Apple iOS 8 release date: available today for developers, coming this Fall to end-users

Apple has just official taken the wraps off the newest version of its operating system, iOS 8. It's not here just yet: the actual release date of iOS 8 for end users is set for an undefined date this Fall. Developers, however, get an early access to iOS 8 betas starting today.

So what does it take to download the beta right now? Apple requires a $99 per year fee in order to register as a developer, and that gives you the right to also publish applications, and get further resources on developing apps. Now that Apple is changing its coding language to Swift, you'd also find manuals and instructions on how to handle the transition better.

Most importantly, though, this Fall release date of iOS 8 tells us (in an indirect and unconfirmed way) that this is when we should expect the new iPhone or iPhones to come. After all, Apple has made it almost a tradition to introduce new iOS versions alongside a new iPhone.



1. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

This is going to be a entertaining year. I am betting right now that Apple will lose their "almost just works" status completely this year. Also, can't wait to see all the spinning and readjusting of the goal posts (they can't move it any further back from "Apple makes the most money off of us", I think). I was almost going to look towards this as a nice release where they actually tried to catch up without lying through their teeth....until they introduced the closed proprietary BS like swift and metal....that will be the biggest downer of the year in terms of humanity and progress of said race in tech.

2. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

lol.. I love these times of the year when all of us android fans from different brands who generally dislike each others and spend our time trolling android articles, we unite against apple as we all would prefer owning any android brand but not an iFeatureDevice.

8. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Yes the new iF@rt6, lmfao.

3. alaw.14

Posts: 426; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

The new version of android is going to crush ios 8 badly.

4. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

I don't see how that is possible when the old version's' of android crush iOS pretty badly.

5. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Ok update, I guess. Personally I liked more the OS X update. Can't wait to get it.

6. cantstopkchen

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 10, 2014

I personally love Apple products and didn't bother using an Android for years. My first android was a Note 3 and now I'm using the M8. I enjoy both operating systems for certain reasons. Bash me all you want, but even though widgets and predictive typing was out for Android since forever ago, all those little features hardly ever worked, especially when the phone got old and slow. On the other hand, iPhones were restrictive but at least the phones worked without having to baby the battery usage and force stopping apps when they acted up.

7. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

All in all, it's more than enough iFeatures to keep the iMoneyMachine going for Apple.

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