Apple Launches iOS 8
Just like they said during last week’s Keynote, Apple has launched iOS 8 today. All during the summer Apple seeded many versions to developers. While this version includes quite a few updates and improvements, there is very little UI tweaks. Some of the most major updates is a row of recent and your favorite contacts at the top of the app switcher, support for third-parts keyboards, support for extensions within the Notification Center, new wallpapers, interactive notifications, and much more. You can learn more about iOS 8 and see what’s new here.
If you're on an iPhone 4S, 5, 5c, 5s, iPad 2, 3, 4, Air, mini, mini with Retina Display, or iPod touch 5 you can update. To do so, go to Settings > General > Software update. Keep in mind that this is a large file and may take a while depending on your Internet connection. Also, depending on your device it could take some time to actually install iOS 8. One thing that people notice when updating is that the loading bar freezes during the “Preparing Update…” section. That’s normal. Just wait and it will slowly load.