Apple with the build number of 12B401, released iOS 8.1 beta 1 download for developers iPhone, iPad and iPod touch and now available directly for registered devs, and is likely an update which includes support for Apple Pay and other bug fixes.
Earlier in our post, we mentioned about Apple is already working on iOS 8.1, 8.2 and iOS 8.3 and now finally got the iOS 8.1 b1 version. Apple could be revamping up its release schedule with iOS 8, and with the beta 1 of iOS 8.1, the company may instead offer several semi-major updates through the life cycle of its mobile OS software.
Finally, we now have more evidence of this transition with the seeding of iOS 8 Beta 1 to developers. Apple however introduced a boatload of features with the iOS 8 update and with this new iOS 8.1 beta 1, the process of amending these issues and bringing the software up to scratch has already commenced.
It’s the first beta that carries the number 12B401 – packed to the gills with bug fixes and tweaks to features that waren’t quite ready for the official iOS 8.0 launch. HealthKit, for instance, has yet to really take off despite billed as a maquee implementation, but with the iOS 8.1 beta 1 changelog, the HealthKit data should function as expected, allowing the third-party developers to finally utilize Apple’s native infrastructure for gathering this info.
While issues relating to Mail, Notification Center and Photos have also been taken care of, alongside fixes relate to 3rd-party keyboards as well. When iOS 8.1 will roll out to the public is unknown for now.
iOS 8.1 beta 1 will be only available to those subbed to Apple’s Developer Program, which costs $99 per year. Stay tuned to Grabi.org, for further information regarding iOS 8.1 betas and the changes Apple is working on.
Developers can download the latest build via Apple’s Developer Portal.
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