iOS 8.1 is here, and with it comes a whole bunch of new features. In the Getty image above, you can see a new iPad running iOS 8.1. The following screenshots will walk you through what's new in iOS 8.1. iOS 8.1 debuted on October 20. As of about 1 pm Eastern time, iOS 8.1 is live and ready for you to update on your iPhone, iPad, or other iOS device. The biggest feature in this update is Apple Pay. Other Apple devices can use Apple Pay to complete payments within participating apps. That means you can use an iPhone 5s, the new iPad Mini 3 or the new iPad Air 2 to pay for things in an app using Apple Pay. Other new features in iOS 8.1 include SMS Relay and Instant Hotspot. iOS 8.1 makes great use of the Continuity features that enhance productivity between iOs devices and Macs running OS X Yosemite. Starting October 20, you can use your new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus to pay for purchases at participating retailers.
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