ios 8 concept

Tech site Tech Radar is out with a new iOS 8 concept video this afternoon, depicting what it thinks the new firmware could look like. We actually know, or think we know, quite a bit about Apple’s next mobile OS thanks to a number of reports, and this clip helps visualize all of that information.

The video covers most of everything we’ve heard thus far. It shows a revamped Notification Center, with a new easy-to-read layout, and the oft-rumored Healthbook app connecting to an iWatch. It also suggests how Siri could use Shazam’s tech, and how CarPlay could help keep drivers safe…

Again, all of these features have been mentioned in previous reports on iOS 8, so it’s possible that they could make it into the firmware (although the design might be off). In fact, most of the intel comes from 9to5Mac’s often-accurate Mark Gurman, so that adds further weight to the possibility.

Overall, it appears that iOS 8 is going to be about fine-tuning all of the design and performance changes made in iOS 7, as well as the addition of new apps. The update is also believed to bring about severalimprovements to the Maps and Messages apps, as well as CarPlay and Notification Center.

Apple is expected to unveil iOS 8 at WWDC, which it has announced will begin on June 2nd.

  • Love the notification centre. Can this be done via a jb tweak??

    • Come to think of it!? This how IntelliScreenX should have been done, less clutter easier on the eye.

  • Anthony Snyder

    Really well put together video. The icons look really nice.. although I’d get bored quickly because of the lack of gradients. The gradients really help add “pop” to the icons, imo.

    Notification center looks good except I’d need to play around with it first.

    Healthbook cards don’t move around the screen like Reminders or Passbooks cards which is the animators fault. Also there should be more padding around the cards.

  • Neil Sardesai

    Really loved the music in this vid.

    • Anthony Snyder

      I agree.

  • David Gitman

    Cant wait for ios 8
    Damn SIRI !

    • andy

      True dat bro !

  • DAT notification center.

  • onesimpleclickk

    Does anyone think that Apple will drastically change iOS8, or will they stay with the ‘flat’ asthetic that iOS7 currently has. Personally, I think that Apple will not release iOS8 at all with the new iPhones. What does everyone else think?

    • Naw, with how much work they put into iOS 7, they won’t make much visual changes so soon. I doubt it’ll change much before iOS 10 to be honest

    • ins0mniac1

      Agree with @conducivemammal:disqus . They will slightly refine the appearance here and there, but I imagine the general iOS7 aesthetic will be here for several more OS releases.

    • Freddie Webster

      I think they will stay flat because think of all the years the first iOS icons looked. It took six iOSes.

  • Chris Holden

    healthbook is going to be the new newsstand

    • ins0mniac1

      lol. So true.

    • Robert Adams

      you’re not completely right. A lot of people hated newstand because they couldn’t put it in a folder to hide it and their news apps, etc. weren’t being put on the home screen but instead being put in there. If they make the app completely useless without a iWatch though then it’ll die quicker than newsstand.

      • édith Dupont

        As seen you don’t , no need for an iWatch to take your weight or to count your steps (m7) etc… So you can use the new app for few things …. You can actually measure your heart rates too ( led flash way )

  • Liam Mulcahy

    me gusta

    • Jonathan

      I must ask, according to your previous comments, it’s obvious your main language is English, so why did you say “I like” in Spanish? 😛

      • édith Dupont

        Sérieusement Jonathan ?!

      • Jonathan


      • édith Dupont


      • Jonathan


      • édith Dupont

        It’s like lol in frensh but means ” death because of laughing “

      • Jonathan

        Violent. xD

      • édith Dupont

        How that ?

      • Jonathan

        Make someone laugh so hard they die? Kinda violent. 😛

      • édith Dupont

        Nô it means you found something very Hilarious that when you started to laugh you couldn’t stop till you died ( because you laughed so hard that your body couldn’t take it anymore , anyway it makes more sense in French

      • Jonathan

        Oh I get it, lol.
        Yeah, makes for sense.

  • Merman123

    Near the end of the article , there should be a space between “several” and “improvements”. Just a heads up Cody ! =]

  • coLin

    iOS 7 = Windows Vista
    iOS 8 = Windows 7

    • Maxim∑

      iOS 9 won’t be windows 8 though. Because then it would be optimized for just mouse and keyboard

    • hkgsulphate

      how is iOS 7 Windows Vista

      • Jeffrey

        he meant it’s a flop and that ios 8, or windows 7, was a huge success… i disagree with him though, ios 7 is the best thing that has happened to ios ever.

  • I hope someone can make the iOS 8 notification center tweak.

  • Likii111

    Why Apple don’t understand ?! Everyone wants Quick Reply and Quick Compose and not Shazam ! Everyone wants bigger battery and not thinner Iphone ! Everyone wants better Night Shots and not better auto-focus

    • coLin

      Why don’t you understand that Apple wants your money?

      • What does any of them features have to do with Apple earning money? They could earn just as much, if not more by bringing these features to market.

      • coLin

        This is an easy answer: They make things less complicated and people buy their products as they are. There’s no reason for Apple to do all these things. “Don’t fix what isn’t broken” and another one: “What doesn’t exist it can’t break” or something like that

      • Butch Danes

        The way Apple works is by adding small improvements each year which makes them gain more money instead of having a major update to both software and hardware. The iPhone 4S had Siri and an updated camera. People on older iPhones who wanted all those new features had to upgrade. If you wanted a bigger screen and thinner size, you had to upgrade to the iPhone 5. If you wanted Touch ID, you had to upgrade to the iPhone 5S. Whatever they don’t do for the iPhone 6, they will do for the 6S and so on. That’s how they make more money off people.

    • Robert Adams

      I’m not going to lie but I kind of want Shazam but I also want QR and QC. Although I personally would appreciate more batt life, i’m always near a charger. I do agree better night shots are more wanted then auto-focus since the auto focus they have no is pretty okay.

  • jack

    Terrible. Im happy these people are very far away from Apple

  • Tumbled_Sea

    looking forward to iOS 8.

  • ins0mniac1

    Definitely one of the most professional concept renderings I’ve seen. Love the clean design of iOS8, the slick notification centre, and Siri with Shazam looks very cool.

    Only nitpick is I doubt the iPhone 6’s bezels will be quite that small. Also doubt that Apple would pull that far away from the look of iOS7 so soon (considering how long they stuck with the iOS2 ->iOS6 look).

    • pantech vega iron has no bezels. Apple can do it too.

  • crAppleKilla

    iOS 6 = WIndows 7! Sleek and useful!
    iOS 7 + iOS 8 = Windows 8! Hideous and useless!

    • Mozaik

      But everyone said iOS 6 is boring and stale , people asked for new look. Becareful what you wish for ;).

      • Robert Adams

        If you’re jailbroken who cares how the icons look when 9/10 you’re going to change them anyway. Personally I absolutely hated iOS 6 icons and entire UI. It just looks so dated.

      • crAppleKilla

        Yeah but in case you hadn’t noticed, Themes aren’t what they used to be on iOS 7 because of how crApple changed the framework!

        Oh well, my theme still looks amazing back here on Jailbroken iOS 6.1.2! i’ll leave iOS 7 to all the fruits who wanna feel like they’re 6 years old again =x

      • édith Dupont

        Viva ios 7 , best design of all times

      • crAppleKilla

        I know, all the kids in elementary school are jumping with joy!

        Design, LMAO! I’ve seen etch-a-sketches with more design than iOS 7 *facepalm*

      • Alberto Espinal

        I’ll see you soon in IOS 7 or 8 when Apple stop supporting apps for IOS 6

      • Jonathan

        Care to share a screenshot of your device? I’m curious now.

      • crAppleKilla

        True that, it’s ashame how simple minded the dev’s over at crApple are. I mean how SIMPLE would it have been to keep the iOS 6 theme AND have the iOS 7 theme as well. Put an option in the Settings app and allow the USER TO DECIDE!!!

        It’s about as SIMPLE as it would have been for Microsoft to put setting in the Control Panel to allow users to ENABLE or DISABLE the Start Button/Menu.


      • Mozaik

        Now you are trolling.

      • crAppleKilla

        Awww did I hit a nerve? Love when fanboys get butt hurt when people speak the TRUTH!

      • mondo

        your idea of the truth….

      • crAppleKilla

        Idea of truth that a LOT of other NON-fanboys share as well!

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        The change between iOS 6 and 7 was more than a design change and brought many different features. If Apple were to do as you suggest they’d have new features not fitting in with the iOS 6 theme. Design is not linear it changes all of the time whether it be for better or worse. If you don’t like this then you can always jailbreak or just switch to an Android device (maybe one by Scamsung?).

      • crAppleKilla

        No I’m good. I’m staying Jailbroken on iOS 6.1.2, I’ll leave iOS 7 to all the rest of you fruits!

  • Technocrz!

    Wow notification center is killer neat, overall it looks better.

  • Straw hat

    ME LIKE!! This would be perfect

  • Mr.DnQ

    Could it be…

  • Himanshu Oberoi

    Not Think this really gonna Happen

  • Adil Hussain

    Imagine if the iWatch monitors your heartbeat and if your heart beats irregularly it’ll send a message to the iPhone and ring an ambulance

  • TeChNoStyLeZ

    Those icon colors remind me of windows 8 and I hate windows 8 :p

  • Yehya Mansour

    1 word : Amazing

  • Ishaan Malhotra

    They definitely need to upgrade the keyboard. Atleast swipe selection should be intigrated.

  • Nice one

  • Danial Hakim

    just bought 5S last week, i kinda disappointed with the home button when i click it. It sound so clicky. I go to Apple store & replace with new one, it also the same. Check on forums, many people said its normal because the touch id. It is true? Hmm..

    • édith Dupont

      Yes that’s right , no need to worry about it , you just need to get used to it

      • crAppleKilla

        Yeah just get used to it like all the other crApple Fanboy Sheepeople *facepalm*

      • édith Dupont

        What’s your problem , did you just discover you’re not the center of this world midfing

  • abdullah575

    Apple removed stocks in notification Center in my iphone 4S with ios 7.1.1

  • R4

    I still don’t buy it. I don’t think apple will ever make a phablet or a 4.7 inch phone. It’s too big. The current iPhone perfectly fits most peoples hands. Maybe they could make he screen a bit bigger. Apple always try to do things which make sense. Things which makes the user experience better. 4.7 inch phone is just uncomfortable to use on a regular basis.

  • ✪ aidan harris ✪

    Love the Siri integration with Shazam. If this can be done via a jailbreak tweak someone please do it…

  • Babou

    i really love the notification center
    the preview and the textedit I’m going to welcome them!

  • sriram varadarajulu

    the notification center concept doesn’t look nice.. the only concepts i liked were the drive mode and the siri with shazam concept

  • Eyal^S

    Love the new concept, really liked the notification center and the intergration with iWatch and Carplay.
    Looking forward to what apple is going to do and waiting for the iPhone 6 😉

  • Jay Burgandy

    cooool but still no quick reply on the messaging app..?

  • Mario Britten

    I just don’t get why they should add an app called “Tips”? It sounds useless to me? …Any thoughts?

  • Laszlo Gaspar

    I think apple will keep the iwatch in live sync with your iPhone, eliminating the need to ever sync it or wait for it to connect.

  • Martin

    I am in love with this. I hope Apple makes something along these lines. If iWatch is true,then totally buying it.

  • Mustang5Oh

    Wow that notification center would be epic! Too bad knowing Apple it won’t even resemble that. 🙁