Tag Archive: iphone 6 iOS 8

iOS 8 to Include HD Audio Playback and Other New Features

Share this:

The iTunes Store and iPods are on a decline due to services like Spotify that allow a person to stream any music without purchasing it or storing it on their device.  Apple has noticed this decline and are planning on enhancing their music store and iTunes Radio app.  iOS 8 is rumored to be health and fitness-focused, but it will also come with features that are music-focused.

3

Reports have came out in April that Apple is working on a standalone iTunes Radio app, Siri will work with Shazam to provide song identification and a drastic overhaul of iTunes. A new report by Macotakara, via MacRumors, said that we should see high definition (HD) audio playback, updated in-ear headphones and a new Lightning connector capable of supporting HD playback.

(more…)

iOS 8 May Have Less Features Than Expected

Allegedly a screenshot of iOS 8.
Share this:

A report by the reliable Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac was posted earlier about the future of iOS 8.  Recent rumors suggested iOS 8 would include new apps, like Healthbook, and new features, like Maps with public transit directions.  Gurman writes; however, that his inside sources say some of the new features will be pushed back until iOS 8.1.

iPhone 6 concept with iOS 8 concept.

iPhone 6 concept with iOS 8 concept.

Usually, WWDC is the place where Apple announces the next generation operating systems for mobile devices and the Mac, but this year’s keynote may be more Mac-focused.  According to Gurman’s inside sources, some of the planned iOS 8 features won’t be ready in time for the keynote and will be pushed back to iOS 8.1, which may be released in late 2014 or early 2015.

(more…)

Concept Video Shows iPhone 6 with iOS 8

Screen Shot 2014-04-28 at 4.10.12 PM
Share this:

The next generation operating system (iOS 8) for the iPhone, iPad and iPod is expected to be announced at WWDC in June (specifically June 2nd).  Rumors have come out that iOS 8 will include some new apps like Healthbook and Tips, new features like Shazam with Siri and a car mode than locks your iPhone while you are driving.  These rumors have been compiled into the below video by TechRadar on the also-rumored iPhone 6.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlCuUucFpw8

If iOS 8 is anything like the video above, I am going to love it as much as I love iOS 7.  For more iOS 8 rumors, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

 

 

 

Leaked Picture of iOS 8 on iPhone 5s

2
Share this:

iOS 8 is expected to be announced and released to developers in June at WWDC 2014.  This operating system will bring a fitness and health focus to the iPhone and add integration with the iWatch.  As we get closer to the conference, more pictures of the operating system on various devices will be leaked online.  This week, we have screenshots of iOS 8 on an 4″ display, an iPad and running on a physical iPhone 5s.

iOS 8 running on an iPhone 5s?

iOS 8 running on an iPhone 5s?

iPhoneArena has obtained these images last week and claims they are of iOS 8.  The picture displays the regular apps in addition to some new apps: Healthbook, Watch Utility, Tips, TextEdit, Preview and iTunes Radio.

Yeah it looks genuine, but where is FaceTime, Stocks, Voice Memo, Newsstand and Calculator?

Yeah it looks genuine, but where is FaceTime, Stocks, Voice Memo, Newsstand, Compass, Game Center and Calculator (All apps Apple puts on their default Home screens)

BGR reported these screenshots late last week and noted that Mark Gurman from 9to5Mac has a strong record of reporting legitimate iOS pictures and believes that these pictures are fake. It’s also strange how the screenshots from earlier this month are very different than the one above.  At least this one has a wallpaper that doesn’t already represent iOS 7.

iOS 7 on an iPhone 5s, credit: Apple.com

iOS 7 on an iPhone 5s, credit: Apple.com

 

To keep up with rumors for iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.

Rumors/News Round-Up: 8GB iPhone 5c, iPhone 6 Camera, Healthbook

9to5Mac mockup of Healthbook app
Share this:

Here are the top headlines that we saw this week in Apple news and rumors:

iPhone 5c 8GB and iPad 4 Released

This past week, Apple released an 8GB version of the iPhone 5c in countries were 4G LTE is still developing: Australia, China, Europe, etc.  Although this iPhone will likely not be available in the United States, it does come at a cheaper price that the 16GB in the countries where it is sold.  Apple also replaced the iPad 2 with the iPad 4.  This iPad was announced in October 2013 featuring the Lightning connector, Retina display, A6X processor and 5MP camera.  You can purchase the iPad 4 here for $399.

The iPad with Retina display.

The iPad with Retina display, credit: Apple Inc.


iPhone 6 to Keep 8MP Camera

AppleInsider released a report earlier this week, citing ‘people familiar with the matter’ as its sources, that the iPhone 6 will retain the 8MP sensor that was originally announced with the iPhone 4S.  Instead of competing with Android by increasing the camera’s megapixels, Apple will focus on improving the image quality and enhancing other components of the camera.  The iPhone 6 is also rumored to feature sensors that detect the weather.

iPhone 5 camera specs, credit: PetaPixel

iPhone 5 camera specs, credit: PetaPixel


 

 

Apple Considering Spotify Competitor for Android

Billboard released a report this week that Apple may be working on an on-demand streaming service, similar to Spotify, that would allow listeners to hear songs without purchasing them.  Apple might also create the app for Android users in addition to its iOS users. Although Steve Jobs said he would never bring iOS to Android, this is Tim Cook’s Apple and we may see it within the next couple of years.

iTunes Radio, credit: TUAW

iTunes Radio, credit: TUAW


Healthbook App Leaked

Earlier this week, a report by 9to5Mac revealed some leaked screenshots of the new Healthbook app on iOS 8.  It has a similar design to Passbook, with tabs for: blood work, heart rate, hydration, blood pressure, activity, nutrition and more.  Apple is expected to reveal iOS 8 at the Worldwide Developer’s Conference in June and release it in September alongside the iPhone 6.

Healthbook app icon

Healthbook app icon, credit: 9to5Mac

Check out this week’s Kickstarter project of the week: MagBak and MagStick.  These handy devices allow you to stick your iPad to any surface: furniture, wall, cabinets, etc.  It is great for FaceTime, watching movies and reading recipes as you cook.  Back this project now to get the MagBak for your iPad Air or iPad mini for $34.