Yesterday, Apple announced the highly anticipated iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, along with the latest iOS 8 operating system and Apple Watch. iOS 8 will roll out for public from September 17th, two days ahead of the iPhone 6 launch.
Recently, Apple started seeding the iOS 8 Gold Master (GM) released to developers. For those of you who don’t know, it’s the final build of the operating system which will be seeded to the public on September 17th.
Previously, Apple seeded a couple of betas of iOS 8 to make sure its bug-free. The update is rolling out over-the-air, as well as through Apple’s Developer portal.
The new iOS 8 brings a host of new features on board, including improved integration with OS X Yosemite along with the Continuity feature, health app, improved notifications, contact access from the multitasking screen, QuickType keyboard, family sharing, iCloud Drive, and a handful of enhancements and bug fixes on board.
iOS 8 will be compatible with the iPhone 4S, the iPhone 5, the iPhone 5C, the iPhone 5S, the 5th generation iPod Touch, the iPad 2, the iPad with Retina display, the iPad Mini, the iPad Air and the iPad Mini with Retina Display.
The final build will roll out from September 17th so make sure you have your devices ready for the update, that is, create a back up of your device and sync it with iTunes before you kick off the update process.