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iOS 8 available now: What to know

By Barry Eitel on Sep 17, 2014

Today, you can give your iPhone a makeover. Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 8, is now available as a free download. Apple is hailing it as the “biggest iOS release ever—for developers and everyone else.” Announced by Apple CEO Tim Cook at the company’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June, the update works on the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, as well as iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad Air and iPad mini. It’s compatible with the fifth generation iPod Touch and comes included on the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which will be available to have and to hold in just a few days. The update includes a complete redesign of many of Apple’s core apps, including Mail and iMessage, which now allows for self-destructing video messages like Snapchat and group conversation m

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