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Apple Has Officially Released iOS 8! [Download]

Apple Has Officially Released iOS 8! [Download]

Posted September 17, 2014 at 4:55pm by iClarified
Apple has officially released iOS 8 for download.

iOS 8 delivers a simpler, faster and more intuitive user experience with new Messages and Photos features, predictive typing for Apple’s QuickType keyboard and Family Sharing. iOS 8 also includes the new Health app, giving you a clear overview of your health and fitness data and iCloud Drive, so you can store files and access them from anywhere. With more than 4,000 new APIs, iOS 8 allows developers to further customize the user experience with major extensibility features and robust frameworks such as HealthKit and HomeKit.

Here's a look at some of the new features which will be available in iOS 8:
Continuity, Handoff, AirDrop, Instant Hotspot
iCloud Drive
Family Sharing
Photos, Camera
Mail, Safari
Third-Party Keyboards
Interactive Notifications, Contact Shortcuts

Click here for direct iOS 8 firmware download links:
iPhone Firmware Download Links
iPad Firmware Download Links
iPod Firmware Download Links

Before updating you should backup your device. You can do this to iCloud via iOS or to your computer via iTunes:
How to Backup Your iPhone to iCloud Using iOS
How to Manually Backup Your iPhone Using iTunes

If you don't know how, here are instructions on updating to iOS 8 via Software Update.
How to Update Your iPhone to the Latest Version of iOS Using Software Update

Let us know what you think of the new firmware in the comments!

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Apple Has Officially Released iOS 8! [Download]
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Ray Cruz
Ray Cruz - September 18, 2014 at 7:15pm
It says requesting update for alrdy the whole night
gamerscul9870 - September 18, 2014 at 3:32pm
Perfect. Now when I pause agame by turning off the screen, the tilting doesn't stayy unaffected when I turn it on and return.
John - September 18, 2014 at 11:42am
This app is is messed up for ios 8
iClarified - September 18, 2014 at 2:49pm
Our iOS 8 update is awaiting approval.
Apple - September 18, 2014 at 10:39pm
Sorry, but iclarified does not meet our minimum requirements.
Mike Power
Mike Power - September 18, 2014 at 11:53pm
What part of does not fufill you don't understand Mr. Quack above. Apple will not endorse sites that teaches how to jailbreak apple ios and then pretend to support Apple and call them self an authorize apple site, which they are not and also because there is too much hate and lies reflecting towards Apple. Wil not get approval.
Michael - September 18, 2014 at 10:30am
My phone is taking too long to find the update..help me pls..i got 6.1gb free memory
Aggie - September 18, 2014 at 11:28am
Try to update from pc... it will work. use itunes
Mike Power
Mike Power - September 18, 2014 at 1:55am
This is unbelievable, always happens everytime apple updates, they can't never get it right, I don't know what to do or think any more.
zetaprime - September 18, 2014 at 12:50am
I clarified app broken badly on iPad an partly on iPhone. In iPad it goes into portrait mode and will not rotate to landscape. And commenting can't be done at all. Keyboard comes up in landscape while page remains in portrait. No way to add what you typed so no way to post comment on iPad. On iPhone it appears to work except that status bar overlays top of page. But still useable. Did you guys at I clarified even bother to try an ios8 beta to see how badly it screwed up your app? Pretty amateurish.
iClarified - September 18, 2014 at 6:29am
Our iOS 8 update is awaiting approval. Stay tuned!
zetaprime - September 18, 2014 at 2:58pm
You people should have had the app updated BEFORE the iOS release. There was plenty of time.
GMan - September 17, 2014 at 9:55pm
My update wiped out my entire music library off the phone and left me with the U2 album. Thanks a lot apple. Wish I noticed before getting on the train. I did the update over the air. Anyone else run into this issue?
mackan1 - September 17, 2014 at 8:25pm
done a update on my iPhone 4s 64GB phone. don't it over the air then comes up in recovery mode. then iTunes downloaded IOS8 again then when i do a restore it comes up with the error message "The iPhone "IPhone" could not be restored. an unknown error occurred (2006) I done this on my macbook pro mid 2012
iHA69 - September 17, 2014 at 9:50pm
Is it in deep recovery?
mackan1 - September 17, 2014 at 10:07pm
think it is just recovery mode. only option i get is to recover IOS8 then after this i guess i can run my backup to install the apps and that i have
iHA69 - September 17, 2014 at 10:27pm
I don't know why th people are having problems with updating. Since it's already in recovery mode you might as well just update it while it's in recovery. If you can't, then put it in deep recovery and update it
mackan1 - September 18, 2014 at 7:39am
Well tried installing it from a windows machine as well same error message. the phone is in deep recovery mode. just googled it and that is what i am getting. still cannot update. the USB cable is 3 days old from apple. and worked the night before to backup my data from the phone. so cannot see it being an issue with the cable. that leaves the phone with the issue. i do know the dock connection can be a bit random in charging and takes me 2-3 attempts to get my phone charging. or IOS8 done my phone in. will pop over to apple today to see if they can do anything. bud thing is there is no appointments for the bar bit as the new iPhone6 is coming out. stupid system if you tell me. prob drive all the way there(20mins) to be told to make an appointment
iHA69 - September 18, 2014 at 1:29pm
Wow Ya something must be wrong with the phone then. Sorry I couldn't help
Mike Power
Mike Power - September 17, 2014 at 7:17pm
My iPhone 5s got stuck at the Apple logo, why did I updated, I{m selling this this.
iHA69 - September 17, 2014 at 6:56pm
You guys gotta update your app. The new text helper whatever makes my words go up to my status bar.
Sir Sabatoge
Sir Sabatoge - September 17, 2014 at 5:59pm
What's up with the swipe to text keyboards any news on that?!
Guillermo Martin
Guillermo Martin - September 17, 2014 at 5:45pm
Preparing update... taking forever
iHA69 - September 17, 2014 at 5:44pm
Gay how it needed 5.5 GB when it's only 1.1Gb for the DL. Had to delete so much but oh we'll, it'll be worth it.
Lewis - September 17, 2014 at 5:37pm
I'm getting a error message come up anyone else :/
Herman Khorky
Herman Khorky - September 17, 2014 at 5:23pm
mine is 1.1 GB iPhone 5s
Herman Khalid
Herman Khalid - September 17, 2014 at 5:21pm
1.1 GB my iPhone 5s
Pardeep Kumar
Pardeep Kumar - September 17, 2014 at 5:04pm
Where are the links for download
iClarified - September 17, 2014 at 5:28pm
eubbenhadd - September 17, 2014 at 5:03pm
Firmware download link doesn't seem to have been updated yet....
Amirk - September 17, 2014 at 5:03pm
mine is 957 MB
Your - September 17, 2014 at 5:01pm
OTA update says I need 5.8GB available to proceed. Seriously? Anyone else seeing this?
frizzy - September 17, 2014 at 5:04pm
same here?!?!?
acuba - September 17, 2014 at 5:06pm
same error, I'm cleaning up moving some pictures and stuff..
Hershul - September 17, 2014 at 5:07pm
Yes, mine too, but it actually requires 4.7GB min space to download extract and install via OTA, once done you will have the space back at your disposal. Enjoy iOS8..!!
Darryn - September 17, 2014 at 5:08pm
This is normal... It requires space to expand and it won't need all of that space in the end...
Rodrigo - September 17, 2014 at 5:10pm
I got 957MB and it seems like downloading from a dialup connection… kinda expected that :)
dsadf - September 17, 2014 at 5:10pm
i get that but who has 5.8 available if it's a 16gb? seems high.
Notme - September 17, 2014 at 5:13pm
No need to delete anything. Just plugin your iOS to iTunes, your computer will download and expand it for ya. enjoy.
Darryn - September 17, 2014 at 5:14pm
If you would like, you could update using iTunes...
me and only me
me and only me - September 17, 2014 at 5:21pm
doesnt pay to be cheap, get a 32 or 64gb
nicer - September 17, 2014 at 5:31pm
ooh this comment was super helpful. thank you so much for being here.
Tweak Developer
Tweak Developer - September 17, 2014 at 5:33pm
Done! Looking great :)
justabrake - September 17, 2014 at 6:13pm
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