This is my first post but I am a frequent reader when looking for the latest news. I felt that this is worth sharing for anyone else experiencing difficulties. I have tried to update my iPhone to the new iOS 8.1 software through iTunes and the 1.9GB file is downloading at a MAXIMUM of 100 kBps on my 70Mbps ISP connection. I have tried from 3 PC's and from 2 different highspeed WiFi locations and the download always is 95 to 100 kBps. This is not caused by my internet, and I believe that Apple's servers must be overloaded, and/or throttled since the release of 8.1. I am located in Eastern Canada and I have confirmed this same issue with other Apple users in other nearby cities. I just want to advise users to expect 8 to 12 hour download times to get your new software update. I'd also like to know if people are having similar issues worldwide or if this is just in Canada? Hopefully they have download speeds fixed soon! The last update I got a month ago downloaded at 3MBps so something is definitely bringing the Apple server down.