During the iPad event last week, Apple has announced that they would be releasing iOS 8.1 today. As promised, Apple is now seeding the new iOS 8.1 update to all compatible devices. The new update brought a number of enhancements and bug fixes needed and including features requested by iOS 8 users.
iPhone, iPad and iTouch users eligible for the update may go to [ Settings > General > Software Update ] on their devices to check if the update is ready to install.
Though iOS 8.1 may touch some previous generation devices, the new update has brought with it specific feature for the new iPhone 6 and recently announced iPad devices. With iOS 8.1, Apple brings Apple Play support for users at least in the US, this is the company’s new digital wallet which uses NFC together Touch ID fingerprint sensor technology available in the new iPhone 6.
Aside from bug fixes, Apple has included a new feature for Photos, with iOS 8.1 users will be able to use iCloud Photo Library service which is still in Beta but is already as good enough as a full blown iCloud experience. Also the new update brought back the most requested Camera Roll in the Photos app and a My Photo Stream album. The Photos app will also alert users when the device is running out of space before capturing a time-lapse videos.
The iMessages app has been updated as well, as discussed by Apple earlier as the Apple Continuity feature, users can send SMS and MMS messages from their iPhones towards their iPad and Mac.