It's part of Apple's aim to 'refine' the functionality of its pre-bundled apps and features.
Apple is rumoured to be ditching its Game Center app as part of a series of "refinements" in the forthcoming iOS 8.
According to 9 to 5 Mac, sources indicate that instead of having a standalone Game Center app, the scoring and ranking functionality will instead be found solely inside games that have integrated the social gaming feature.
It's just one of the many features rumoured for iOS 8. Apple is also considering simplifying the drop-down Notification Center, implementing inter-app communication, usability changes to the Voice Memos app, and enabling CarPlay over wi-fi connections. Of course, all of these changes are simply rumours until Apple makes an official announcement, so keep that in mind.
Game Center previously received a makeover with the iOS 7 update, removing its green felt theme in Apple's quest to squash skeuomorphism from its software.
We previously reported that iOS 8 would feature a much-needed upgrade to Apple Maps, as well as the inclusion of the new fitness-oriented app Healthbook. We wrote that the last update, iOS 7, was a notable step forward for the platform.
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