iOS 8 is poetry in motion in this stunning new video

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When Tim Cook takes the stage at WWDC in a couple months, everyone is expecting him to unveil the latest iteration of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 8… the first major update to the OS since Jony Ive drastically overhauled it.

Most of us at this point have come around to iOS 7 being an improvement on iOS 6, but even so, there’s lots of room for improvement. And if iOS 8 ends up looking anything nearly as good as this concept video from TechRadar, I think we’ll all be very pleased indeed.

iOS 8 is poetry in motion in this stunning new video

While most concept videos of upcoming Apple software releases are fanboy fantasies, Techradar’s video limits itself to envisioning new features in iOS 8 that are either heavily rumored or solidly reported.

For example, the video shows Siri recognizing a song utilizing its new Song ID integration, courtesy of Shazam. It shows the new Healthbook app syncing with the iWatch. It also shows the operating system providing full support for CarPlay, and a completely redesigned Notification Center.

It all looks beautiful in action, and seeing a number of rumors and reports about iOS 8’s upcoming features visualized this way has us all the more excited to see what surprises Apple has planned in June. Now what about OS X 10.10?

  • Luděk Štípal

    Jony “50 Shades of White” would never approve this. Not sufficiently unreadable !!!

  • omrishtam

    no, NEXT!

  • Adrayven

    ehhh… huh? We’ve run out of concept fake iPhone 6 parts already so were doing fake, even though we have no clue, concept videos of iOS too?

    The click wh***s are at it again!

  • itpromike

    This is way to visually appealing and actually useful for Apple to actually implement anything close to this.

  • http://andjoh.com andoh

    Will car lock drive your car too?

    • Luděk Štípal

      Yes, but Siri will be driving using Apple maps. There are safer sports, with lower probability of dying, f.e. russian roulette…

  • Joshua D.

    I guess I am the only one that actually likes this.

  • Jack

    Cult of Mac is making up headlines that are not based on any real fact in order to get people to click their links according to the opinion of this poster.

  • San Diego Dave

    It is a stunning concept. I don’t get quite as annoyed as other people with all these concept videos of the iPhone 6 and now iOS 8 (it’s fun to see what creative people can dream up), however I am worried that some of these concepts will be so good that the actual release of the iPhone 6 and iOS 8 will feel anti-climactic.

    • Nick

      1. The concepts are usually s**t.
      2. They’re always stated as fact, rather than the pie-in-the-sky, never-gonna-happen-in-a-million-years daydreams that they are.

  • Rob

    I can’t see how you couldn’t like this concept. iOS 7 looks great on a larger screen, and if iOS 8 resembles this concept at all it is a winner. I am prepared to be disappointed though.

  • Bud Lane

    I don’t think Jony drastically overhauled the OS in iOS 7 … so I’m still waiting for some innovation here. Apple NEEDS to allow user development in customization like android. iOS is old and tired.

    • aaloo

      I don’t understand why people want iphone and iOS to be more like android. If you want android features, then buy an android phone. There are plenty of options, some of them just as well made and spec’d as an iphone.

  • CrazedLeper

    Really didn’t see anything that I’d be looking forward to.

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