4 Major Features Not Available on iOS 8 Right Now

4 Major Features Not Available on iOS 8 Right Now

Apple has just seeded the highly-anticipated iOS 8 software update for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models, but the update is going to be a little less significant for early upgraders this afternoon because of four major features that are either missing, not fully functional or delayed: HealthKit, iCloud Drive, SMS Continuity and Apple Pay.

iOS 8 Release Notes

iOS 8 Release Notes

Apple has just released iOS 8, the major mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The update is available as an OTA upgrade or a direct download, and here are the release notes.

‘Software Update Failed’ and ‘Server could not be contacted’ errors reported while updating to iOS 8

‘Software Update Failed’ and ‘Server could not be contacted’ errors reported while updating to iOS 8

Apple released iOS 8 publicly a few minutes ago, and the company’s servers are already taking a beating from the high influx of traffic.

iOS 8 requires 6.9GB of free space to be installed

iOS 8 requires 6.9GB of free space to be installed

On Wednesday, September 17, Apple officially released iOS 8 into the world. With it, plenty of new features, tweaks and improvements came along for the ride. (Just not for every device.) However, if you’re running an iOS device with a limited amount of space, you may run into a problem right away.

iOS 8 Download links for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

iOS 8 Download links for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

Apple has just released iOS 8 for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

If you’re not getting the OTA, then you can download the iOS 8 software update from the official download links provided below and use iTunes to update your iOS device.

iOS 8 is out: Download it now!

iOS 8 is out: Download it now!

iOS 8 is out! Apple has just released iOS 8 – its most eagerly awaited next generation mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

iOS 8 is the biggest iOS release ever, and includes hundreds of new features and improvements such as Interactive Notifications, all-new Messages app, Widgets, QuickType, third-party keyboard support and lots more.

Apple pulls HealthKit compatible apps from App Store ahead of iOS 8 due to significant last-minute issue

Apple pulls HealthKit compatible apps from App Store ahead of iOS 8 due to significant last-minute issue

iOS 8 is expected to be publicly released for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models imminently, but a significant last-minute issue has been discovered that has reportedly caused Apple to pull all HealthKit-compatible apps from the App Store ahead of the software update’s widespread debut. 

iPhone 4S owners may notice more than just slower performance after updating to iOS 8

iPhone 4S owners may notice more than just slower performance after updating to iOS 8

On Wednesday, September 17, Apple will release iOS unto the world (possibly the biggest release to date). With it, a ton of new features will find their way out into the public domain, and a wide range of devices will be able to get the newest software underneath their owner’s fingertips. The iPhone 4S included.

Report claims Apple will announce new iPads and release OS X Yosemite on October 21

Report claims Apple will announce new iPads and release OS X Yosemite on October 21

Apple might have just announced the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, Apple Watch and Apple Pay mobile payments platform at a product event in Cupertino last week, but it isn’t finished yet. Building upon rumors that Apple will host its next major product unveiling in the second half of October, a new report claims that the iPhone maker will unveil new iPads and publicly release OS X Yosemite on October 21. 

Reminder: Don’t enable iCloud Drive after upgrading to iOS 8

Reminder: Don’t enable iCloud Drive after upgrading to iOS 8

Apple is set to release its highly-anticipated iOS 8 software update for compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch models this afternoon, but there is one important recommendation that those upgrading should keep in mind: it is probably in your best interest to avoid enabling iCloud Drive on iOS 8 for the near future. Find out the reason why ahead.