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iOS 8.1 Now Available

Apple, as promised, started rolling out the iOS 8.1 update on Monday, bringing features similar to Apple Pay (only for iphone 6 and iphone 6 Plus), cloud photo Library beta, camera Roll, Continuity and more.

The iOS 8.1 replace is now to be had for obtain, and is on hand for the iphone 4Sand later fashions, the iPad 2 and later fashions, the 5th-era iPod touch, and the 0.33-generation Apple television.

With iOS 8.1, the Apple Pay cell cost service (unless the roll-out of the Apple Watch) is supported by way of the two new iphone models most effective, because it makes use of the devoted steady chip and NFC connectivity within the new smartphone to be in contact with retail terminals. The iphone 6 and iphone 6 Plus feature a ‘steady part’ to store bank card information on the smartphone, in addition to a ‘software Account number’ distinctive to each iphone.

The Apple Pay fee machine works with contact identification authentication and NFC to complete the method. As but, Apple Pay helps credit and debit playing cards from American specific, MasterCard and Visa, issued by means of banks together with financial institution of the united states, Capital One, Chase, City and Wells Fargo, representing 83 % of bank card purchase volume in the united states. Closing week, the company introduced that it tied up with 500 banks for the provider.

iOS 8.1 Now Available for Download; Brings Apple Pay, Camera Roll and More

Apple has also re-introduced the ‘digital camera Roll’ gallery in iOS 8.1, which it first offered in iOS 7 however then dropped in iOS 8. The characteristic helps users see their recently taken pictures, and used to be a lot-ignored by means of users who weren’t comfortable with or did not recognize about the new ‘recently delivered’ part in the new photos app.

The Cupertino firm also presented the general public beta of the cloud picture Library with iOS 8.1, a provider that lets users store or backup all their photographs across their cloud-enabled devices. The provider additionally allows new sharing options.

The iOS 8.1 replace additionally bring new Continuity features like the ability to send and receive SMS by the use of iPad tablets and Mac computers.

Apart from new features, iOS 8.1 additionally brings a couple of malicious program fixes (by way of Pocket now) for Wi-Fi performance considerations; a subject that could forestall connections to Bluetooth hands-free gadgets; bugs that would lead to screen rotation to stop working, and a subject in Safari where videos don’t play from time to time. Apple has also introduced airdrop strengthen for Passbook passes; enabled health kit apps to get right of entry to knowledge within the history, and made different accessibility improvements.