Reminder: iOS 8 Update now available
A whole lot of you have probably ordered your iPhone 6 units, ready for tomorrow for showings-off. For the rest of us, there’s a new iOS out now.
Well, not for all of the rest of us. iOS 8 is not compatible with iPhone 4 and below, along with several iPod Touch devices and the original iPad, so you can forget about this. iPhone 4S owners may even have trouble with having it on board. Ars Technica reports that the oldest device, yet compatible with iOS 8 will be compromising performance for the (limited amount of) fancy new features you’d be wanting, but things will get cramped when users also realise that iOS 8 is made for a generation of iPhones without 3:2 aspect ratio screens.
iOS 8 will pack in several new features including QuickType, the Android-like new keyboard from Apple that suggests words as you type. Separate iOS 8 features also remain exclusive to the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
Several users have seen the need to dump all their apps just to get the installation in on their phone. As with all software updates, wise precautions to take include backing up all of your data before proceeding with the update through iTunes or over the air.