iOS 8 Screenshot Reveals New Healthbook, Preview and TextEdit Icons

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    A screenshot of an iOS 8 homescreen with the new Healthbook, Preview and TextEdit icons was posted to China's Weibo microblog and spotted by 9to5Mac. The source of the screenshot cannot be verified, but insiders close to 9to5Mac claim the icons represented in the image are legitimate.


    Healthbook is Apple's rumored fitness app for iOS 8 and its icon revealed in the screenshot loosely matches earlier descriptions. It may connect to the iWatch and track vital health and fitness parameters such as calories burned, heart rate and potentially other statistics like hydration and blood glucose levels.

    Preview and TextEdit may debut in iOS later this year as part of an expansion of Apple's iCloud service. Their icons mirror those of their OS X counterparts, which is unusual as Apple uses different icons for its OS X and iOS apps. This suggests the icons are placeholders and may change before the apps are released. Tips is an unknown app, and its role in iOS 8 is not certain.

    Overall, the screenshot shows the iOS 8 design appearing essentially identical to that of iOS 7, although this may change over time as work continues on the next-generation operating system. Apple is expected to unveil iOS 8 later this year at WWDC 2014 and release it publicly sometime this fall. Besides underlying improvements to services like Maps and Siri, it also is expected to include health and fitness features that will integrate with Apple's iWatch wearable device.

    Article Link: iOS 8 Screenshot Reveals New Healthbook, Preview and TextEdit Icons
  2. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    Mark Gurman from 9to5Mac has a 100% perfect track record when it comes to his own sources. Yeah, 100%, he’s never been wrong so far out of the 30 times he chimed in on something and it later got verified.

    And now he’s saying:
    "I have confirmed with several sources that these shots are legitimate"

    Of course those OS X-esque icons are placeholders, but I would still expect those feature in iOS 8 judging by Gurman's accuracy.
  3. Wuiffi macrumors 6502a


    Oct 6, 2011
  4. musicpenguy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 29, 2006
    Pretty sure someone could mock this up with this much polish in say what an hour if that
  5. usersince86 macrumors 6502


    Oct 24, 2002
    Columbus, Ohio

    Ouch. The colors are [still] bright. Hmm. Not a huge fan.

    Also hoping for more "openness" to settings, etc.
  6. clickerclacker macrumors newbie

    Aug 14, 2013
    Pen and paper in a paperless world? I doubt it!
  7. slrandall macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2011
    Apple doesn't typically use OS X icons as placeholders for iOS (as far as I can remember), so my first guess is that this is obviously fake.
  8. Nalmond92 macrumors regular

    Apr 26, 2013
    Looks like, we are going to get a heart sensor, a calorie counter and a pedometer if the icons on health book are anything to go by.

    No iTunes Radio app?
  9. BJMRamage macrumors 68020


    Oct 2, 2007
    It's like someone heard the latest rumors of iCloud "apps" and stuck quick shots on a space iOS background.
  10. admmasters macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2010
    Lol! So they have just shrunk the preview and textedit icons from OSX and put them over black/white block colours. Obviously fake.
  11. minhvn macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2013
    Looks fake to me. And there will no chance that Apple will use the exact same icon found on OS X for iOS.
  12. InfoTime macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2002
    iOS 8? WTH??? I'm still not over my hate for iOS 7.
  13. lifeisepic macrumors regular


    Mar 23, 2013
    lol straight copy paste of OSX icons, seems legit.
  14. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    I guess the trained chimpanzee they have that made the iOS 7 applications hasn't had time to work on the Preview and TextEdit icons yet.
  15. 3bs macrumors 603


    May 20, 2011
    Dublin, Ireland
    That's never going to happen.
  16. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    Might want to actual read the article first.
  17. OldSchoolMacGuy macrumors 68020


    Jul 10, 2008
  18. Unggoy Murderer macrumors 6502

    Jan 28, 2011
    Livingston, Scotland
    I'm sceptical around the TextEdit app over anything else. Why would Apple put the 'quick and filthy' file editor tool into iOS? You can't see the filesystem, and I use TextEdit on my Mac solely to modify the .hosts file - why would it be on iOS?

    Notes is there for the quick noting of 'stuff', and Pages does the whole lot. It's a middle-man product.
  19. D.T. macrumors 603


    Sep 15, 2011
    Vilano Beach, FL
    “I’ve confirmed those unexplained lights in the sky, are in fact, reconnaissance vehicles for an alien invasion.”

    - Mark Gurman

  20. AngerDanger macrumors 68030


    Dec 9, 2008
    I really dig those icons! This is the kind of graphical overhaul we need; finally rid of skeuomorphic traces like… paper, pen, photographs, a magnif—Okay, okay, what the hell? I know they're placeholder icons, but it isn't difficult to throw a couple of gradients behind white outlines! :p
  21. dandy1117 macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2012
  22. StintheBeast macrumors member

    Nov 27, 2012
    I can't handle how legit this is guys. Mind Blown.
  23. TC03 macrumors 65816

    Aug 17, 2008
    How on earth can you know what icons Apple uses as placeholders?
  24. OldSchoolMacGuy macrumors 68020


    Jul 10, 2008
    They've never really used placeholders in the past. Generic icons, but not that crummy of placeholders. :rolleyes:
  25. msheldrick macrumors regular

    Mar 23, 2008
    Plus, you'll find the word Previews is ever so slightly off centre to the icon

    EDIT: same for Healthbook

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