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iOS 8 long download time or update requested

Those of you leaving the iPad and iPhone update until today will still find problems with iOS 8 experiencing a long download time. This means the servers are still not working at their normal speed, and in fact trying download the iOS 8 update results in a download time of over 8 hours for some in iTunes.

We’ve also seen downloads within the device itself getting stuck on the “Update Requested” screen, which happens after finding the iOS 8 update and trying to download it. The message alongside this states, “Your software update request has been received you will be notified when the software update has been downloaded and is ready to install”.

The Apple server problems are also hitting the Mac App Store. Our in-house developer mentioned they’ve been downloading the OS X Yosemite Developer Preview 8 for over 10 hours today, and it still has another 2 hours to go. This reveals the demand for Apple’s servers is creating a massive slow down, and as such you will find your download taking a lot longer today.


Some people thought waiting another day would give them a fast iOS 8 download time on iPad and iPhone, but this isn’t the case as you can see with the screenshot above.

Are you trying to download iOS 8 on an iPad, iPod touch, or iPhone today? If so, how long is your download time stating? Share a comment below along with the location you’re in, and we’ll see if there’s a pattern by country or city.

From those that have managed to install the new operating system, many are happy but some are complaining about apps crashing.

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Written by Daniel Chubb

Daniel is the CEO of Dansway Communications LTD and founder of; a top blog dedicated to breaking tech news, hands-on reviews and delivers real solutions to everyday consumer electronics hang-ups.

Daniel now spends his time keeping an eye on the latest technology and business trends. Also developing other blogs/news sites in the entertainment and business industries.

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