iOS 8 september 17

Apple’s much-anticipated iOS 8 upgrade will be available on September 17th, just two days before the release of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. The upgrade will become available as a delta upgrade for existing devices running iOS 7. All iPhone 6 devices will come with iOS 8 preinstalled.

In the past, Apple’s server’s have struggled under the load of handling the update distribution, but by the end of the day, most of the server load dwindles down enough to allow the majority of would-be upgraders to do so. As is the trend, iOS 8 will be a free upgrade for existing iOS users. Top upgrade, go to Settings > General > Software Update.

For those of you who are developers, the iOS 8 GM was just released, and it’s available on the Dev Center as we speak. If the past is any indication, the GM should be the final version of iOS 8 that’s scheduled to ship on September 17.

  • Donovan

    delta update?

  • Dexter SherloConan

    Is the SIM-card free or unlock one available?

  • Gucciipad

    There goes my jail break lol

    • Gabriel Diaz

      Everyone always updates to the new firmware and always regrets losing their jailbreak, but not this guy!

  • David Williams

    When will the GM be released to developers?

    • I’m guessing today. I just tried getting into the Developer Center and it’s currently down, suggesting that it’s currently being updated. I would doubt Apple is adding the iPhone 6 firmwares because it already comes with iOS 8, so… that’s just my guess.

  • Taf Khan

    So the countdown Begins..

  • Tarek

    aaannnnd when’s OS X Yosemite ?

    • Sean Cua

      at the same time with the new mac minis?

  • Michael Duy

    Just in my birthday, just a gift from Apple lol

  • Judge

    Cant wait to get this

  • disqus_P8V8wvQX6N

    Can I upgrade to iOS 8 GM now if i don’t have a UDID registered?

    • Alex Blaha

      Yep, no UDID registration required. If you can find the ipsw file somewhere, you can upgrade right now.

  • Gabriel Diaz

    Everyone always updates to the new firmware and always regrets losing their jailbreak. Not this guy!