What to expect from iOS 8.1 update




Next week will release the final version of iOS 8.1 . This update fixes some bugs of previous versions and a number of changes in the OS. Announcement of the new platform is expected on 16 October. However, the test builds of the operating systems can now understand what innovations prepared to Apple.

SMS Continuity

Technology SMS Continuity, announced as one of the key features of the new operating systems, Apple, never saw the light with the release of “eight”. Apparently, the function to send short messages from iPhone to iPad and Mac debut on devices with the release of iOS 8.1 and OS X Yosemite.

Apple Pay

As conceived by Apple, Apple Pay support should be a key innovation of iOS 8.1. On the upcoming launch of the service company from Cupertino said in early September. In Cupertino hope that Apple Pay make customers forget about their wallets and make purchases with the help of the iPhone and Apple Watch. Service should earn in the United States with 18 October .

Support for the new iPad

Along with iOS 8.1 will release a new generation of tablet PCs Apple – iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. The first and most noticeable change in these devices – a built-in fingerprint module Touch ID . Gadgets will be based on the top-end processors A8X and they will not switch sound / screen rotation lock.

Blocking torrents and emulators

Apple has blocked in iOS 8.1 the ability to work with the emulator gaming consoles, torrent clients and other applications without jailbreaking. In this update, you can not use the trick with the change to an earlier date. As a result, users will not be able to install programs that have not been moderated in the App Store. Among the victims – Emulator Game Boy Advance and SNES , free torrent film library Movie Box , Popcorn Time and others.

Improved stability

Major releases Apple has traditionally accompanied by a lot of mistakes. In particular, for iOS 8.0 is characterized by problems with the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth , low battery life. However, as the company releases updates fixes bugs, bringing production to perfection. IOS 8.1 update should fix the problems and bring the overall stability of the OS.


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