iOS 8 banner up

Ladies and gentlemen, we’re entering the final stretch of waiting before the WWDC keynote. With just one weekend to go until Tim Cook and others hit the stage on Monday in San Francisco, we’ve heard rumors about pretty much everything that is planned to be unveiled. In particular, Apple is expected to take the wraps off its iOS 8 software update as one of the headline announcements at the keynote… 

http://twitter.com/jyarow/status/472433085347160064/

Just in case you remain skeptical that iOS 8 is in fact right around the corner, Business Insider reporter Jay Yarow just recently tweeted out a picture of an iOS 8 banner being setup at the Moscone Center. While we won’t go as far as saying iOS 8 is guaranteed to be in the cards, the banner does all but confirm the software update will be at the center of the weeklong conference.

WWDC begins next Monday with a live keynote at 10:00 AM Pacific. We will be providing the latest news and updates that come out of the keynote as it unfolds, while Apple will be live streaming the event. WWDC has served as a platform for several key product and service releases in the past, ranging from next-generation iPhones and Macs to new iOS and OS X versions.

Are you excited?

  • Cameron Nottingham

    iOS 8 is Water… Im excited to see where Apple takes this

    • Mohammed Sahib

      Probably “iOS is watery smooth again like it used to be b4 iOS7”

      • regkilla

        iOS 7 is very smooth for me on iOS 7. You must use an iPhone 4.

      • David Villamizar

        “iOS 7 is very smooth for me on iOS 7”???

      • regkilla

        I meant to put on iPhone but you get the point.

      • Mohammed Sahib

        iP5 actually and while a fresh iOS 7.1 install was much better than 7.0, it still pales in comparison when I hold my brother’s iP5 on iOS 6.

    • Michael Hulet

      Both iOS 5 and iOS 6 also had water-centric logos, too

      • Ian Leon

        except iOS 7, they’ve all had water centric themes if you think about it. iPhone OS 1 had the picture of the earth from outer space

      • Nicolas Cage

        Omg, Forstall is back. All his iOS designs had water themes :p

      • Ian Leon

        I kinda miss Forstall… I mean the skeuomorphism in iOS 6 was terrible but the Time Machine interface is genius… and I hope they never change it

      • andy

        Show me prove that his back from a source, legit… i had like to see man 🙂

      • Michael Hulet

        That’s not correct, actually.. Looking at the logos, I guess you could argue that iOS 3 was waves of water, but I personally would disagree with that. I think they’re just different shades of blue lines. That being the case, water is in the minority

      • Ian Leon

        look at the lock screen wallpapers for iOS 1 to 3.. because the home screen did not have a wallpaper back then

      • Michael Hulet

        I’ll give you that, but I was referring to the logos the entire time, and not the wallpapers (although in iOS 6’s case, the logo matches the wallpaper)

      • Ian Leon

        ohhh.. yeah the logos …

      • jp2002

        Water reminded me of Forstall. I hope he is back.

      • andy

        He is back man. 😉

      • andy

        Wait idk lol. Need research 😛

    • Jeff

      They will be showing 2 different models of something using iOS 8. If you look closely at the 8, the top circle is smaller than the bottom circle = 2 different models/buttons/or something of that nature. I am assuming it will be the iPhone 6.

      • Kieran.Lillis

        The iPhone 6 won’t be shown until September as usual

    • rockdude094

      Aqua from osx leopard 😀

    • Antzboogie

      Ok sorry I saw banner sorry lol it is Water hahaha.

      • andy

        I half, half know….. water like what ios 5 and 6 had? with the blue wave and all?

  • Yash Gorana

    Introducing… the world’s first waterproof OS. iOS 8. XD

    • Framboogle

      Hah that reminds me of this

      • Jonathan

        Well, you’d have to put it in rice for like a year to get all the water out now that it’s filled up.
        Don’t forget though, there are capacitors that slowly drain. So it will still be bye-bye iPhone lol

      • Yash Gorana

        Why rice when you have hair dryer ?

      • Jonathan

        I’ll pass on liquid iPhone, thanks.

      • Gustavo Adolfo Mirabal

        If you put your wet iphone in a bag full of rice it will attract asians during the night and fix the phone for you.

      • Brian May

        Hilarious!

      • Yash Gorana

        I am an Asian and I find this hilarious. I had read this on 9gag but it always cracks me up.

        (Indians are Asians okay?)

  • jocastro

    already!!!!!! maybe its going to be water proof

    • Gfhgjhjh

      A waterproof operating system?…

      • Guest

        wat!?

      • Gfhgjhjh

        Whut ?

  • iDB

    wallpaper?

    • Yash Gorana

      Wait. Wait my child for our beloved @surenix will be ready with it in a few hours.

    • David Gitman

      enjoy

      • Ian Leon

        The image for iOS is about falling into the earth from outer space:
        iPhone OS – iOS 3: Earth from outer space
        iOS 4 – 5: Water droplets (from the clouds)
        IOS 6: The surface of the water

        iOS 8: Under Water

      • Jonathan

        Interesting. What about iOS 7 though? Rainbow from the water droplets?

      • Ian Leon

        just a weird exception

      • Ian Leon

        I see .. you mean the gradient in the number 7 could be a rainbow…. makes sense

      • Jonathan

        mhm. kinda. But iOS 6 was the water surface, not still in the air. :/ So it’s kinda a step backwards.

      • Guest

        space – iPhone OS 1

        cloud Droplets – iOS 4
        Air – Skipped
        water surface – iOS 6
        underwater – iOS 8

      • Ethan Humphrey

        I guess thats true

      • Ian Leon

        right … so no rainbow…. so I stick with Weird Exception

      • Jonathan

        Unless, you’re on the water surface and you see the rainbow.

        I don’t know, lol.

      • Ian Leon

        How about this story.
        The guy starts falling from space, through the clouds, hits the water really hard, gets knocked out and has a weird dream with rainbows and all sorts of psychedelic colors, wakes up and then he’s underwater already.

      • Jonathan

        LOL I’ll buy that. xD

      • Andres

        So close to earth that vision is out of focus. Explains blurry iOS 7 theme

      • Jonathan

        lol yeah kinda. xD

      • Guest

        hmmm no:

      • andy

        And ios 7 rainbow surface 🙂

      • Andres

        IOS7 – so close to earth that vision is out of focus. That explains the ios7 theme

      • andy

        BRO U LEGEND!!! 😀 i sent u msg on fb check it :)!

  • Yarin Azulay

    Yesss! 🙂

  • Jason Baroni

    Is skeuomorphism getting back again?

  • Jonathan

    Apple, please really show off this WWDC event, okay?

    • There is a live stream of the keynote if that is what you’re asking.

      • Jonathan

        No, I meant I want them to show off, or rub it in the competitors faces. 😛
        Sorry for confusion. 🙂

      • Ethan Humphrey

        Thats what I thought

      • Qasim

        I really hope that they do that, and in a very super awesome kinda way

      • Jonathan

        Agreed lol.

      • jack

        yes.. they should humiliate android and cheap android devices

    • Qasim

      They are going to stream it live

  • BobNation

    i bet there will be a water based live wallpaper in iOS 8

    • Ethan Humphrey

      Good Idea!

    • Jonathan

      I hope..

    • Yash Gorana

      What I’m expecting…

      Me : “Siri Release the KRAKEN”
      *siri closes and a kraken pops in the live wallpaper*

      • Ethan Humphrey

        haha!

    • Ian Leon

      I hope when you shake it.. it makes bubbles.. and then it could also have the characters of fining memo swimming around… so cool

  • Ethan Humphrey

    That looks like the iOS 6 banner and default wallpaper.

  • Omar Sharif

    I got it !
    Water is needed for health right ?
    Health= Healthbook
    Now gimme my noble prize

    • Jonathan

      Here, a cookie.

      • Omar Sharif

        Thanks , at least someone is taking notice

      • Jonathan

        Any time, bro.

    • Guest

      Well, i couldn’t resist to do this :’)

      • Omar Sharif

        LOL nice one

      • Yash Gorana

        That was me, but…i deleted it.

        AND SOMEHOW IT’S THERE ON DISQUS. DAHELL.

      • justme

        jajajaj nice!!

    • Guest

      Well, I just had to do this :’)

  • CS

    Water. Clear and pure. Just like iOS 8. I’m expecting one of the most stable iOS versions
    Hopefully at least, because 7 sucks

    • andy

      IOS 7 honestly is the shittest ios ever 😛 I hope ios 8 is going to be the best!!! 🙂

  • Framboogle

    I need to go change my pants

    • Jonathan

      Bathroom’s on your left.

    • Yash Gorana

      Too much water for today XD

  • Ethan Humphrey

    It also looks like the mavericks wave wallpaper

    • Ian Leon

      maybe it’s about bringing the “deep (underwater)” performance enhancements from mavericks to iOS

  • David Gitman

    dont get your hopes up… IOS 5 came with bubbles…
    and iOS 6 came with waves

    • Vijay Panjwani

      Damn! You just ruined all the excitement.

      • David Gitman

        sorry mate

      • Vijay Panjwani

        Still, fingers crossed!

      • andy

        LOL good broo 😉

    • Jonathan

      My hopes are still screaming.

  • Matt

    Make me think of iOS 6

    • Ethan Humphrey

      Thats what I said!

      • Ian Leon

        The theme is falling from outer space:
        iPhone OS – iOS 3: Earth from outer space
        iOS 4 – 5: Water droplets (from the clouds)
        IOS 6: The surface of the water
        iOS 7: Weird Exception
        iOS 8: Under Water

      • Ethan Humphrey

        I love how you said iOS 7 was a weird exemption, but it could be maybe some land?

      • Ian Leon

        how is it land? it looks like a nebula to me lol… or a series of dots

      • Ian Leon

        how is it land ? lol … it looks more like a nebula to me

  • Ahmed Karoui

    Blue… Blue everywhere xD

  • Matheus Lisboa

    Will you post a wallpaper for this? Please do!!!

    • Jonathan

      Give Surenix a couple hours.

      • Matheus Lisboa

        Gotta love surenix

      • andy

        Had be awesome, as next week sunday wallpaper of the week :D!!! well for me its Australia time so monday :). jeff what do you think of that..?

  • Ethan Humphrey

    look at how everyone’s just staring at the camera like “really? why are you taking a pic of this?”

  • Ken

    iOS 8 Surfboard lol

  • Jeffrey

    Hmm the banner makes me pretty curious because they never used a picture as a background for iOS, unlike for OS X, maybe they’ll introduce named iOS versions? I’m a lot more curious about the OS X banner though, since it would reveal the OS title… Will it be named OS XI, OS X 11, OS X 10.10..? Nobody knows…

  • Martin

    Is it me or has this year gone by super fast?

  • Guest

    enjoy

  • David Gitman

    enjoy 😀

    • Jonathan

      How did you get that? 0_o
      (if it appears a broken image to anyone, just click the little icon. It’ll take you to the photo.

      • David Gitman

        I have no idea why its broken

        maybe now

      • Jonathan

        as in, how did you get the photo?
        And, I just had to refresh. Oops lol

      • David Gitman

        I cropped it lol

      • Jonathan

        But the ladder and stuff is in the way lol

      • Vijay Panjwani

        Actually 9to5mac has an another picture where those objects are not present.

      • Jonathan

        Oh sweet! 😀

    • Ethan Humphrey

      just set this as my pic! I may be the first one 😀

      • David Gitman

        Yeah lol enjoy

  • hussam spider

    waitingggggggggggggggggggggggggg

  • leart

    cant believe its been one year already from ios 7

  • Ravi

    Dont you think the banner is upside down

    • al7oot

      Nope. because you will read the 8 upside down

      • Ravi

        yes ur correct. Thank you for correcting me

    • Jonathan

      No. The picture is underwater.

    • Jeff

      They’ll be showing 2 different models of something using iOS 8. If you look closely at the 8, the top circle is smaller than the bottom circle = 2 different models/buttons/or something of that nature. I am assuming it will be the iPhone 6.

      • Jonathan

        Or, it’s just the font used for the 8.

      • Jeff

        Or it could be, fun to speculate. I am thinking it symbolizes the 4.7 iPhone 6 and 5.5 iPhone 6.

  • Qasim

    i hope it works on my older iPhone 4 too like iOS 7

    • Jonathan

      I don’t think so. 4s+ only.

      • Qasim

        How can u be so sure? 7 is on iPhone 4 too with features cut

      • Jonathan

        1. I saw a website with list of supported devices. iPhone 4 was not on the list.
        2. It seem to be a common pattern. Devices have 3 iOS’s. The iPod 4 started on iOS 4, and stopped on iOS 6. The iPad 1 started on iOS 3, and stopped at 5. The iPhone 4 will probably following the same. It started at iOS 5, and will stop at 7. Besides, with it kinda struggling with iOS 7 even with features turned off (blur, parallax, etc) running an even more challenging iOS, iOS 8, I don’t see how it could do it.

      • Qasim

        iPhone 4 did not started with iOS 5, i had mine jailbroken at 4.3.3

      • Jonathan

        oops. 😀
        Then we’ll just have to see lol.

      • Anmol Malhotra

        It started with iOS 4 and got 3 iOS updates : 5 , 6 & 7.
        So, I’m pretty sure i4 will not be included in iOS 8 compatiblity list.

      • andy

        Sorry but iphone 4 and ipad 2 wont be supported, only iphone 4s+ and ipod touch 5th gen. 🙂

      • Qasim

        And what was that website ?

      • Jonathan

        http://www.evad3rs . net/2014/04/ios-8-supported-devices-complete-list.html

  • Ian Leon

    The image for iOS is about falling into the earth from outer space:
    iPhone OS – iOS 3: Earth from outer space
    iOS 4 – 5: Water droplets (from the clouds)
    IOS 6: The surface of the water
    iOS 7: Weird Exception
    iOS 8: Under Water

  • ClaudieX X

    I got the real iOS 8 picture with a transparent 8

  • Aleksandar Kojić

    How much internet traffic in MBs WWDC Keynote takes? I’m asking in order to be sure that I can watch it via mobile internet. Thanks.

    • It’s a few hours long so you’re look at least 1.5GB I would imagine.

  • Adnan Aslam

    Maybe the digit 8 means multi tasking, coz its splitting 0 into two parts 8. 0 —>8

  • jack

    that black dude looks like the one from Final Destination

  • El Matador

    I’m almost positive Lebron traveled!

  • Steve Brea

    Can’t wait for iOS 8!!

  • Alberto Espinal

    Water? Hmmm!

  • andy

    Awesome work! 🙂 im glad two people have already made a ios 8 wallpaper (concept) u legend.

  • SkyFall

    The fact that the sea is upside down doesn’t concern anyone? It might mean something.

  • Gabriel Diaz

    The problem with iOS jumps nowadays is that there’s not much left for them to do.. Unless they implement all the jailbreak community’s ideas. Before the versions of iOS were so young, everything was possible and everything was innovative. Now they’re just adding one big feature and calling it a huge version upgrade. Just focus on patching security vulnerabilities and improving performance in my opinion.

  • Sai

    Goddamn apple won’t have ios 8 on ipad 2 🙁 I doubt I’m going to get a new apple device :/

    Why apple why??

  • David Williams

    The banner has gotten me a bit excited mainly because if iOS 8 is gonna be unveiled at WWDC it’s time to get ready for iOS 8 betas!!

  • Andres

    The image for iOS is about falling into the earth from outer space:
    iPhone OS –
    iOS 3: Earth from outer space
    iOS 4 – 5: Water droplets (from the clouds)
    IOS 6: The surface of the water
    IOS 7: so close to earth that vision is out of focus. Explains blurry theme.
    iOS 8: Under Water

  • Andres

    The image for iOS is about falling into the earth from outer space:
    iPhone OS –
    iOS 3: Earth from outer space
    iOS 4 – 5: Water droplets (from the clouds)
    IOS 6: The surface of the water
    IOS 7: so close to earth that vision is out of focus. Explains blurry theme.
    iOS 8: Under Water
    IOS 9: Malaysia airlines flight at seabed

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