iOS 8.1 launches on Monday; here is what you should expect

Apple iDevice users are looking forward to Monday, when they can download and install iOS 8.1 on their iPhone or iPad. The update will help correct some of the bugs that have been afflicting users of iOS 8. The most talked about new feature coming with the new build is Apple Pay. This is a mobile payment system that allows you to use your NFC enabled Apple iPhone 6 or Apple iPhone 6 Plus to tap a pad near the point of sale at a participating retailer, to make a payment...
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97 Comments

97. Nimbler

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 25, 2014

IPhone 5 and had no problems with 7 or 8. Thanks Greg.

13. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I expect jailbreak, without it iOS is not usable. Hope to see it soon, cause I'm not upgrading until Cydia arrives.

15. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Unstable? How so? Only problem I have on iOS 8 is with Safari. Everything else is butter smooth.

26. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Please, learn how to read "usAble" not unstable. I just can't live without Auxo, Aria, Activator, AppBox and much more tweaks, with jailbreak iOS is absolutely awesome platform.

31. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Whoops. Read your comment too fast.

88. lolatfailphones

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 08, 2013

What happened to your s5 papa?

17. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The one feature of iOS 8.1 that stood out to me was the enhanced app permissions manager. Apple is getting closer to having a full blown "Privacy Manager". This is the sort of thing that I wish Google would build into Android. I know CM has it and there is XPrivacy, but having something built into Android would be better.

19. poppy.a

Posts: 41; Member since: Sep 24, 2014

apple is technically dead

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30907; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lmao at that one. Did you do your research, or are you seeking green thumbs?

34. gagakiller

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

The iHaters will never stop,, feels like all android fans here are less than 15 year old kids,, if you read android-related news,, you'll notice that apple fans won't jump there and start bashing android,, because we are happy with our iphones and I don't really know what's the point if your OS is the best.. Just buy whatever you want and STFU

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 30907; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said, just a bunch of childish idiots.

73. T.Law

Posts: 423; Member since: May 10, 2014

Haha, you just described yourself in that comment.

40. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

" if you read android-related news,, you'll notice that apple fans won't jump there and start bashing android" How big is that cave you're living in?

41. gagakiller

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

Your name explains exactly what i said, so i will not argue with a kid

45. darkkjedii

Posts: 30907; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said.

65. Cicero

Posts: 1108; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

You got a dark servant! Follow papaalikdark and see your statement don't stand.

35. tyson3

Posts: 59; Member since: May 15, 2012

Why even post if you don't have an iPhone! Makes no sense to me to get on a website and downplay a company that makes that kind of money! If Apple is so bad why do they continue to sell the most! I haven't had an issue with my phone at all and the updates have been smooth! I stopped buying Samsung bc the updates take forever and when you finally get it the newest. Software is coming out!

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 30907; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

They've nothing better to do.

66. Cicero

Posts: 1108; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Do you?

74. DaviAwesome

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 19, 2014

You definitely don't.

39. flipjzn

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Every anti-apple people care about iOS8.1 release and the bugs but I had a buggy Samsung Galaxy S4 mini that never got Kitkat for almost a year until I gave it away.

43. sachouba

Posts: 264; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

"iOS 8.1 launches on Monday; here is what you should expect" Maybe a smartphone which actually works ?

51. AlikMalix unregistered

Wait, my iPhone doesn't work right now? Well I was fooled... Gonna go buy an Android...

47. raza972area

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 02, 2014

I Love My Iphone 6. Hardly have any issues with my IOS 8. My bluetooth pairs fine with my Z. Lucky me.

48. AlikMalix unregistered

iOS 7: - iPhone 5, iPhone 5s (came with it), iPad 3 all work great - no issues.. no battery issues iOS 7.x.x (ALL) - iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPad 3 all worked great - no issues.. no battery issues + fingerprint now works much faster, siri added more features, etc. etc. iOS 8 - iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPad 3 all work great - siri absolutely taken off and some features I liked on Google now (like always listening, and text write out as you speak) and others have been added. Siri is now quicker, and even more featured. battery improvment on iPad and iPhone 5. No issues on all devices iOS8.0.1 - iPhone 5 no issues, not even the one that supposedly disabled cellular and data (iPhone 5 still running on 8.0.1 today) iPhone 5s - never got to update to 8.0.1 because 8.0.2 came out couple days later and I missed the window to try 8.0.1 - yeah that was quick) iPad was also updated from 8.0 to 8.0.2 - like I said the window for 8.0.1 thru 8.0.2 was really quick. iOS 8.0.2 - iPad 3 running 8.0.2 today - no issues, some menu transitions are tweaked to animate faster (noticable), battery runs great - like new. iPhone 5s - battery improvement now lasts 2 days on easy usage, but it's rare, I play RR3, BioShock, and Respawnables way too often thru the day.. and editing "how to" videos for youtube (this week: how to remove phone module and bypass it with a fiber-optic loop to avoid MMI freezing sometimes in AUDI A6 4.2 Quattro - the BEAST) - NO ISSUES, and as you can see - I'm a heavy user. I can believe that some people have issues with certain updates, I just think percentage wise is low, but due to iPhone popularity the issues are reported by EVERYONE unlike some Android Devices and thus seem huge in the public eye. Android phones do have many issues with battery, lagginess (try opening photos on android - they load one by one on many phones), data disappearing, UI bugs, etc., BUT less Android people notice these issues because a single Android phone isn't sold by tens of millions a week so issues are all over the place - its difficult to single an issue out even if it's huge so they just dont get reported on a wide scale like Apple - because no one really cares about those 2 people... My point is: in general iOS and iDevices just work - and for 95% still just work. Some have issues, yes, but just because a few have issues doesnt mean the entire platform is experiencing the same issues. This is objective I know, but in my experience iPhones more capable in many areas than android phones - specially when it comes to productivity. Android phones do have some shortcuts or different ways of getting things done, but many things are also hindered on many androids due to lack of updates, smoothness, or the plethora of functions/features that someone has to shuffle thru to find what they need - it's not a bad or good thing - it's a different approach. Example: iOS does not have file manager - Android does. But iOS has iCloud Drive that is...

49. AlikMalix unregistered

....that is more accessable universally than having a file manager on mobile. So in Android you find a file and you open it in an app - on iOS you find an App and open a file in it - different strokes - the beauty on iOS is if I'm editing a movie on iMovie for example - I can litterally pick up an iPad and continue there if - the file is automatically dropped on iCloud Drive. Why do people call iPhones Useless is beyond me.. I have ran similar tasks with my Android Fan buddy - and he's making more taps, and going thru more menus to do what I can do simply... And dont forget, that if iOS user prefers to do it GOOGLE WAY - tada! they can - somehow it's just more flexable than Android in that way, too...

50. AlikMalix unregistered

Just realized my rant was not about the update coming, but I went on about iOS usability.... sorry... but I still stand that so far - I had no issues with any update, (others may), but not my 3 devices. (not even my old 3GS for 4.5 years - iOS3,4,5,6,6.x.x up to 4 weeks before iOS7) no issues. It loaded new graphical intensive apps and games a bit longer - but transitions were smooth, apps worked, and battery lasted full days and some more based on usage. And that's why I stay with iOS, little bugs that may happen - happen on Android as well - but usability and functionality is best with iOS for me.

67. Cicero

Posts: 1108; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Take care with that 3GS. Mine just explode after a battery inflate. Shelved.

68. AlikMalix unregistered

when I was ready to buy iPhone 5s best buy paid me $100 for my iPhone 3GS (a 4.5 year old iPhone).

61. CellPhonesExpert

Posts: 45; Member since: Oct 10, 2014

Why are android users so insecure? Apple owners are busy enjoying their devices and lives while fandroids are constantly running around message boards and comment sections, needing to tell convince everyone why their devices are better. Its like they are trying to earn approval . its sad...
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