ios-8-downloadThe latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 8, officially released to the public yesterday. Many iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners jumped on the update, starting the download right away.

And some of those downloads are still going.

To the right, you’ll find my own iPad download of the update, which states that I’ll finally have iOS 8 in about six hours. What that shot doesn’t tell you is that I started that download at around 9pm last night on a 50 Mbps connection. So at the time of my typing this sentence, my iPad has been downloading the iOS 8 update for approximately 22 hours.

I’m certainly not alone in this. A quick search of Twitter and you’ll see plenty of people complaining about the download time. Heck, a quick search of my home feed is telling me that, but here are the words coming from the general public:


So yeah, people are definitely finding that the iOS 8 download is slow, slow, slow. Hopefully the OS itself is a bit snappier.

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What’s your experience? Having issues downloading iOS 8 to your Apple device, or did you get it just fine? Leave a comment below.

  • It took about 20 minutes to download the update but an addition 2 hours for it to finish. I thought that was bad…I would have been pissed at 15 hrs. Then to have an error msg. Yikes!!

  • iPhone and Mac both say 50+ hours to download. And I always get an error regardless. My fios download speed right now is 50 MBps. This sucks.


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