The upcoming iPhone 6 has been leaking like crazy recently, thanks to the (many) people whose getting access to dummy units of the smartphone.
And now someone has used all of the images which got leaked so far, along with some Photoshop prowess, to create a 360-degree view of Apple's next handset, in perpetually-rotating GIF form no less.
So if you look on the Photo above this paragraph you can see what will probably end up being the design of the iPhone 6.
Apple announced the iOS 8 yesterday, it's a major update to the iOS 7 with many new features and tons of improvements.
Here's the Full Change-log of the iOS 8 :
• Refined UI in multi-tasking, Mail, Messages, third-party sharing options among other system apps.
• Safari plugin support, bird-eye tab view for iPad
• iCloud Drive with 5GB free storage
• Third-party keyboards, adaptive default one
• Family Share - share and control the content across Apple IDs using the same credit card, children app purchase requests
• Handoff support with Mac OS X Yosemite - continuity from any iOS 8 iDevice to Mac OS X, instant automatic hotspot, SMS/MMS/iMessages and voice calls transition supported
• New Photos with smart editing, search, third-party filters
• Health pack
• Better Spotlight with automatic internet suggestions from popular services such as Wikipedia, Maps, IMDb
• Enterprise easy setup
• Better Siri with voice activation, Shazam integration, 24 new dictation languages
• Third-party widgets in Notification Center
• Updated App Store with category browsing, Beta apps, Bundles
• China gets lunar calendar, turn-by-turn navigation, better weather data
• Safari Private Browsing per tab
• Camera: Instant Burst Mode, Timer, separate focus and exposure, Panorama for iPad
• Integrated iBooks with auto night mode, Book Series support
• Battery usage per app statistics
• Tips app
• Rich Text Editing in Notes
• RSS Feeds in Shared Links
• Wi-Fi calling support
• Travel time notifications
• FaceTime call waiting
• Improved accessibility, In Case of Emergency card, TouchID to exit Guided Access, Braille keyboard
• Flyover city tours
• New keyboards, dictation languages and dictionaries
• Performance Enhancements
Apple announced that its upcoming major iOS update, iOS 8, will be available for developers starting from today as a first BETA release and for users by the end of this year's fall.
iOS 8 won't be available to all iOS devices but a very limited list, Here's is the iOS 8-supported devices list :
• iPhone 4s
• iPhone 5iPhone 5c
• iPhone 5s
• iPod touch 5th generation
• iPad 2
• iPad with Retina display
• iPad Air
• iPad mini
• iPad mini with Retina display
Today, Apple announced iOS 8, at the WWDC 2014, its upcoming major update to its mobile operating system, iOS 8 has similar UI as the iOS 7 but with many new features and tons of enhancements on board.
Tim Cook describes iOS 8 as "a huge release" that actually has two stories: one with a ton of new features for end users and the other rich on new capabilities for developers. Starting with the user side of things, you can now respond to incoming messages directly from the notification drop-down, and you no longer need to exit the app you're already in.
Notifications can now be actioned directly on the lock screen as well. Craig Federighi demonstrated accepting a calendar invite without having to unlock his phone. Moreover, third-party apps will be supported, with the demo including a Facebook tag that Craig liked with an affirmative tap of the notification.
Double-tapping the home button brings up the familiar task switcher, but it now also includes recent contacts. Spotlight search has also been updated, allowing you to search for apps both on your device and for those you don't already have. Searching through movies, news, Wikipedia entries, and a variety of other sources is included too. Significantly, Spotlight suggestions go straight to Wikipedia, skipping the usual Google search conduit.
Emulating Google Now, Siri in iOS 8 will be accessible with just a voice command of "Hey Siri." The upgraded voice assistant will also integrate Shazam song recognition, allow you to make iTunes purchases, and include 22 new dictation languages. On the iOS App Store, Apple is adding the option to preview apps or to purchase them in discounted bundles. TestFlight is another new feature being touted for developers, allowing them to recruit iOS users as beta testers before an app's final release.
Apple said that the iOS 8 BETA will be available for download to developers starting from today, and the final release to users iOS devices will be this Fall.
This isn't the first time that a designer has tried to come up with an Appley way to add widget-like functionality to iOS 8, and it likely won't be the last time either. But, when it comes to concepts, we always prefer when a designer really puts quality thought into how a company would approach an issue, rather than just building an unrealistic concept based on desire. Jay Machalani has done exactly that with his "Blocks" concept.
The idea is simple: Android has widgets, Windows Phone has live tiles, so what would Apple's solution be? The idea is actually quite a bit like the iOS widget concept that we saw from Jan-Michael Cart back in 2011.
Blocks are basically a hybrid of live tiles and widgets, where you would be able to pinch-and-zoom on any app icon to display more info, or leave the larger Block active to allow for live updating of info or easy access to media controls.