Apple has stated on its website that the latest iPhone/iPod touch update, iOS 4.1, will be available in the UK on Wednesday 8 September.

The date, which has appeared on the Apple iPhone update page and details the new features of the new iOS 4.1, means that iPhone users keen to update don't have long to wait.

The new iOS 4.1 announced at Apple's Special Event on Wednesday 1 September will bring a number of new feattures to the iPhone and iPod touch models.

Users can expect to get Game Center; Apple's new social gaming offering that lets you find friends or play against other people, Ping; Apple's social music sharing offering, and the ability to take HDR photos if your model has a camera.

Users will also finally be able to upload HD video to YouTube and MobileMe from their iPhone 4.

The new software will work with the iPhone 3G, the iPhone 3GS, and the new iPhone 4.

Apple Special Event - everything you need to know