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.

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