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Late last spring, on the first day of WWDC 2013, Apple introduced the world to iOS 7. In the months that followed, we saw the platform get its public release, and eventually Apple delivered a number of software updates, bringing us up to the 7.1.1 we find ourselves with today. More recently, though, our attentions have been focused less on the next 7.x update, and looking out to the future, as rumors and leaks attempted to detail what we might expect from iOS 8. WWDC 2014 kicks-off this coming Monday, June 2, and as Apple gets ready for its users to descend upon San Francisco, some early eyes on the scene have spotted the company hanging banners for its presumed iOS 8 announcement.

The WWDC keynote will get underway at 1pm EDT (7pm GMT), and that’s when Apple is most likely to reveal iOS 8. From what we’ve heard, we’re looking forward to things like the introduction of HealthBook, and really just an increased focus on health in general – something that might extend to the iWatch, though that’s a rumor for another time. We’ve also been tipped-off about possible split-screen tablet support, the arrival of VoLTE, and HD audio – something that would dove-tail nicely on confirmation of Apple’s Beats purchase.

Like last year, we don’t necessary expect the public release of iOS 8 to quickly follow Apple’s announcement – devs will need time to prepare apps for the changes, and knowing Apple as we do, it will want to usher-in the platform alongside some new hardware. Still, it promises to be an exciting day, so be sure and check back in with us on Monday for details of what Apple had to share.

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!