iOS 8 Release Date Announced At Apple Event

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Apple held its big iPhone unveiling event on Tuesday, showing off the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, not to mention Apple Pay and the Apple Watch.

The new iPhones will run iOS 8, which the company first announced back in June. Today, the company announced the official release date for the operating system: September 17th.

On this date, the company will push the free software update to users of the iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPod touch 5th generation, iPad 2, iPad with Retina display, iPad Air, iPad mini, and iPad mini with Retina display.

The new iPhone models will become available on September 19th. Pre-orders start this Friday. The Apple Watch, which requires the user to have an iPhone, will be available next year.

For a rundown of what iOS 8 brings to the table, check out our previous coverage from Apple's developer event earlier this summer. Apple Pay will roll out in October.

On a related note, check out how Denny's burned Apple over a failed livestream of the day's event.

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Chris Crum
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