Suspected iOS 8 screenies show Preview, TextEdit and Healthbook app icons

By , Mar 13, 2014

iOS 8 screenshot (Healthbook, Preview, TextEdit icons)

Following a credible report earlier this morning claiming that the Mac’s Preview and TextEdit applications will make their way into iOS 8 with full iCloud support minus editing functionality, a pair of supposed screenshots allegedly depicting the iOS 8 Home screen has popped up on a Weibo account.

The images, included below the fold, are believed to depict purported prototype iOS 8 Home screen icons for the previously rumored Healthbook app, as well as the suspected Preview and TextEdit applications. By the way, iOS 8 is thought to be codenamed ‘Okemo’ after a ski resort in Vermont.

On the surface, the screenies look genuine. However, as we can’t vouch for their authenticity, you’re definitely advised to take them with a grain of salt, even though multiple reliable sources have allegedly confirmed their legitimacy.

We’re only reposting them here for entertainment purposes so join us in comments…

The images were first posted on this Weibo account.

The reliable blogger Mark Gurman says he’s been able to confirm “with several sources” that these screenshots are indeed legit.

The Preview icon looks a bit off to me.

Before you guys jump straight to the comments – I know these could literally be Mac app icons thrown onto solid white and black backgrounds – it’s worth pointing out they’re likely work in progress (or just placeholders) and as such are definitely going to be redesigned in the coming months.

And this is a Settings screen.

iOS 8 screenshot (Settings screenshot)

So, what do you guys think?

What’s that Tips icon, though?

Is that an existing third-party item or yet another Apple app?

If you can solve the mystery, do share your findings down in the comments.

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  • Mescudi

    “Tips” why would I need that on my phone….That’s why I have IDB :)
    By the way the Preview will be very useful, text edit not so much.

    • Lady GAGA

      Great work apple ! Keep coming up with these ugly icons

      • Jeffrey

        it can’t posibly be the real icons, i think its just a simple test version OR it’s a hoax…

        EDIT: except for the tips and healthbook icons ofcourse…

      • Lady GAGA

        I thing the heaithbook icon is the ugliest among them

      • Jeffrey

        define ‘them’, are you talking about the 4 new apps or all the apps?

      • Lady GAGA

        Only the new 4 apps , two of them are for sure not final but that’s them

      • Jeffrey

        oh yeah lol, well it’s not that hard to choose between 2 apps but i like healthbook better than tips

      • °§¥¤©|Raygun|©¤¥§°

        LOL

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      I don’t quite get what Preview actually is though? From what I can gather on my Mac it’s essential a PDF reader with limited editing functionality…

      • Jeffrey

        so it will probably do the same on the iphone too

      • http://www.idownloadblog.com/author/dujkan Christian Zibreg

        IT’s an app to access PDFs, text documents and other docs you saved to iCloud using Preview for Mac. If you depend on Preview for Mac, there’s currently no way to access docs stored in iCloud via iOS devices

      • Jeffrey

        smart, didn’t think of it that way… but still, it’s useless for 80% of the iphone users just like passbook, newsstand and a lot of the other standard apps… Apple should just remove the useless standard apps and make them available for download in the app store just like pages, final cut pro etc.

    • inzist

      Tips for training/health perhaps?

    • Jeffrey

      they should have a ‘rumors’ icon in ios 8, like they would post new rumors of their own unannounced products in the app and approve or disapprove them lol (i’m just kidding btw). talking about a rumors app, there should totally be a iDB app, it would be my most used app!

  • Leonard Wong

    I am all hype up for iOS 8!!

  • http://revanmj.pl/ Michał Jakubowski

    Healthbook maybe will look the same or similar in the final version, but icons of TextEdit and Preview will change for sure as they don’t fit iOS 7 at all. Now they look more like placeholders.

    • Leonard Wong

      I agree with you. Probably it is place to test the app stability when editing code.
      More likely change to fit new flat OS X style which I believe it will come in next OS X

  • ClaudieX X

    so… why is called iOS 8 when is exact the same as iOS 7 plus icloud integrated and some apps?? it must be called iOS 7. a number

    • Leonard Wong

      I would think the it is like in its Alpha stages. That’s why there aren’t much changes.

      • Jeffrey

        no, they will announce ios 8 in less than 3 months so they should be somewhere at 50% with the creation of ios 8 so the work on their new features should have already been started, i wont expect much cool new features in ios 8 if i were you…

      • Andrew Roth

        Leonard is correct. Once it’s announced it is then in beta. They don’t announce it when it’s already completely done. They’re still developing it even after it’s announced, making several UI and feature changes.

      • Jeffrey

        i know but when they announce it 95% of all features have already been implemented, the beta’s are mostly there to fix bugs and to implement 5% of the new features. there wont be any BIG new features after the announcement so they should have already decided what features they want to implement in ios 8 by now

    • Maxim∑

      It’s incomplete and UI changed are not placed on external testing devices. I personally think this fake because real ios prototype builds have small numbers placed on each icon to identify where the leak might have originated from

      • onebyone_

        you’re right

    • Caylan G.

      It most likely going to have a bunch of other stuff that we don’t know about yet. As much as I love iPhone, I hate to say that it has a lot of catching up to do to compare to all of samsungs features. So iOS8 better have something new we don’t know about yet.

      • http://www.idownloadblog.com/author/dujkan Christian Zibreg

        You do realize that a lot of Samsung features are gimmicks that no one ends up using in real life other than show them off to iPhone users. Features for feature’s sake, if you ask me…

    • Jeffrey

      ios 1-6 looked the same too smartass, you can’t expect a complete ios makeover everytime there is a new ios version. the diffrences between each ios version from 1-6 were fairly small too… it’s top feature was either siri, maps, multitasking or notification centre, so i think the big feature this year will only be smartbook and some other useless apps

    • Lady GAGA

      Oh my dear , all ios versions were the same with new apps , up until ios 7 that featured a new design that will stay maybe for an other six years … Therefore the new updates are about new features and apps , nothing more

  • Willie

    i think the preview app is really cool, and i think it will sync with your mac through icloud.. a really good way to get your photos and pdfs on all your devices!

  • Framboogle

    Full sized “healthbook” icon.

    • Leonard Wong

      health rate monitor, middle icon for exercising which I believe is a stamina icon.First icon is for glucose check and there is a meter which let me guess it could be for check blood pressure as well.

    • mondo

      healthbook will prob intergrate with new wearable tech

    • Jonathan

      Where’d you find this?

      • Framboogle

        ;)

      • Jonathan

        You made it didn’t you..? :P

      • Framboogle

        Nope

      • Jonathan

        Oh lol. then nice find. :P

      • SkyFall

        His Twitter account posts iOS 8 leaks. This is one of his leaked photos.

      • Jonathan

        What’s his Twitter?

      • SkyFall

        Framboogie, same as his Disqus.

  • hkgsulphate

    Capacity 25.9 GB….

  • Jonathan

    If this is it, I’m not updating to iOS 8. I’m keeping my jailbreak.

    • Umut Bilgiç

      It is a sure thing that this is it. If it was, it would have been “7.x” update, not like a conplete seperate build.

  • Tony

    If it’s real and I’m not going there… But if it is then I would assume tips is basically a bug reporting tool/app for direct issues reported being that it’s alpha stage.

  • Tyler Cox Druin

    So with this supposed leak I doubt we will be getting a new iPhone until later this year. If we do get a new iPhone then we will more than likely have the iWatch launch with it because of the healthbook app

  • Logan

    Bet you a million dollars this is fake.

    • http://www.idownloadblog.com/author/dujkan Christian Zibreg

      I’ll take that bet! Also, saved for my claim chowder :)

  • Everythingapplespro

    If the leak is true, then that is a prototype device.
    Also preview, tips and text edit apps wouldn’t even be on iOS 8 unless they (Apple) have lost their minds !

    • http://www.idownloadblog.com/author/dujkan Christian Zibreg

      There was a time when Pages, Keynote and Numbers on an iOS device also sounded like a crazy idea.

      • Everythingapplespro

        i guess we will find out in wwdc 2014,
        Also Okemo was found out in the apple directory app with new iPad and iPod models

      • Jeffrey

        like he didn’t know that…-_- he is an iDB member and it was on iDB like 2 days ago

  • ✪ aidan harris ✪

    Looks like iOS 7 with some web apps installed from Safari (hence the black background in the TextEdit app since web app icons can’t have transparency)…

    • Andrew Roth

      Yes, that is very possible. It would also be quite easy to photoshop the Settings screen to say 8 rather than 7.

    • Jeffrey

      look at the phone and messages apps, it either ios 8 or ios 7.1 because the icons on ios 7 and 7.1 are a bit different

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        I’m almost certain it’s fake. In the settings screenshot it says the carrier is AT&T but in the status bar it says “No Sim”…

      • Jeffrey

        true, but there may be a reason for that… but yeah, i think its fake too

      • Don Walker II

        That doesn’t make it fake. if you have an AT&T locked phone and you remove the sim, it still shows AT&T as the carrier in settings.

  • Rot Kelfer

    Fake.

  • http://facebook.com/kurtlewisart Kurt

    I hope they will shrink the icons a little bit. Maybe make them a little more square too. It would help to freshing up the look of iOS.

    • Andrew Roth

      According to MacMike1000 changes in 7.1 say the icons will be circles.

      • http://facebook.com/kurtlewisart Kurt

        Circles are welcome. They looked good on devices that used them.

    • Jeffrey

      thats because its just a test version/icon, they will create other icons ofcourse… IF it’s not a hoax

  • Mustang5Oh

    TextEdit? Really? What a waste of an app that would be if it’s true.

    • Jeffrey

      just like healthbook, it’ll be a flop just like passbook and newsstand. they should just put those apps in the appstore for free just like pages, final cut pro etc. Apple puts so much useless apps on our iphones… ive got 14 standard apps in a folder that i don use already

  • Andrew McOlash

    Honestly why would you need either preview or textedit? You have pages and almost every document file you can throw at your iOS device can be previewed natively already. I am a bit confused…

  • Matt

    The preview icon’s gotta go.

  • Andrew Roth

    According to MacMike1000 changes in iOS 7.1 indicate that icons in iOS 8 will be circles, rather than squares. I tweeted this to iDB but they don’t seem interested in that potential… Those wouldn’t be in the screenshots as it would likely be applied much closer to the announce date…

    • Jeffrey

      that’s the most stupid thing i’ve ever heard, for real, the stupidest….

      • Andrew Roth

        I’m not the one that said it, I’m just sharing the information. WWDC will come soon enough, then we can find out who’s belief is stupider…

      • Jeffrey

        i know but the fact that you are saying that it is a rumor proves that you think that it could be possible, but ill bet for millions of dollars that ios 8 will not feature circular icons, and i mean it, i would bet all my money on it. i’ve been following every single apple rumor every day for the past 5 years, starting when i was 12 years old, and i have learned the thoughts of apple the past 5 years. i’m serious when i say that i believe that i can approve or deny every rumor that flies around. knowing apple, they would never ever have circular icons

      • Don Walker II

        Be careful…

      • Jeffrey

        with…? im 101% sure of the circular icons if that’s what you’re talking about

      • Don Walker II

        Not necessarily with the circular icons, but with your reasoning behind them not implementing them.

      • Jeffrey

        my only reason was that circular icons in ios is totallt non-apple like… and i believe that that is a pretty reliable reason

      • Andrew Roth

        I completely agree. There is a 1% chance that it happens though. As a blogger myself you have to be willing to accept anything, especially when there’s evidence to support it.

      • Jeffrey

        sure but what’s the evidence?

      • leart

        Your boring

      • Jeffrey

        that’s nice

  • mrnbkhn

    Maybe Preview will give you a quick glance of an image/song/video/… if you look at it for like for 4 secs or something? I mean, camera’s are probably powerful enough to detect accurate eye movement…?

    • Jeffrey

      dont you have a mac? preview is an app on os x too and it shows you pdf files and such without having the ability to edit them… so its just a file previewer

      • mrnbkhn

        Yeah I do, lol sorry I confused it with Quick Look.

      • Jeffrey

        ah lol alright

  • inzist

    That was easily faked :) only problem is the “tips” icon…

  • p_amXtr

    I personally think these screenshots are fake, maybe heathbook and those other apps will be integreated on IOS 8 but I think someone took the rumors and photoshoped these pics.. And btw ofcourse Apple will add more features, they always do! It’s just that each OS realese is allways focused on 1 big feature + just think about all the maps rumors, they aren’t on these screenshot

  • Umut Bilgiç

    TextEdit and Preview app icons look so “not-so-ios7″

    • Jeffrey

      thats because its just a test version/icon, they will create other icons ofcourse… IF it’s not a hoax

  • Andrew Roth

    Just got done looking through all 2,000+ App Store results for “Tips”. Nothing with that icon came up.

    • Jason Baroni

      Because if this is supposed to be iOS 8 it should be a secret for Apple’s insiders. It would never be on times like these.

      • Andrew Roth

        Last three sentences of the article.

        “What’s that Tips icon, though?

        Is that an existing third-party item or yet another Apple app?”

        We don’t know if that’s an Apple app or an App Store app.

  • Jason Baroni

    TextEdit and Preview icons are not Jony Ived. This don’t seem legit.

    • Jeffrey

      thats because its just a test version/icon, they will create other icons ofcourse… IF it’s not a hoax…

      • Jason Baroni

        Such a big coincidence of what we have seen these morning. Like the same icons as the hoax.

      • Jeffrey

        what…?

  • Bradley Culbertson

    It seems like the direction apple would go, Although the screenshots don’t line up with the recent leak of a iTunes Radio stand alone app… Where is that icon?

  • DanielB

    How about Finder…c’mon Apple, make it happen…

  • mondo

    why is carrier saying AT&T when theres no sim?

    • Tony Trenkle Jr.

      Good point there.

    • felixtaf

      ATT branded phone/Contract device.

      • mondo

        on a test device?

      • felixtaf

        Yeah.. Possible… Usually leaked android phones are carrier branded developer edition phones…
        Am not sure its legit. But this is the reason behind ATT in carrier with no sim card.

      • mondo

        thanks for the info, i didn’t know that because i use unlocked iphones.
        Would apple be testing stuff on carrier locked mobiles?

      • felixtaf

        I think so. Coz US sales is mostly carrier based. And in many countries Apple sell iPhones thru carriers.

    • DanielB

      It would be AT&T hardware (AKA locked to AT&T). Doesn’t have to have a sim installed.

  • felixtaf

    Am preparing my wishlist for iOS8 and preparing myself for a disappointment…

    • h4nd0fg0d

      Ya, rite with u.

  • p_amXtr

    Woulden’t they be testing it on the iPhone 6 or whaterver it’s called.. Since IOS 8 is obusly going to be disigned for the newer devices?? And if rumors are correct this screenshot should have been taken on a bigger screen!!!!

    • Jeffrey

      they could also be on an iphone 5/5s/5c…. maybe they got some people to test ios 8 but they didnt want them to know anything about the iphone 6 since they are only the software testers… OR the ios 8 file could be stolen from a mac in the apple headquarters and put on an iphone 5/5s/5c, it doesnt have to be tested on an iphone 6

    • Andrew Roth

      When iOS 7 was announced it was announced on an iPhone 5, even though it was made for the 5s and 5c because those weren’t announced for several months yet. Plus when they test things the people working on hardware have fake software and the people working on software have fake hardware so that it cuts down on leaks and such.

  • inzist

    This is easily faked… Only icon missing is “Tips”

    • Jason Baroni

      I like this wallpaper!

      • inzist

        Here you go :)

      • Jason Baroni

        Wow! Thank you so much! You have a really good taste!
        Don’t know about you but I got more attracted by pink/purple colors after iOS 7. They look good

      • inzist

        Cheers! Yeah I agree, that’s mostly what my wallpaper library consists of nowadays :)
        Here are a few more! Gotta give some credit to @Ar7 for many of them.

      • Jason Baroni

        Yours are gorgeous too! Congrats!

    • Andrew Roth

      Yup. Settings screen would also be really easy to fake.

  • Mohammed Sahib

    I am guessing that the photos show a 32 GB phone with only 25 GB free. Let’s hope the new apps won’t take so much space.

    • Jeffrey

      ofcourse not, you know apple, they would never implement a big app in ios

  • Jeffrey

    this could and should be fake, then again, the healthbook and tips icons look really apple-like…

  • pauleebe

    TextEdit is useless now that we have Notes and Pages. Do we really need a third typing/text-processor based app?

    And what’s the point of Preview? Photos are easily viewed or modified through Photos app or IPhoto.

  • Steve Brea

    Looks exactly like iOS 7…

  • JS3

    its so funny how ppl out there think this is real…. its called photo shop PEOPLE!!! anyone can make these mock ups to draw attention! its just sad all these tech websites have no other news that they have to cover this BS…. whatever tho…

  • n0ahcruz3

    Tips? Lol if this was real then wtf

  • Chun-Li aka ThunderThighs

    Faker than a iPhablet ever existing.

    • SkyFall

      Um it’s whited out (on purpose). It has a version number but because they don’t want to show it they remove only the letters/number inside the parentheses.

      • Chun-Li aka ThunderThighs

        That isn’t the reason.

  • JRaynor

    Great more stuff for my “apple crap” folder

    • Mohammed Sahib

      Widely known as ‘Crapple’.

      • JRaynor

        looks like its time for a rename

  • Johan

    Totally NOT what it would look like, first of all, some icons (phone and messages) are already different from these in the last iOS update… And the icons are not at all the new style, they are skeuomorphic as hell.
    I call bullshit on this one. At least the fact that this would be a screenshot.

  • °§¥¤©|Raygun|©¤¥§°

    Cool! I am freaking hyped for iOS 8. It should be pretty damn awesome if they’re not just calling it iOS 7.2 xD

  • Greg

    those screenshots are obviously BS

  • samay s

    i dont get the point of having Preview in iOS ,

    to view pictures we have Photos
    to view PDFs we have iBooks
    what will Preview replace in iOS , just so ridix.
    Meanwhile, what is it with the 26 gig iDevice ? :O
    Please App , go even flatter and minimal … Make it look Futuristic. You certainly dont want people to leave.

  • n0ahcruz3

    I dont care about the next software right now.. My eyes are laser focused on the next iphone. Hope apple dont disappoint me skipped the last 2 iphones because i wasnt impressed (5/5s)

  • jack

    so fake

  • Donovan

    If all these apps could be optional, that’d be great. With my 16gb phone I could use every extra kb.

  • Giel Konink

    no sim .. but carrier AT&T ….

  • Ryan W

    Finder should be on iOS because text edit and preview is on iOS 8

    Healthbook should use touch id as a heart rate sensor (I think)]

    Tips I know is real :)

  • Matthew

    Why is it a 25GB phone, even with losses (indexing, system software, etc.) a normal 32GB iPhone is 27 or so GB, so it could be a BIG update or maybe it’s a virtual iPhone?