As promised, Apple has started releasing iOS 8 for download.
Introduced last June and again last week, iOS 8 is now available via iTunes or OTA. Apple has been very punctual in opening the valves at around 19h which is becoming a tradition.
The temptation is great but not sure to start without waiting in the download is the richest of the ideas. There is bound to be a lot of people who will rush to the gate. This too is tradition.
Before entering, we strongly advise to make a backup of the device … you never know. Also, if iOS 8 is compatible with the iPhone 4S, it's at the cost of performance loss for the latter. Same story with the older version of iPad 2.
Recall that the new iOS 8 are not located at the user interface. This was the job of iOS 7. We can quote against by predictive text input with the QuickType keyboard, a sharing functionality with family, interactive notifications, widgets in Notification Center, a recommendation engine optimized, iCloud Drive, a platform for health, etc.
Note that for continuity capabilities, we have to await the arrival of Mac OS X Yosemite. Otherwise, but it is to be checked, it seems that there will be a delay for applications and updates to applications using HealthKit.
For those who do not want to wait, you can download it immediately on your Apple device! Below is a list of compatible devices:
- iPhone 4s
- iPhone 5
- iPhone 5c
- iPhone 5s
- iPod Touch 5th Generation
- iPad 2
- iPad with Retina display
- iPad Air
- iPad Mini
- iPad Mini with Retina display