Apple iOS 8
iOS 8 to be released on 17 September. 9to5Mac

Apple has confirmed the rollout of its next major mobile operating system and it will commence in the middle of this month.

The Cupertino-based tech titan has unveiled the most anticipated iPhone models of the year namely, iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus featuring a 4.7in and 5.5in Retina HD display, respectively.

Alongside, the company announced the latest iOS 8, featuring faster, simpler and intuitive user experience and it will be released on 17 September to compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models as a free software update.

The notable changes of the upgrade include the new Messages, Photo features, new Health app and QuickType keyboard. The additional iOS 8 features include:

  • Expanded security and management improvements for Enterprise, with new productivity features, including an extended level of data protection for key built-in apps and support for configurable Thread Notifications in Mail. Improvements in the way users are informed of how their devices are configured and managed further support the new mobilized workforce IT model
  • Design enhancements that build off the stunning interface of iOS 7, bringing interactive notifications, quick access to key contacts, intelligent suggestions and the ability to quickly switch back and forth between the Inbox and Drafts in Mail
  • Spotlight suggestions beyond what's on your device, including Wikipedia entries, places nearby and news articles.

Both iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will come pre-loaded with iOS 8. The other compatible devices to get the update when it releases officially are;

iOS 8 Compatible Devices

iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s

iPad 2, iPad with Retina display, iPad Air

iPad mini, iPad mini with Retina display

iPod touch 5<sup>th generation