Following up on the unfortunate iOS 8.0.1 snafu, Apple has quietly released the first beta of iOS 8.1 to developers. There’s no official change log just yet, so it isn’t entirely clear what we can expect in terms of features from an end-user perspective. However, we can expect it to iron out more kinks as Apple works toward later iOS 8 releases.
MacRumors notes that Apple Pay, which is expected to be available this October, might be included with the release. Beyond that, the usual bug fixes and enhancements are likely in tow, making for what we’d hope will be a smoother iOS 8 experience. Apple Pay is obviously a big part of Apple’s mobile future, so we’ll see how its new initiative turns out when it’s finally made available.
In addition to iOS 8.1 beta, Apple also released a new Apple TV beta and Xcode 6.1 beta 3.