Gallery: iOS 8

Apple's iOS 8 is now out in the wild and we have obtained screenshots of the latest version of Apple's operating system. If you are wanting to put the beta bits on your device but are still curious what the new features look like, take a few seconds and look at the gallery below.

The changes, while not all that big, in terms of visual updates since iOS 7 brought an all new design language, but the underlying updates are apparent across the OS.

We should note that this is an early beta for the platform and before it launches this fall, many updates will likely arrive. 

We will keep adding more images as we dig through Apple's latest OS update.

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all the copying from android and samsung! just saying. medical id and samsungs extensive health apps? come on. Also that keyboard? remind you of something called Google Keyboard?

to all those saying windows phone and android haven't changed thats bs. android changed significantly in ICS and windows phone did in WP8.1. yes ICS was a while ago, although this is apples first change. to say that android needs to change a second time is ridiculous. i haven't heard a single complaint on the ui of android since ics. ive only heard pluses. ive heard so many complaints on ios 7 and the new flat design. personally, i want an iphone 5 with ios 6 still cause it's more appealing to me. although control center is nice, i could jailbreak it and get more features any way.

i would say this update helps apple, although it still puts them no where close to android.

You guys really get so bent out of shape over the replication of good ideas becoming standard. If it were up to people like you, technology wouldn't go anywhere...

Who gives a flying duck? Honestly.

After being forced to upgrade to iOS 7 when my iPhone 4 bricked itself, I will never purchase another iPhone.

iOS 7 has made my iPhone 4 extremely laggy, unresponsive, and everything crashes just because. Its most visible in graphic-intense games (Asphalt 8) where it went from smooth as butter to laggy and crashing with that update.

The inability to downgrade is the final nail in the coffin for my 6 year stint with the iPhone: the next phone I'm getting is probably going to be an Android phone and I have no intention of looking back.

duoi said,
After being forced to upgrade to iOS 7 when my iPhone 4 bricked itself, I will never purchase another iPhone.

iOS 7 has made my iPhone 4 extremely laggy, unresponsive, and everything crashes just because. Its most visible in graphic-intense games (Asphalt 8) where it went from smooth as butter to laggy and crashing with that update.

The inability to downgrade is the final nail in the coffin for my 6 year stint with the iPhone: the next phone I'm getting is probably going to be an Android phone and I have no intention of looking back.

Good luck with that, how many 4 year old android phones are on the latest version? Hell how many year old phones are on the latest Android version. 4 years old is ancient in mobile times, whether or not you get another Apple, Android or WP phone, get with the times at least.

duoi said,
After being forced to upgrade to iOS 7 when my iPhone 4 bricked itself, I will never purchase another iPhone.

iOS 7 has made my iPhone 4 extremely laggy, unresponsive, and everything crashes just because. Its most visible in graphic-intense games (Asphalt 8) where it went from smooth as butter to laggy and crashing with that update.

The inability to downgrade is the final nail in the coffin for my 6 year stint with the iPhone: the next phone I'm getting is probably going to be an Android phone and I have no intention of looking back.

I feel for you, my wife had that problem with her iphone 4 too, so much so, that she took my spare nokia n95 and used that until her contract was up, wasn't a bad phone, but ios7 did make it unusable for her (the irony was her comparison to my n8, which was faster)

shockz said,

Good luck with that, how many 4 year old android phones are on the latest version? Hell how many year old phones are on the latest Android version. 4 years old is ancient in mobile times, whether or not you get another Apple, Android or WP phone, get with the times at least.

That's great, but I do not want the latest version. I was more than happy with the older version: things were set up the way I wanted them to be set up, the phone was responsive, and the chipset was being properly and fully utilized.

Not only was I forced to leave the older version-- which I was comfortable with-- but I was forced to use an operating system that is too advanced for my device and hasn't been optimized for it.

You know what my Samsung friends (literally friends of mine that work as reps for Samsung) told me when I complained about Android? That my phone was too old. It released about a year after yours did...

So... good luck with that one man. If you really don't want the latest version, maybe go Windows Phone. Their phones seem to work great with very little. Granted, you might be hurting for apps but at least it'll run better?

That's the best advice I can give...

ccoltmanm said,
This doesn't seem to be that different than iOS 7. Couldn't they have called it 7.5 or something.

I hope you're not judging your opinion from just a couple of pictures.

There is some truly brilliant integration between iOS8 and OS X Yosemite.

Things like the device proximity where you could have your phone on silent charging in another room and it automatically routes the call through to your Mac. I've missed so many calls like that.

For users in the Apple ecosystem this years update is a bumper one.

I don't know, but I found that every new version of ios is looking more and more like a Fisher-Price thing...


One item I liked is being able to respond inline to a iMessage/SMS notification without leaving the current app.

I'm more interested to see what iDevices they introduce in a few months and the pricing.

Ok, so more of the same boring stuff from a company that tries to be relevant in an age where it has fallen behind in both hardware and software... wow...

Vaalpens said,
Ok, so more of the same boring stuff from a company that tries to be relevant in an age where it has fallen behind in both hardware and software... wow...

And yet has sold close to a billion devices. Yep, they're not relevant at all....

The Medical ID thing is a very good idea i think!

It's not for me, however iOS 8 does look pretty nice and brings a few good features to the iPhone.

You clearly haven't had extensive use in iOS. I wouldn't expect you to since you've made it clear that the iPhone is dying and Windows Phone is the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Wall-swe said,
Looks exactly the same as it did before.

They recently massively overhauled the UI recently, you want more drastic changes to it again? Windows Phone and Android have barely changed in years.

McKay said,

They recently massively overhauled the UI recently, you want more drastic changes to it again? Windows Phone and Android have barely changed in years.

iphone was the first successful smartphone, and the oldest in that regard, its normal for it to be overhauled massively

but if we count the previous versions of windows phone, that werent as successful as 7, there is your massive overhaul as well

android was introduced in 2010? since the first versions, versions 4.x look a lot different

when you actually REALLY think about it, the only OS that was massive overhauled is windows phone
ios and android just made small trivial changes, such as "skins" on top of the old thing

ios comes as the most visible, because it used to be a solid gradient with shiny icons, now its transparent flat with the icons being a solid gradient, thats pretty much it
same goes for android - from a more gradient design, it became more flat

(i have had an iphone 5, lumia 930 and huawei ascend p1 and i hate the three OSes equally)

garou_heki said,

iphone was the first successful smartphone, and the oldest in that regard, its normal for it to be overhauled massively

but if we count the previous versions of windows phone, that werent as successful as 7, there is your massive overhaul as well

android was introduced in 2010? since the first versions, versions 4.x look a lot different

when you actually REALLY think about it, the only OS that was massive overhauled is windows phone
ios and android just made small trivial changes, such as "skins" on top of the old thing

ios comes as the most visible, because it used to be a solid gradient with shiny icons, now its transparent flat with the icons being a solid gradient, thats pretty much it
same goes for android - from a more gradient design, it became more flat

(i have had an iphone 5, lumia 930 and huawei ascend p1 and i hate the three OSes equally)

Um, no, Nokia's had successful smartphones a hell of a lot longer, and I believe they were among the first smartphone manufacturers, with the communicator, and the subsequent e-series, alongside ericsson (pre sony, the r380 comes to mind)

Screenshots don't look great, though! Am I the only one who lately has been seeing images from Neowin that are up-scaled and blurry/pixelated??

JHBrown said,
You clearly haven't had extensive use in iOS. I wouldn't expect you to since you've made it clear that the iPhone is dying and Windows Phone is the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Haha, my iPhone 4 is dying because Apple clearly can't optimize their OS, even though they only support ONE device!

Where have I said that about WP? Received my FIRST WP yesterday, and I said the OS is amazing even on a low end device! Clearly that was to much for your fanboy mind to comprehend.

McKay said,

They recently massively overhauled the UI recently, you want more drastic changes to it again? Windows Phone and Android have barely changed in years.


Exactly this looks exactly the same as iOS 7, so how can this look great.