Apple to release iOS 8.1, launch Apple Pay today

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Date: Monday, October 20th, 2014, 11:55
Category: Finance, iOS, News, Software

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It’s October 20th.

It’s also the day iOS 8.1 is released to millions upon millions of iOS device users.

Per The Mac Observer, Apple will be releasing iOS 8.1 later today. The update, which could be fairly large and take some time to download using an over-the-air update or iTunes, will also include the much-anticipated Apple Pay feature, which can be used as a payment option both in brick and mortar stores and using apps or within websites.


With iOS 8.1, in-store payment is available on the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus only. Within apps or on websites, the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 will get the Apple Pay option. When the Apple Watch ships next year, it will expand in-store support to include the iPhone 5, 5c, and 5s handsets, provided they’ve been paired with the Apple Watch.

If you’ve snagged iOS 8.1 and have any feedback to offer, please let us know in the comments.

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  2. Is Apple on time ever!

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