at 10am Pacific time. Expectations of what the company plans to reveal have ranged from iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 to new Macs and even an iWatch. While nothing has been confirmed, anyone looking to watch the event can see it live streaming on iOS devices, Macs and PCs.

WWDC iOS 8 keynote

Leaks of iOS 8 screen shots have pointed towards some interesting possibilities, such as a Healthbook app and a mobile version of TextEdit coming to iPhones. While the iPhone 6 is not expected to make its debut at WWDC, the device could launch as early as September, which means another keynote will be coming soon.

What to Expect from iOS 8 and WWDC 14

Apple's Worldwide Developers’ Conference is scheduled to kick off on June 2 in San Francisco, California. The company is expected to unveil iOS 8 and possibly introduce Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre in their new executive roles. According to, the duo will make an appearance if the rumored $3.2 billion deal between Apple and Beats Electronics goes through like it is supposed to later this week. However, the main focus of the event should be on iOS 8 which will introduce a slew of new features for Apple products.

Apple's Worldwide Developers’ Conference

On Tuesday, an unnamed 9to5Mac source revealed that the iPad will finally receive multitasking capabilities. The new feature will allow users to access two apps simultaneously and give developers a way to design apps that can interact with each other.

iOS 8 Home Screen Leaks: TextEdit, Watch Utility and More

Already in testing, iOS 8 has been spotted again, this time installed on an iPhone 5s. Home screen icons have not been significantly redesigned, however several new apps have been added by Apple. Healthbook, TextEdit, and Preview apps were previously leaked on a Chinese forum and confirmed as authentic by 9to5Mac sources. However, the icons for these apps were from OS X and had not yet been redesigned for iOS.

iOS 8 home screen

The latest leaks have been compiled by PhoneArena, showing what appears to be a more refined version. Not only this, but a stand-alone iTunes Radio app already rumored to be in development can be seen on the screenshot below. While these icons on the iOS 8 home screen don't come as a major surprise, a so-called Watch Utility app has appeared for the first time.

First Look at iOS 8 and Apple's New Healthbook App

A few screenshots of Apple's iOS 8 have popped up on the the Chinese forum WeiPhone, and 9to5Mac claims to have verified the authenticity of the images. The screenshots reveal the icon for Apple's rumored Heathbook app, which is supposed to tie-in with the company's long rumored iWatch.

iOS 8

The Healthbook app is Apple's attempt to tap into the popular world of mobile healthcare and fitness. The new iOS 8 feature is a lot like Samsung's S Health 3.0, which is included on the Galaxy S5 smartphone, and Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches. The Healthbook app will track a users vital signs such as blood pressure, hydration levels, and heart rate, plus it will remind users to take their daily medications.


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