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iOS 8.1 to bring Apple Pay and iCloud photo library while restoring Camera Roll

Apple has only just released its iOS firmware 26 days ago, but its already working on the first update to its newest OS. According to Craig Federighi who is the Vice President of software engineering at Apple, iOS has already got a 48% installed base on all active iOS devices, making it the fastest adopted iOS update ever. On Monday, the tech giant would release iOS 8.1 to consolidate on the success of its initial release.

Federighi has said that the changed brought about in iOS 8.1 have been borne from the user feedback about iOS 8. This means that Camera Roll makes a welcome return after mysteriously disappearing in iOS 8. The update also paves the way of Apple's iPay, the NFC-based mobile payment system that will be available starting October 20. The new update also brings about the public beta of the heavily teased iCloud public library, It's supposed to allow users to store all photos and videos from all their devices on iCloud in their original format and resolution.

The iCloud will provide 5 GB of complimentary storage. Additional storage is available to be purchased, starting at 20 GB for 0.99$ a month. 200 GB is available for 3.99$ a month, with the tiers going all the way up to 1 TB.

Apple had a rough time with its mobile releases this year, including the much publicised update process for iOS 8.0.1. So hopefully the update process for iOS would go a lot smoother.


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