Leak Screenshot of iOS 8 running on iPhone 6
Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (AWDC) is due to happen in under two months and prior to that the iPhone 6 rumors is ramping up, the latest claiming that production will be ramping up over the summer, aiming at a Q4 release. before that the iOS 8 is rumored going to be shown at AWDC this year.
Now the first leak Screenshot of iOS 8 running on iPhone 6 (or at least an emulator for said iPhone) is seen on the web and you’ll notice that the layout is not the usual 4 icons across that has been the standard for iPhones since the first one was released back in 2007. The layout is a 5 x 7 grid, and weibo reported that the resolution of the image is 1,600 x 966, which is not a resolution that you’d find in the iOS ecosystem, or really anywhere else for that matter.
It’s indicative that perhaps the iPhone 6 will have a larger screen and with a resolution like that would mean a PPI of close to 400 on a 4.7-inch screen, and it is around a 16:10 aspect ratio. That’s not quite the 16:9 widescreen movie ratio that Apple has been using for the past couple iPhones, but it is closer to it than to the 4:3 ratio seen on the iPhone 4s and older.
If you look at the few apps on the home screen that haven’t been part of the pre-installed collection before like the iWork suite (Pages, Numbers, Keynote), the iLife apps (Garage Band, iPhoto, iMovie), the rumored Healthbook app, CarPlay, and even something labeled as “Watch Utility”, which would seem to be hinting at the oft-rumored iWatch. It should be noted that there’s no sign of the Preview, TextEdit, or Tips apps that were seen in another recent image that claimed to show iOS 8.
For now it’s hard to say if this leaks screenshot of iOS 8 is real or not but a lot of it looks good, but could have been put together based on rumors. For now we’ll just wait and see Apple officialy announce iOS 8 at AWDC later this year.