iOS 8 on iPhone 5s

Apple announced that iOS 8 will be available today as a beta for registered developers, while a full public release is slated for the Fall. The beta is available now through Developer Center for registered iOS developers. The software update will be free for compatible devices, which is the iPhone 4S or later, iPad 2 or later, iPad mini or later and fifth-generation iPod touch. In order to have access to the beta version, you must be signed up for Apple’s iOS Developer Program… 

“iOS 8 offers simpler, faster and more intuitive ways to use your device with incredible new features like iCloud Photo Library, a new Messages app, the QuickType keyboard and an entirely new Health app,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “We’re also giving developers amazing new tools to make managing your health and your home from your devices an integrated, simple and secure experience.”

iOS 8 contains several new features, ranging from QuickType and support for third-party keyboards to Family Sharing and a more intelligent Spotlight search. A number of stock apps also received improvements, including Mail and Safari. We’ll be covering the software update more thoroughly throughout the next few hours, and in the days ahead, so keep it locked on our iOS 8 section for the latest coverage.

  • Chris Tangler

    Are they not introducing us to a new device today or not. Seems like they must be waiting for another conference.

    EDIT: Nevermind, it’s over and no new devices mentioned. Guess we get to wait for a while longer.

    • Markus Hudobnik

      Why would they?

    • Rowan09

      This conference is for software not usually hardware.

      • Chris Tangler

        i wasnt expecting it but thought just maybe it’d happen

      • gualr

        Are you new to apple?

      • Kevin Osborne

        Are you? They’ve announced hardware at WWDC before… See, first iPhone ever?

      • Chris Tangler

        no, but new to how they operate when it comes to major announcements i guess

      • niico100

        Mac Pro. MacBook Air 2013. Not true.

      • Rowan09

        “Usually” as I stated its for developers

      • niico100

        and developers don’t need to know about developing for iWatch?!

      • Rowan09

        Yes, but they don’t usually focus on consumer devices its for software. They reveal hardware later in the year, usually around August or September they have another conference for hardware. We still don’t know if the “iWatch” exist yet.

      • niico100

        They announced 2 major pieces of hardware last year at WWDC.

        They didn’t today mainly because they released the mother load of software updates & didn’t have time; not due to some “oh its a dev conference we can’t” rule.

      • Rowan09

        You are missing the point. The developers conference is mainly for developers. Last year when they announced the Mac Pro it was a preview for the fall and the Mac line was just a minor update. You’re asking for a new hardware at a developers conference which is usually about software.

      • niico100

        nono YOU are missing the point.

        Yes the Mac Pro was a preview – AT WWDC. Does that somehow disqualify it? It’s hardware.

        iWatch at WWDC *would be a preview too* – and it would be the perfect outlet for it. Not least for *developers* to see the API’s. The reason they didn’t was timing or cause there wasn’t space.

        What part of this don’t you understand?

        The Air updates were huge – 9 and 12 hour battery life.

        In addition. WWDC is for developers. The WWDC *Keynote* is for press and everyone to see the state of Apple. It is their one regular yearly event to take stock.

        That is why Tim talks about customer Sat, sales figures etc (compressed today due to so much info to spew out).

        So there is no reason hardware can’t be announced at the WWDC *Keynote* if timing fits. They’ve done it before and they WILL do it again.

      • Rowan09

        When did they announce the last iDevice at a WWDC? Usually Apple release a product weeks after a conference so it would mean an iWatch being released in the summer and they moved major releases to the fall/winter season. The iPhone was announced at the WWDC because it was released on the 24th of June.

      • niico100

        Announcing iWatch now at WWDC – doesn’t mean it needs to be launched in summer. They can pre announce it and add dev tools to XCode.

        Hence my ‘preview’ comment.

        I’m guessing it’s just not ready.

        Your point was it’s a developer conference so they don’t announce hardware. You also state iPhone was launched at WWDC.

        You’re making my argument for me.

        On another point, the reason they don’t pre-announce most products is because it will cannibalise the existing version.

        But iPhone 1 – like iWatch 1 is a new category – so there’s nothing to cannibalise.

      • Rowan09

        I said they don’t “usually” release hardware at the WWDC especially after switching iDevices to a fall/Winter launch. Prior to releasing the iPhone4s all iPhones were summer releases which mean they would be announced at the June WWDC. I would never say they don’t because they did in the past and last year they launched the Mac upgrade and Mac Pro preview. I’m making a point to say I would not expect an iWatch preview at a WWDC, if they did that’s fine but I wouldn’t get my hopes up. Why wouldn’t they talk about the iPhone 6 and new iPad as well? The WWDC is focused on software just like last year the Mac Pro and Mac Upgrade were a small portion of the conference.

      • niico100

        TLDR.

        WWDC is fair game for hardware. End of.

      • Rowan09

        Yep they can do anything anytime, but it’s about focus not what can be done.

    • ins0mniac1

      It was never suggested that they would. WWDC is about software development.

      • Jayy

        Didn’t last WWDC they introduced new idevices?

      • felixtaf

        Nope. Nothing after iPhone 4 release!

      • Jayy

        Oh ok I must of had it confused with another event Apple had!

      • jalexcarter

        it was suggested by a few reputable sources that there might be a new product category announced today, not the next iPhone but something, those sources were obviously wrong though.

    • Ishaan Malhotra

      Sept 19 probably

  • El Matador

    Get at me guys

    • Carlos

      Could you email me? I don’t have ebay but am interested. Carlosbriones25@gmail.com

    • Darren

      Hmmmmm how do I know I can trust you? 😛

      • Chris Tangler

        i think for $4 you can afford it. and thats’ me not know you at all or your current financial situation.

      • felixtaf

        3.23$ < iOS 8… Still, money is money!

      • El Matador

        It’s really no big deal.

      • Enrrique510

        I will purchase and see how this works out. Will post results if I get scammed.

      • El Matador

        Ok i’m back home. processing now.

      • soccerboy x3

        I just bought one too

      • Wesley

        I just bought one. Waiting on an email back.

      • gary

        Same. Let me know if you get one haha

      • Wesley

        I got my email and it worked. He is legit. And a man of his word

      • Jaydie

        jaydie@gmail.com – send me your info i will try

      • Bilal Bhatti

        how do you accept payment?

      • François Rendón

        I wanna buy a one, How can I do it? 😀

      • Fatima

        paypal me $5 at heyfatima@ymail.com for UDID activation, and then email me your UDID and your paypal email (so i can check if you sent the money).
        I’ll do it ASAP (super fast 8am EST to midnight)

    • John Harper

      I’ve purchased this and waiting for an e-mail back. 🙂

      • El Matador

        I’m literally at walgreens getting some stuff. Give me 15 min or so.

      • El Matador

        Ok i’m back home. processing now!

      • dhanuk

        Can you email me with the info? dhanuk1cmb@gmail.com

      • CGlinsbockel

        I’ll buy one, can you e-mail me at the_foofighter@hotmail.com

    • Delis Encarnacion

      can you email me iobeymusic@gmail.com

    • gary

      Post your ebay page link so we can go to it. I’m looking to purchase. EDIT: Also, will you be supplying download links for the ipsw’s?

  • Fadi Freij

    yes!!!!!!!

  • Darren

    Hopefully the beta will work for those who aren’t registered developers, like iOS 7 last year.

    • Chocolope Jailbreakush

      Fingers Crossed.

      • Enrrique510

        Oh this would be AWESOME! such a hassle to get phone’s stolen or upgraded and cant re-register a new UDID with Verification on a UDID site

  • Anmol Malhotra

    i4s supported?
    They didnt mentioned that

    • David Gitman

      yes I saw it

    • Darren

      Yes, it was listed on the list of supported devices.

    • Jonathan

      iPhone 4 isn’t, 4s is.

      • Anmol Malhotra

        YESSSSSSS!!!!

      • Nicolas Cage

        Ipad 3 ?

      • Jonathan

        Even iPad 2.

      • Andy

        Not surprising, since they probably want to support iPad mini one more year since iPad mini uses the same A5 chip as both iPad 2 and iPhone 4s. But iOS 8 will be the last major version for all 3 devices. I guess it’s finally time to upgrade to a new retina iPad this year. My iPad 2 has served me well after all these years, being my first iOS device.

    • ✯Mike✯

      The iPhone 4s is outdated and shouldn’t have been included in the update.

      • Keabsy

        They support every iPhone with updates for 3 years, it’s awesome for those with the 4s, so don’t bash if you don’t have one.

      • ✯Mike✯

        I’m sorry, have you used one with iOS 7 installed? It could not be any more slow. The 4 should’ve been cut off at 6, and the 3Gs at 5, and so fourth. I understand they want to please the crowd but the processor can’t handle everything they’re packing into these updates.

      • Darren

        I have a 4S that works like new on iOS 7.

      • Andy

        Really man? The 4s works fine with iOS 7 (and even better with 7.1) – I’ve used it a lot. Obviously it doesn’t feel as smooth as iOS 6 but it still performs well. If you don’t want the latest iOS version, just don’t update your device. For others, more and more apps require the latest major iOS version, not to mention the security patches and improvements Apple has made which is the main reason most people update. Besides, iOS 8 isn’t a major redesign like iOS 7, so I highly doubt performance would be any worse, since they’ve optimized it a lot especially since the 7.1 update.

      • Keabsy

        Optimization is the key. They managed to speed it up a notch with iOS 7.1.

      • Jose Rivera

        I used to have an iPhone 4S with iOS 7… I don’t know what you mean that it’s slow… You do know that there’s a reason some phones get new things and others don’t right? I never had any performance problems on the 4S… I used iOS 7 on it even in betas… The 4S honestly does well considering the iPad 2 & mini both have the same processor and RAM…

      • Jife66

        Mike, i’m currently using an iPhone 4 ios 7.1.1, not had any problems, yes a little slower than my iPad Air but not that bad that it becomes unusable, but as with devices in the past, 3 years after initial ios is generally the limit, time for a new iPhone i think.

  • Rodney Coleman

    Apple thank you

    Take back those android users who left us

  • Mohammed Sahib

    What devices will get iOS 8? The slide went so fast I couldn’t see.

    • Rowan09

      4s-5s and I believe iPad 2 up.

      • Mohammed Sahib

        I went back and checked. You are right.

      • dpacemaker

        Yeah but which features will be available for what devices? Thats the real question, like will the “Hey Siri” functionality be available on iPhone 5 & 5c or just 5s and up, and iPad air & Mini Retina?

      • Rowan09

        I think all the above. They will include something else for the 6.

      • dpacemaker

        True, just like slo mo wasn’t referenced in WWDC ’13, but was a feature of 5s. I’m sure the 5 will get most if not all, but we know that iPad 2 & 4s won’t hardly get any of them.

  • Markus Hudobnik

    Now just waiting for the iOS 8 beta ipsw

    • Enrrique510

      Me as well! I need a new UDID website..

    • Damian Petrov

      I can’t find it anywhere – Any luck??

  • iDB

    ipad 2 supported???

    • Keabsy

      yes!

      • iDB

        Thanks!!!! i really thought my ipad would be stuck on ios 7!!!

      • Keabsy

        The only device not supporting (not a surprise) is the iPhone 4.

      • iDB

        i have an iPhone 5s so i wasn’t worried about that

      • Keabsy

        Awesome, I’m rocking an iPhone 5, the A7 processor seems to play a big part in future updates, so I’ll most likely update to the 6. 🙂

      • iDB

        i think that interactive notifications is enough for an upgrade from ios 7

      • Keabsy

        Just the fact that it’s basically polishing iOS 7 makes it a big deal, at least for me.

      • iDB

        i hope ios 8 will solve my ipad 2 performance issue since upgrading to ios 7

  • Keabsy

    Start the IPSW file marathon!

  • William Melendez

    Now we hunt for the link !

  • Jose Rivera

    For everyone wondering what devicers will get iOS 8, it should be clear that devices with an A5 processor and up will get it!

    • Fajr Lodhi

      Thankx for clearin that!

      • Jose Rivera

        You’re welcome! Please share it so everyone knows that devices with A5 and up will recieve this…

  • Yash Gorana

    The new language :’)

    iCried

  • felixtaf

    Waiting for TPB release! Lol… I want this today!

    • Mohammed Sahib

      Is your UDID registered? Is registration required?

      • felixtaf

        Am not registered… Am not sure abt that too… But am excited!

      • Mohammed Sahib

        Please let me know it u can have iOS 8 without a registered UDID.

      • felixtaf

        Until iOS 7 I was using SHIFT+Update in itunes. Am nt sure if Apple locked that loophole. By tomorrow we will know for sure. Will let u know, if I come across anything… 😉

      • Mohammed Sahib

        Yes, please. And AFAIK people with unregistered devices couldn’t get iOS 7.1 beta. So this is what concerns me.

      • felixtaf

        I dnt normally register UDIDs. Bcoz I switch devices often.
        If u wud like to register, u can try iMZDL. They are reliable. But they say UDID server down at the moment!
        They do it for 8$.

      • felixtaf

        Hey… iClarified posted that that shift+restore loophole was there in iOS 8 for some time and Apple patched it. Now stuck at activation. So there is no way to install beta without UDID registeration.
        I jus paid 2$ off ebay for a registration and got registered. Downloading iOS 8 from iMZDL now… Too bad my current dload speed is 100kB/s!

      • Mohammed Sahib

        Thanks for sharing. Too bad I don’t have a mean to pay online 🙁

  • Guest

    Nuff said

    • ClaudieX X

      Bye iPhone 4… we loved you so much !!!

  • Enrrique510

    No iPhone 6? Which site is best for Registering my UDID? That does not rape on price?

    I loved everything else though Code, Mac, New features!

    • Keabsy

      eBay!

      • Enrrique510

        eBay registers UDID? or developers sell UDID?

      • Keabsy

        Developers, you send them a message with your UDID and they do it for you.

  • Download Links please…

  • Taf Khan

    Metal performance enhancement lookin good…

  • Marcus Daniel Houser

    What are some of the advantages for a non developer to have a reg udid. Full file system advantages?

    • Guest

      Simple, if you have your device registered, you can install the beta. If not you can’t.

    • Keabsy

      It’s the same, what matters is if it’s registered.

  • ClaudieX X

    Pedal to the Medal Game developers !!!!

  • sriram varadarajulu

    will there be a free way to do it like last time?

    • Marcus Daniel Houser

      i hope

  • Aneeq Naqvi

    Anybody who can add udid for free. I remember some guy did for free last time. :p

    • Marcus Daniel Houser

      Would love that for my iP5

    • Aneeq Naqvi

      I would love that for my 5S. 😀

    • Darren

      I would love that for my 4S!

    • Anthony

      I’ve found lots of ppl that have it available for $5. That is more than reasonable

  • Ali

    Not available for the iPad Mini? This Sucks!

    • Jonathan

      No, it is. All iPad Mini’s.

      • Ali

        Awesome! I read somewhere that it wasn’t, but I am delighted to know it is 🙂 Thank guys.

    • felixtaf

      Its available for iPad 2… then Y not iPad Mini???? Its supported tooo

    • ClaudieX X

      iPad Mini is IN !!!!

  • ins0mniac1

    I’m happy with the long list of cool features coming to iOS8. Can’t believe we finally have quick reply!

    It’s almost going to be worth temporarily losing my ios7 jailbreak to upgrade to iOS8 on release.

    • Darren

      I’m tempted to restore my Jailbroken iPhone just to prepare for when I can get it lol

      • Jonathan

        I’m going to lol.
        Third party system wide keyboards? I’m in.

  • Martin

    Guess the iPhone 4 is no longer supported?

    • ✯Mike✯

      That is correct.

  • Cody M

    I dont wanna spam but can someone register my UDID : d63155cc4f5246e6c155758e715ddf5a01bca18f its a iPhone 5C A1532

    • Cody M

      also is there a way i can check if i got a registered UDID?

      • Omar Ruiz

        How do I get my udid?

      • Cody M

        1 Open iTunes and plugin your apple device
        2 Click on your apple device
        3 Click where it says “Serial Number”
        4 Then UDID pops up

      • Omar Ruiz

        If and when someone registers you, what next?

      • Cody M

        wait for a download for a ispw for your device or hopefully a OTA update

      • felixtaf

        Not sure about OTA. But you can download beta from iMZDL!

  • Abhinandh Ajay

    Apple really stepped up their game this time!! Can’t wait for the final release xD

  • Martin

    FUUUUUUU!

  • Chun-Li aka ThunderThighs

    No point trying to get it early to show it off. Why waste your iOS7 jailbreak when you can buy a iPhone6 with it on it? Or use another device and not your main one. Example: iPhone 4S 6.1.2 Jailbreak iPhone 5 iOS7.0.6 Jailbreak iPhone 6 iOS 8.0.1. Wait two months for it instead of trying to get it early for bragging.

    • jacob wolin

      Because some people use iOS 8 betas for what they are used for and thats for development of apps, that person probably isn’t a dev though

      • Chun-Li aka ThunderThighs

        Sorry for not including who I am pointing this towards. That comment is pointed towards regular users who don’t have registered accounts and don’t develop anything and just want to get early access to it.

      • jacob wolin

        i figured, i was more making a point to others that they should use the beta for development and not for fun

  • jacob wolin

    IPSWs were showing availability on the dev portals so devs start downloading!

  • rosssimpson

    Now for a iOS 8 IPSW

  • Tony

    Bye bye jailbreak.. IOS 8 is definitely worth it. (For now)

  • El Matador

    Ok i’m back home. processing now.

    • Omar Ruiz

      I just placed my order. Let’s see how this goes guys!

  • Mike Castillo

    SELLING QUICK UDID ACTIVATIONS FOR IOS8. EMAIL OR IMESSAGE MIERD@LIVE.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION. $5 ONLY, DONE ASAP.!

  • Cody M

    There was a guy last beta that did it for free -_- wow money stealers

  • Arthur Sant’Anna

    Hey guys, could you activate my UDID please ? It’s an iPhone 5 A1428.
    8f898782e3f48febd601d8679c3974b2a2905516

  • rockdude094

    iPhone 6 is going to be bad ass lol

  • n0ahcruz3

    Thank goodness for jony ive taking over iOS bring more functionality less bloatware(passbook,newsstand).!

  • El Matador

    Sale over. SWAMPED.

    • Tobias9413

      So if I already ordered and didn’t get in are you going to give us refunds? I paid for it and everything.

      • El Matador

        If you look at your E-Bay messages you will see a response from me asking for you UDID. Thanks

      • Tobias9413

        Got it. Thanks. Do you provide links to the downloads?

      • felixtaf

        iMZDL has links including torrent links.

  • Mike Castillo

    Selling UDID activations for $5! Email your UDID to me at mierd@live.com OR iMessage me at the same email!

    GET IOS 8 BETA 1 NOW!
    FAST ACTIVATION LESS THAN 15 MINUTES!
    PayPal is accepted only!

  • Tony Trenkle Jr.

    The one thing I’m surprised they didn’t say thing about was Maps….so no transit, no updates?

  • As predicted, iPhone 4 will not be getting iOS8.

  • Ben Linstead

    they told us all about ios 8 meaning there will be a special event in October about the iphone 6

  • Dr Zeeshan

    Anyone please
    c8b1240511dae09c706ac4eed2371daa622e73c7