Apples latest mobile operating system, iOS 8, is due to be released today, two days ahead of the release to the much anticipated iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

After the GM (golden master) build of iOS 8 was released to developers on September 9th, the public will finally be able to download the new operating system to their iPhones and iPads.

iOS 8 comes with a plethora of new features, most notably the health app, which gives you an intuitive and easy to use view at your monitored health statistics. However, here at AGR we’re into more geeky stuff than that. iOS 8 comes with a whole host of much needed under the hood tweaks and improvements to improve your devices performance and battery life. A brand new API for developers called ‘Swift’ will be supported in iOS 8, meaning developers will have even more tools to create new, mind-blowing apps we often take for granted on a daily basis.

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Models compatible are as follows:

iPhone 4S
iPhone 5
iPhone 5C
iPhone 5S
iPhone 6
iPhone 6 Plus

iPad 2
iPad 3rd Generation
iPad 4th Generation
iPad Air
iPad Mini
iPad Mini with Retina Display

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We hope Apples servers will be able to cope with the sheer amount of traffic they are going to be hammered with. Every year the adoption rate of Apples latest operating system increases significantly, with most users having issues with slow and/or intermittent downloads the first few hours the operating system launches in their region. Here in the UK, we expect the update to pop up on our devices somewhere around 6PM.

We recommend that you update to iOs 8 directly from iTunes on your computer via a USB instead of updating directly on your device. This will help prevent any errors, and ensure a full and fresh copy of iOs 8 is applied to your device.

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Jesse discovered audio production at an early age, writing quirky music and sound effects from simple loops and samples using commercial DAW’s (Digital Audio Workstations). Jesse decided to study Music Technology and Interactive Media at College, introducing him to powerful industrial standard audio/video production tools and equipment, which allowed him to acquire the skills and techniques required for professional level audio/video production. With Jesse’s hard work and dedication, he achieved the highest grades in all Music & Media modules at both GCSE & A-Level standards of education. Jesse is now currently studying his second year for a degree in Music Technology & Innovation (BA Hons) at De Montfort University. Having finished his 1st year, Jesse has been slowly curating his own professional audio equipment to work on his own projects. With the right tools for professional audio, Jesse wants to be able to use his passion to create fantastic audio work for use in media production. Jesse has composed music, mastered audio, and helped create various projects throughout college and university, and wants to greatly expand his dynamics and kick-start his career with his new alias, Molecular Audio. Aside from audio, Jesse is interested in all things technically creative. Video games, photography, video are to name a few.

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