However, the tech giant was tight-lipped about the iPhone 6 at the event. Rumors suggest that Apple will announce the iPhone 6 at a major media event on 9 September 2014, while iOS8 beta 6 will be publicly tested earlier, 25 August.
The Cupertino-based company usually launches new iPhones on Tuesdays, and 9 September falls on Tuesday. Christian Post says the iOS 8 will be on Apple’s servers on Wednesday, 10 September. That means existing iPhone users can upgrade the OS beginning 10 September only. Of course, developers can get their hands on the iOS 8 beta.
Currently, the iOS 8 beta 5 is available for download. Product Reviews expects the iPhone maker to release beta 6 by 25 August. The operating system at this stage is riddled with bugs, and the beta 6 is unlikely to fix all of the problems. What’s more, not all features are enabled in the beta stage. If you are looking to upgrade the OS, experts advise you to wait until Apple releases a more stable iOS 8 Gold Master version. The Gold Master is expected to arrive one week before the full-fledged iOS 8 is rolled out on September.
Older devices won’t be compatible with the iOS 8. You must have the iPhone 4S or newer smartphones or iPad 2 or newer tablets. The fifth generation iPod Touch, iPad Mini and iPad Mini 2 will also work with the iOS 8.
Bigger changes will appear in the iOS 8. Apple has updated Camera+ for iPhone and iPad to version 5.2. Engineers working on the app noted that it would tide users over until massive updates are unveiled to take advantage of the iOS 8.