The 22 most important things Apple announced today
Apple kicked off its Worldwide Developer Conference with a glimpse into the future of OS X, iOS 8, and the developer tools that bring them to life. OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8 bring the desktop and mobile device closer together than they’ve ever been before, and a host of new developer tools should enable the creation of some powerful new apps. That includes a new programming language, Swift, which Apple hopes will replace Objective-C over time. Here are all the highlights from today’s event!

SAN FRANCISCO—After months of speculation and leaks, it’s finally here: Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference. Thousands of developers have gathered here in San Francisco to get a glimpse at Apple’s next mobile and desktop operating systems. We’re here at the keynote, which kicks off the weeklong event, for a firsthand look at what’s next for Apple.

If you want to watch the livestream of the event starting at 10am PT, here’s how. Or, you can follow along with us on Twitter with me, @redgirlsays and @gadgetlab.

This post on WIRED will be continuously updated, so check back for more details on today’s announcements!

How to Get iOS 8 Right Now

You could (and probably should) wait for the wide release this fall before downloading iOS 8. But if you absolutely can’t wait, here’s how to get Apple’s brand new iOS 8 beta on your phone right now.

First, before you do anything, backup your device. Just in case something goes wrong along the way, and you’re forced to restore, at least you’ll have a recent backup. If for some reason you don’t know how to backup your data, stop here, this is not for you.

Right after iOS 8 was released, people found a way to install it and get past activation servers without having a dev account. Apple has since patched that loophole so the only way you’re getting on is if you get your UDID registered. 

A bunch of sites are offering UDID registrations for non-developers. Here are some reliable sites I’ve personally used. 

  • IMZDL - ($8, kinda slow with response, they put you in a queue and this site is by far the most popular)
  • Case1449 ($7, instant, within minutes)
  • GetiOS8 ($6, instant, within minutes)

you’re gonna need to know your UDID to get it activated. Don’t know what that is? Learn how to find it here or here.

While you’re waiting for your UDID to be registered, download the iOS 8 beta file for your device, all links are here, make sure you get the right one, check your model numbers!

Once your UDID is activated, and iOS is downloaded, it’s time to install. It’s pretty straight forward on iTunes, a few buttons to push on your keyboard, and a few clicks, and you’re done. More details on what to do can be found here

REMEMBER: These are developer betas  intended for developers only.Your phone will fuck up, apps will crash. If you still want to install it just to see how it is, go ahead. 

But really, if you needed this tutorial, you shouldn’t be installing iOS 8, just wait til the fall.


if you have any questions let me know, I’ll be happy to help!