As expected, Apple has seeded the GM (or Golden Master) version of iOS 8 to developers today, ahead of its public September 17th release. Registered developers can grab the new beta from either the online dev portal as a standalone download.

We’re currently installing the firmware ourselves, and will be updating this post with any changes we find. We’re not expecting anything major with the final release so close, but if you notice any differences, be sure to email us at or leave a comment below (with screenshot).

– Music app icon seems to have gotten a tint change

– Hands on Clock app icon are noticeably darker

– Tons of new wallpaper images

– SMS relay is now called Text message Forwarding

– New iCloud Backup icon

– Voice Activation is now labeled ‘Hey Siri’

– New Battery Life Suggestions in Settings

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  • dreamowd

    Can we get those wallpapers?

  • Tran an

    Please, i want there new wallpaperzz thank

  • Also, it appears that the Passbook app has a new icon, with a credit card at the top of it.

    • NeftyCorrea

      Yea that’s for the new apple pay with the iphone 6 and 6 plus

  • NeftyCorrea

    Question? If I download the GM but not a developer and plug in my phone to itunes will it ruin my iphone cause I download the beta 8 on my 4s and they said make sure to not plug it in to itunes but I have the 5s and I was wonder if it’s the same as the 4s if I download GM on 5s

  • Lewis Hayes

    I need some help, my device is running on iOS 8 beta 5 and I know I can’t upgrade to gm via ota but apple dev website won’t let me download from the download link it says I’m not registered but my device is, so if I download it via torrent or other web links will my device be blocked after I install???

  • Noah

    Where can we download the new wallpapers from?

    And I think the clock hands are too thick now…

  • Mario Magdy

    Wallpaper anyone

  • Wild2nite

    where can i download ??

  • Vincent Mauron

    Are these wallpapers somewhere to download?

  • Guillermo Martin

    Wallpaperrrrrrrr where?

    • Mario Magdy

      I got it 🙂

  • Gavin Strachan

    So iTunes 12 on Yosemite will crash whenever I try to update my iPhone to iOS 8 GM

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  • NeftyCorrea

    Best ever so anyone that need the links for the gm lmk I’ve got it download in 20 mins flat with no problem tried it on 4s and 5s and works like a charm I have the download link so hmu asap free nothing needed

  • Khis Ariasaif

    I don’t see “Text Message Forwarding” in iOS 8. Where is it located??

  • NeftyCorrea

    if anyone need to iOS 8 gm i have the ipsw’s LMK

  • Richard Crapia

    I just installed the ios 8 GM and there’s a few things I’ve noticed that is wrong/missing from this built for one the built in shazam within siri is missing
    Also the notification widgets are not working I’ve downloade a few apps the supposedly works with the notification widget but are not showing up. Is anyone else having this trouble ?
    Also the iOS is very laggy at times