iOS 8.0.3 update? Nope. iOS 8.1 release date official with Apple Pay


The bad news: there will be no iOS 8.0.3 update. The good news: that’s because Apple has set the iOS 8.1 release date and it’ll deliver a far greater set of new features and bug fixes. Chief among them is Apple Pay, as Apple has made good on its promise to deliver near-field NFC mobile payments to its latest iPhones. Also making an appearance, or a reappearance, is previous feature Camera Roll after users complained of its disappearance with the 8.0 release.

The iOS 8.1 update will be compatible with all of the various iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices including the new iPad models introduced at today’s event. It will be released as a free software update. Apple released iOS 8.0 last month alongside the rollout of its new iPhone hardware, and the new system software has been generally well received though a minority of users have complained of off bugs including a bluetooth issue among others. The 8.1 update should fix those bugs accordingly.

Apple has set the iOS 8.1 release date for October 20th, meaning users will only have to wait a few days to get their hands on it. It is recommended that users back up their device and their multimedia to either a computer or to iCloud before installing the update.