iOS 8.1 To Include Apple Pay, Sources Confirm The Release Date

Apple in its first off showcased iOS 8 at this year’s WWDC developer event back in June, which wasn’t rolled out until September’s iPhone 6 launch. Then, it got its first glimpse of new integrated, contact-less payment system dubbed Apple Pay. Alongside Apple Watch and many other aspects that were highly-anticipated by the iPhone and iPad fans. According to this new report, the Mac maker is right on schedule to release Apple Pay out with iOS 8, with the same source also offering a firm (official) date on the release.

Apple-Pay-main-grabiThe Bank Innovation – one of the multiple sources close to Apple, learned that iOS 8.1 will get Apple Pay, and the current expected timeline for the public roll out is scheduled for October 20. And among a number of other enhancements, will be focused on getting Apple Pay up and running. Both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus integrated with NFC radios especially for this feature, and with Apple Watch also set to be kitted out with the system when it debuts early next year.

Although, it is critical that Apple get introduces Apple Pay with as few issues as possible. Unlike the iOS 7.1, the iOS 8.1 is going to be dropping just five weeks after that initial roll-out, and from what we’ve heard, iOS 8.2 and iOS 8.3 already in line.

On Monday, the October 20th – it is reckoned that Apple will hold its second major event in as many months to showcase its new iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display. Both of which are expected to pack Apple’s A8 processor as well as Touch ID, and also be offered in a Gold color variant. If it’s the official launch date for the iPads, October tend to go hand in hand – there may be quite a bit more exited on the agenda.

iOS 8 -Apple-Pay-1OS X 10.10 Yosemite just hit Gold Master, and should also be launched on one of those two days alongside with the notion of a 5K Retina iMac and new Mac mini as well. October is however shaping up to be quite a busy one as far as Apple is concerned, also HTC, Google, Motorola and Samsung all set their plans for new iterations in October.

(Source: BankInnovation)

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