Apple iOS 8.1 release date to be Monday, Oct 20th, more details unveiled

Apple iOS 8.1 release date to be Monday, Oct 20th, more details unveiled
During its 2014 iPad event, Apple disclosed a few interesting details about the iOS 8.1 update. Interestingly, it seems that with this software update, Apple is quickly reacting to customers feedback. iOS software engineering head Craig Federighi made this particularly clear, mentioning that Apple has been listening to what users have to say.

The first big change is that the camera roll that went away with iOS 8, is now back in the Photos app with iOS 8.1. The new version of the operating system will also support Apple Pay.

The other big change coming with iOS 8.1 is the iCloud Photo Library public beta that allows you to store the first 5GB of files (not just photos, but videos as well) for free, and then pay for additional cloud storage. Here’s what it costs:

  • First 5GB free
  • 20GB for $0.99 a month
  • 200GB for $3.99 a month
  • More tiers available, up to 1TB

Finally, the iOS 8.1 release date is set for Monday, October 20th, the same date as the roll-out of Apple Pay.

source: Apple

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10 Comments

1. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Can we have app optimization for the 6+ please? Who cares about photos when you have dropbox and other cloud apps. I'd rather them *suggest* that developers format the apps correctly for the 6+. I'm tired of my phone yelling at me (large font) when in certain apps.

2. ushoda

Posts: 78; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

"The other big change coming with iOS 8.1 is the iCloud Photo Library public beta that allows you to store the first 5GB of files (not just photos, but videos as well) for free" Hollywood people will be so happy about this, EVEN MORE WAYS TO SHARE THEIR LOVELY NAKED PICTURES!! YAY!!!!

3. bucky

Posts: 3784; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I can see you fapping to them too

5. ushoda

Posts: 78; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

naaa, almost no men pictures at all.... sad days for gay people :(

7. bucky

Posts: 3784; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Ok I'll start working on some dude profiles for you :)

10. ushoda

Posts: 78; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

thanks

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Bring on 8.1, Apple pay and some new iPads TIMMERRRRR

6. Canaan

Posts: 351; Member since: May 25, 2014

I really hope the 8.1 update fixes the major bugs, I haven't been able to update any of my apps since updating to 8.0.2.

8. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I hope that jailbreak comes right with it.

9. TechDork

Posts: 402; Member since: May 10, 2010

What about the fact that my when I open up settings it jumps back to the home screen & I have to re-open it again, or the fact that when I press the home button it brings up the app closing/contact bar 2 or 3 times before it takes me back to the home screen? Just saying..

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