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iOS 8 updates start from September 17th for iPhone 4S, 5 and 5S

iOS 8 updates start from September 17th for iPhone 4S, 5 and 5S

Apple apostles will be able to update their handsets to the latest version of its iOS operating system on September 17th, it has been confirmed.

The tech giant announced the new iOS 8 iteration of its smartphone and tablet operating system will be made available to download from next Wednesday.

The cheering news for owners of older iPhones is that it’ll be up for grabs for Apple handsets from the iPhone 4S and above.

Although we expect that at least some of the key features might be absent from older handsets. And we wouldn’t want to vouch for what it may or may not do to your battery life.

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iPads that will support the update are: the iPad 2, iPad with Retina Display, iPad Air, iPad Mini and the iPad Mini with Retina Display.

Naturally on the day of release, huge demand for Apple’s servers may mean you face a bit of a wait to get your hands on it.

But given the glitches that typically surface in the initial stages of the life of freshly baked software, we usually advise waiting a while and seeing how others are getting on before taking the plunge anyway.

Announced earlier this year, iOS 8’s big sells include a revamped version of iMessage, a rethought keyboard and the Health app that dovetails with the just-announced iWatch.

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