Apple Seeds First iOS 8.1 Beta to Developers

Apple today released the first beta of iOS 8.1 to registered developers for testing purposes, just a few days after the release of iOS 8.0.2, which fixed a bug introduced with iOS 8.0.1. The beta arrives as build number 12B401.

Apple has also released a new Apple TV beta and Xcode 6.1 beta 3.

ios81beta
iOS 8.1 likely includes several bug fixes for issues in iOS 8, and it also likely includes support for Apple Pay, Apple's mobile payments service that is launching in October.

Along with iOS 8.1, Apple is also simultaneously working on iOS 8.2 and iOS 8.3, all of which are expected to add new functionality to the operating system.

iOS 8 has had a rough start, with Apple temporarily removing HealthKit ahead of the launch of iOS 8 and then releasing an unstable iOS 8.0.1 update that disabled the cellular and Touch ID service of many users. Apple released iOS 8.0.2 to fix the issue, but several other problems have come to light, including a bug that causes iCloud Drive documents to be deleted.

Tag: iOS 8.1
Related Forum: iOS 8

Popular Stories

iOS 18 CarPlay Feature

iOS 18 Adds These 5 New Features to CarPlay

Thursday June 13, 2024 7:44 am PDT by
Apple did not mention CarPlay during its WWDC keynote this week, but iOS 18 includes a handful of new features for the in-car software. Overall, there is not a whole lot new for CarPlay on iOS 18, with changes seemingly limited to the Messages and Settings apps so far. Below, we recap everything new for CarPlay on iOS 18. New for CarPlay on iOS 18 1. Contact Photos in Messages App...
ios 18 button bulge

iOS 18 Adds Pop-Out Bezel Animation When Pressing iPhone Buttons

Tuesday June 11, 2024 10:40 am PDT by
iOS 18 includes a small but interesting change for the buttons on the iPhone, adding more of a visual element when changing volume, activating the Action button, or locking the screen. When you press an iPhone button in iOS 18, the display bezel bulges outward slightly. This feature is available for the volume buttons, Action button and the power button, and it will also likely be used for...
maxresdefault

First Look at Messages via Satellite in iOS 18

Thursday June 13, 2024 11:29 am PDT by
Apple has been gradually expanding its suite of satellite connectivity features for iPhone, and iOS 18 brings a significant new one in the form of Messages via satellite. The feature allows users to send and receive iMessages and SMS texts, including emoji and Tapbacks, while out of range of cellular and Wi-Fi networks. CNET met up with Apple's senior director of platform product marketing,...
iOS 18 Wallet Feature

Here's What's New in Apple Wallet on iOS 18 for Event Tickets and More

Friday June 14, 2024 7:32 am PDT by
iOS 18 includes a handful of enhancements to the Wallet app on the iPhone, with new features for Apple Pay, Apple Cash, event tickets, and more. Below, we outline everything new for the Wallet app on iOS 18, based on information from Apple's press release and a WWDC 2024 coding session. Redesigned Event Tickets Event tickets have an all-new design in the Wallet app on iOS 18, complete...

Top Rated Comments

JCrz Avatar
127 months ago
Coldplay

iOS 8.1 change log:

* New Coldplay album
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zed1291 Avatar
127 months ago
Hopefully notifications won't hang for a whole minute now. I haven't heard a lot of people complain about this, but I and a couple family members have all experienced notifications that will hang at the top of the screen until manually dismissed or waiting for a minute.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Aluminum213 Avatar
127 months ago
iOS 8.0 or 8.0.2 is a buggy mess that makes iOS 7.0 seem like dream
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
EW800 Avatar
127 months ago
I am shocked nobody has asked what battery life is like yet! :p
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kingofwale Avatar
127 months ago
Who is brave enough to be the first to install it?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RockSpider Avatar
127 months ago
I have got a few dozen nude pics on my phone, is 8.1 safe as far as you can tell?
If you don't mind them being shown on Times Square, yeah they're safe.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)