We are just a day away from the release of iOS 8 and the developer community is hard at work in preparation for it. App Update for iOS 8 are already starting in the App Store and it is a trend that will continue over the next few weeks as developers check and double-check their apps against the latest release. A PSA for all of you: Make sure you check the App Store for updates early and often. Chances are virtually every app on your iPhone or iPad will get some sort of update in the next few weeks.
Developers have been working with iOS 8 since June and have been running their applications against this beta code. Now that the GM version of iOS 8 has been released to developers (happened late last week), many of them are in the final throws of these checks to assure that their app will work as smoothly as it did on iOS 7. There are a lot of changes for them to contend in this release which they will want to make sure they account for in their code. So in addition to looking for those app updates for iOS 8, please also have a bit of patience. That favourite app may not work exactly as it should come tomorrow on iOS 8 but that doesn’t mean the developer of that app doesn’t care. It is often a matter of just finding the time. Remember, most developers are not big production houses. They are small, 1 to 3 member teams doing the work and often have a day job in addition to their app writing.