Live chat: First look at iOS 8 at 1:30 p.m.

Apple iPhone and iPad enthusiasts, contain yourselves: iOS 8 is ready for download Wednesday.

The next iteration of the operating system will be available for the iPhone 4S or newer, the iPad 2 or newer, the iPad Mini, the iPad Air and the iPod Touch 5.

Join us here as we take our first look at iOS 8.


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