Apple releases iOS 8.1: Here's Apple Pay, Continuity, and more!

Apple has released iOS 8.1, which adds important new features, including Apple Pay. You can update your device either over the air or through iTunes.

Apple Pay will allow iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners pay securely using their phones at participating retailers. Additionally, some merchant apps will allow you to pay for goods and services using Apple Pay.

iOS 8.1 will also see the beta of iCloud Photo Library become available for all users. iCloud Photo Library syncs your photos across all of your devices, and uses you iCloud Drive storage space. Those users that have been missing their Camera Roll will be happy to find that it has made a return with iOS 8.1.

SMS relay, which allows you to view your iPhone's standard SMS and MMS messages on your iPad or Mac, will also be available with iOS 8.1.

Have you updated to iOS 8.1 yet, and if so, what do you think? Let us know below in the comments.

Joseph Keller

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.