How does iOS 8 get installed on iPhone 6?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by king-spirit, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. king-spirit macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    i just wonder where and when ios 8 is installed on the new iphones. I mean,
    ios 8 isnt even ready yet and the phones are produced weeks ahead.

    do they ship them to the US and apple installs iOS 8 on them or what?
    I just dont know about the whole supply chain process and it keeps me guessing.

    thanks for the explanation.
     
  2. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    They are flashed with iOS 8 GM before they are packaged (like 2-3 weeks ago). iOS 8 GM was ready for these iPhones - iOS 8 GM wasn't given to the public/devs until last week because it contained information about the new iPhones (my guess).
     
  3. king-spirit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Who flashes them? So we have ios8 GM on our devices and have to update first when we get them on friday?
     
  4. AeroZ macrumors 6502

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    No need to update the GM version. It's the same as the final version. If version 8.0.1 comes out then you should update.
     
  5. ps3zocker macrumors regular

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    They are flashed wirelessly while being boxed.
     
  6. luckydcxx macrumors 65816

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    really? thats pretty cool, i always wondered if someone actually had to plug them in.
     
  7. Anatolian macrumors newbie

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    iOS 8 GM signed on 19 Aug. First package of iPhone 6/6+ products have the GM seed.
     
  8. TheKrs1 macrumors 6502

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    Source?
     
  9. king-spirit thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so nobody knows fpr sur how ios is installed on new devices?
     
  10. g35 macrumors 6502a

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    iOS is installed on new devices on the assembly line in China. The version of iOS 8 that is pre-installed on iPhone 6 models is exactly the same file that will be released via iTunes tomorrow. Whether you use the iOS that comes pre-installed on the 6 or update it yourself this weekend, it will be exactly, bit-for-bit identical.

    Last year there was a photo of iOS being installed on new iPhones. I believe they used cables, not wireless, to do it. Like the photo showed a dozen cables connected to a dozen iPhones all being installed. Not sure if that has changed.
     
  11. KdParker macrumors 601

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    unless you work for apple or Foxconn?
     
  12. Scott90 macrumors 6502

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    I wonder if Foxconn deals with the same iTunes errors we do when installing/updating our iOS devices :D
     
  13. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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  14. Menel macrumors 603

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    That's what GM is for, Gold Master.
    The build which is flashed to the shipping units over in China, like 3, maybe 4 weeks ago that started.
     
  15. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    That is a FUNNY picture lol.
     
  16. Menel macrumors 603

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    GM is the latest version... update to what?
     
  17. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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  18. Menel macrumors 603

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  19. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    Exactly! This is a rumors forum after all.
     

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