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Confirmed iOS 8 Download Date: September 17th (2014)

Last updated: September 17, 2014 at 17:12 pm

If you are wondering what’s the final release date of iOS 8.0 firmware, then you have come to the right place.

Let’s keep it short, shall we? Here’s the fact:

Apple is releasing iOS 8.0 stable version for download on September 17th, 2014.

Read it again.

Note that date.

Circle it on your calender.

If need be, set an alarm.

Or get a sick leave.

So that you could simply enjoy downloading and installing that iOS 8 firmware on your iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touch.

Remember: It’s on September 17th, 2014.

There’s More To This iOS 8 Love

Here’s a quote from Craig Federighi (Apple’s senior vice president of software engineering) on iOS 8 firmware:

“We’re excited for hundreds of millions of users to begin experiencing iOS 8, with incredible features that offer new ways to use your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.”

Like Apple, we too are pretty damn excited for iOS 8, right? Here are a few reasons to go with iOS 8, apart from the usual ones (see the complete list of iOS 8 features):

  • iOS 8 brings new APIs (over 4,000 APIs) for developers
  • iOS 8 is deeply integrated with Mac Yosemite operating system
  • iOS 8 offers iCloud Drive for syncing and backing up data

iOS 8 Announcement At The Apple Event

Few iOS users have been waiting with their hands folded, wondering why hasn’t Apple released iOS 8 on September 9th event? The answer is simple. The quick summary of Apple event held in Cupertino, California will answer your question:

  • Two new Apple iPhones were released — Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus.
  • New Apple Watch and its availability (from early 2015).
  • Apple Pay service.

Note that iOS 8 was first announced in the month of June at WWDC. Since then, Apple has released 6 betas of iOS firmware and one Gold Master version. Any iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch user can download these firmwares, as long as they have access to the Apple developer program.

On September 9th, Apple “announced” that iOS 8 will be available on September 17th, 2014.

The betas and GM version of iOS 8 are still available.

But you know what?

Apple iOS betas have the power to replace the old battery-draining old-looking iOS 7 you have right now, but remember using these betas can be absolute nightmare. You have to deal with bugs, instability and freezing and crashing of apps. That’s just part of the beta world.

Of all the betas we tested, iOS 8 beta 5 worked well on our iPhone.

Now, you have to ask yourself this simple question: Should I wait for iOS 8 stable or go with the beta version… just to get a “feeling” of this gorgeous OS?

If you are one of those “let-me-play-safe” souls, you might want to wait till September 17th. And if you don’t have too much of time to play around, going with the stable version will be a wise choice.

Just note down the date or bookmark our website. We will repeatedly tell you that iOS 8 is releasing on September 17th, and we will show you how to download those IPSW (or DMG) files on your computer on that exact date.

Bookmark these pages:

  • iOS 8 Release Date — Here, you will get the complete dates of each iOS 8 version released till date.
  • iOS 8 Download Links – Here, you will get a complete guide to download iOS 8 on your computer.

What time is iOS 8 going to be released? Apple never offers the exact time of the iOS launch, so it doesn’t matter if you are from UK, USA, Germany, India or from any part of the world — just remember it’s on Sept. 17th and check for the download links in the evening.

Update: Here is the time of iOS 8 launch:

Approximate US release times:

Pacific Mountain Central Eastern
10 AM 11 AM 12 PM 1 PM


Approximate European release times:

GMT British Central European Eastern European
5 PM 6 PM 7 PM 8 PM


Approximate Asian release times:

Hong Kong China Korea Japan
1 AM 1 AM 2 AM 2 AM

India timing: 10:30 PM (September 17th) to get iOS 8. In the above Asian countries, however, launch is on September 18th.

Update: Here is a complete iOS 8 time list for every popular city. On this time, you will get iOS 8 download links.

Note that iOS 8 works with iPhone 4S and later, on iPod Touch 5G and a most of the iPads. You can go through this page for a list of devices supporting iOS 8 firmware.

How To Upgrade: You will get all the updates on installing iOS 8 right on our iOS 8 Installation page. Still, if you prefer shortcuts, launch your iOS device and go to Settings > General > Software Update. In here, you will be able to download and install iOS 8.

Update: Just to make it clear, iOS 8.0 is free to download. You don’t have to pay Apple anything to download the iOS files from their server. You may notice few scammers are selling this update for a price, so do not fall for any of that. Apple iOS was, and will always be, available as a free upgrade for your devices.

Note: Articles written at are valid for every Apple device running iOS 8.0, iOS 8.1, iOS 8.2, iOS 8.3, iOS 8.4 / 8.4.1 firmware