We may have already instructed you on how to upgrade your Apple device to iOS 4.1 a little earlier than the Cupertino-based company would have liked but today Apple have confirmed the official release date of its iOS 4.1 firmware; the 8th September.

Posting up a new page on the iPhone Update section of its website, Apple details all of the new features iPhone and iPod Touch owners can expect to get, including Game Center, iTunes Ping, HDR Photos, HD Video uploads and a number of other improvements.

iPhone 3G owners will noticeable speed improvements with this update, iPhone 4 users will finally get that proximity sensor fix. To get the official iOS 4.1 release, you will not have to wait any longer than next Wednesday, easy.