iOS 8.1 beta 1 Fixes/Changes/Improvements

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batting1000

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iOS 8.1 beta 1 is out now.

Build number: 12B401

This thread is a wiki so anyone can edit this post in add in anything new and/or fixed in this beta.

New features/Changes/Improvements:
  • Larger app icons in widget edit mode
  • New iBooks icon
  • New ‘Enable Dictation toggle’ in Settings > General > Keyboards
  • "Recently Added" in Photos.app replaced with iOS 7 style Camera Roll
  • Slightly tweaked UI for third party app settings in the Settings App
  • My Photo Stream folder is back
  • Improvements to Map POIs and Live Traffic
  • The blue dot on recently updated apps is a little darker
  • Third-party keyboards work with Guided Access enabled
  • SMS Relay now works with iPad
  • Apple Pay settings hidden, but available
  • References/Support for Touch ID on iPad
  • "Traffic" location in system services renamed to "Routing & Traffic"
  • Reachability is now a bit quicker to reach the "midway point" of the screen
  • Asking Siri to "Show credit cards" takes you to the Passbook application in conjunction with ApplePay.
  • Fixes camera quick access on the lock screen
  • Siri now has a Bluetooth icon on the bottom right hand corner
  • Text Message Forwarding sending confirmation number to OS X Messages App


Bug Fixes:
iOS 8.1 Release Notes
 
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0000757

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Even if Apple Pay is enabled, I don't think it'll be actually usable until the POS systems support it?

I don't quite know how POS systems work (never been a cashier), but i've noticed some stations say what apps they support while others simply work with any kind of contact payment. Meanwhile some places, like Best Buy, said they won't use Apple Pay, but I know that they have NFC payment available.

Someone's who's more versed in this, can you just start using Apple Pay at any vendor that supports tap to pay, or will they actually have to have their POS system support Apple Pay?
 

phillies262834

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Even if Apple Pay is enabled, I don't think it'll be actually usable until the POS systems support it?

I don't quite know how POS systems work (never been a cashier), but i've noticed some stations say what apps they support while others simply work with any kind of contact payment. Meanwhile some places, like Best Buy, said they won't use Apple Pay, but I know that they have NFC payment available.

Someone's who's more versed in this, can you just start using Apple Pay at any vendor that supports tap to pay, or will they actually have to have their POS system support Apple Pay?
From what I've heard, it will work with any register that accepts payments from the chips in some credit cards.
 

goMac

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I don't quite know how POS systems work (never been a cashier), but i've noticed some stations say what apps they support while others simply work with any kind of contact payment. Meanwhile some places, like Best Buy, said they won't use Apple Pay, but I know that they have NFC payment available.
Best Buy has stopped taking contactless, which is why they are saying they are not compatible. Even if the readers are there they've disabled the capability.
 

hansenc

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FYI, dont forget to register your new iphone 6 in the dev account. dont make the same mistake i did :(
 

shan916

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that was supported on them since beta
Hmm... Maybe it's the wording in the release notes:

Phone
Note
To activate Wi-Fi Calling functionality for T-Mobile (U.S. only), follow these steps:

Go to Settings > Phone > Wi-Fi Calling.
Toggle the Wi-Fi Calling switch to ON.
If the carrier does not have the user’s registered emergency address, you will be asked to add it before the feature is activated.
 

Porsupah

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Just installed on both the iPhone 5s and iPad Air - I'm hoping they may've nailed the 5GHz WiFi issue, though the release notes didn't seem to make any note of that.

(Edit: nope, failed after a little while on 5GHz. Back to 2.4, for now)
 
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bartonjd

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Please do, I think we would all like to hear if Apple Pay is enabled! :D
(Even if apple doesnt have the service turned on, it would be fun to play with)
 

shan916

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Please do, I think we would all like to hear if Apple Pay is enabled! :D
(Even if apple doesnt have the service turned on, it would be fun to play with)
Feeling the same way:D
A little afraid to update right now after 8.0.1 UpdateGate
 

Yun0

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Please do, I think we would all like to hear if Apple Pay is enabled! :D
(Even if apple doesnt have the service turned on, it would be fun to play with)
as well as all the threads that will appear about "apple stealing my credit card info, tracking this tracking that about me bla bla":cool:
 
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