iOS 8 Day

I don’t have anything really groundbreaking to post for today, but that doesn’t mean today was not eventful.  In fact, for some folks, it is one of THE most eventful days of the year.

Apple released the updated version of their iOS operating system today, iOS 8.  It brings some pretty nice improvements (many of which Android users have been enjoying for several years).  I have been using the beta for a couple of months now, and I’ve been pretty happy with it.  It has had a few glitches here and there, but overall, I do think it is quite an improvement.

I will try to put together a post detailing some of the changes and maybe highlight a few elements of the upgrade process.

The 2 new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, will be available at most national carriers starting this Friday, September 19th.  The regional carriers like Appalachian Wireless usually make the phones available the following week.  I’d expect to see these new phones there on the 26th.  There’s been no word on pricing yet, but typically, Appalachian Wireless has been able to offer the new models for $50 less than the national carriers.  That’s a pretty great deal.

So, go update your phones.  The servers should be able to handle requests now without too much trouble.  If you have already updated and are enjoying (or NOT enjoying) the iOS 8 experience, sound off in the comments below!