Written by Gerald Proctor, iOS Device Management Administrator
Apple has announced that iOS 8 will be launching on Wednesday, September 17, available for iPad 2s and above. ITS are very excited for this highly anticipated release and we know you are too!
In light of this announcement, the Apple firewall blocks will remain in effect 24 hours a day, 8 a.m. Tuesday, September 16 through 4 p.m. Wednesday, October 1 while ITS performs critical testing to ensure that no CPS systems will be compromised due to this upgrade.
No tickets or requests to lift the Apple blocks will be granted by the Network Operations team during the above window.
The following actions should not be attempted and will not be will not supported during the testing window:
Once ITS has verified the new software, we will make the iOS 8 upgrade files available for download on the Compliance site, comp.cps.edu.
We appreciate your patience while these files are prepared. After 4 p.m. Wednesday, October 1 the Apple firewall blocks will return to normal schedule: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Please forward any questions regarding the iOS 8 update to email@example.com. For all technical issues, please call the IT Service Desk at (773) 553-3925, option 9.