Get ready for iOS 8 and iPhone 6
On September 9, 2014, Apple hosted their biggest event since the initial iPhone release and they announced iPhone 6 (4.7 inch) and iPhone 6 Plus (5.5 inch), both running iOS 8. iPhone is now a thinner device, comes with a larger screen and has the same premium design found on all Apple products.
iOS 8 will be available to download for free on September 17, but why wait? You can install iOS 8 gold master right now on your iPhone 4s, 5, 5c, 5s and give it a try. Check our previous tutorial and learn how to install iOS 8 on your iPhone or iPad.
iOS 8 is a huge step forward and it now includes widgets, third party keyboards, Touch ID for third party apps, HealthKit, interactive notifications and more. There's no reason to wait one more week, get it now and give it a try before the official release to the public.
Most important things discussed at Apple's event
Besides talking about the new iOS 8 features and how these work flawlessly with the new iPhones, Apple also introduced a new payment method called Apple Pay, which will be available starting October 2014. How does this work? Using NFC and Touch ID. Yes, you can pay your shoppings without having to have your credit card with you.
iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will go on sale on September 19, but interested consumers can pre-order the device on September 12. The first countries where the new iPhone will be available are: US, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Puerto Rico and Singapore. Apple promised that the new iPhone will be available in 115 countries by the end of 2014.
Apple also announced 'one more thing'. The highly-anticipated smartwatch, called the Apple Watch. It comes in two sizes and three models: Watch, Watch Sport and Watch Edition. Apple's watch connects to your iPhone using Wi-Fi and iOS 8 and helps you monitor your sports activities, pulse, emails, texts and basically shows all notification you get on your iPhone. It also works with the HomeKit feature announced with iOS 8. You'll be able to open your garage door, with a simple tap on your watch or by using Siri.
Important! Remember to backup your data before installing iOS 8 on your iPhone or iPad. You can use the iPhone Backup Extractor to extract and recover data from both your iTunes or iCloud backup. So if anything goes wrong you will always have your data safe and sound.:)