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.

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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.

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Top Rated Comments

JCrz Avatar
100 months ago
Coldplay

iOS 8.1 change log:

* New Coldplay album
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zed1291 Avatar
100 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
100 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
100 months ago
I am shocked nobody has asked what battery life is like yet! :p
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kingofwale Avatar
100 months ago
Who is brave enough to be the first to install it?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RockSpider Avatar
100 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)

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