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New update for iPhone and iPad is here, but beware before you install

New update for iPhone and iPad is here, but beware before you install
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Apple's operating system serves as the foundation for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Its newest version, officially launched today for all Apple mobile device owners (at 10 a.m. PST, to be exact), is the much anticipated (and FREE) iOS 8 and comes with big updates you use every day (think Messages and those all-important Photos).

iOS 8 is being touted as a completely new way to share content with your family and friends. Not only that, the new release has improved connections to your favorite apps so you can access some of your favorite parts (without having to actually open them), as well as a new feature that lets your Apple devices communicate with one another, seamlessly - a technology that is entirely new to the industry and one that is amazing.

So, in the grand scheme of things, everyone wants to know if iOS 8 is better than the last version, or if it is easier to use, and most of all, if it is worth downloading.

Update: Although Apple says iOS 8 compatible with the iPhone 4s, early reports discourage installing iOS 8 on the 4s model. Apparently Apple's now 3-year old 4s just doesn't have the horsepower to run some of the new version's best features like Touch ID, AirDrop and the Metal graphics API. And even if you could live without those features, it is said (at least until Apple presumably addresses the issue) 4s models are slowed down, sometimes dramatically.

That being said, there are absolutely no such reports for models above the 4s (namely 5, 5s, 6, 6 Plus), so let's move onto some good news, shall we?

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