Apple rolls out iOS 8.1

Apple today released iOS 8.1, the first major update to iOS 8. In addition to various bug fixes, iOS 8.1 provides access to several Continuity features. OS X users who've upgraded to Yosemite will now be able to receive SMS and MMS messages on their Mac, and instantly turn on an iPhone's hotspot functionality when Wi-Fi is unavailable.

The Camera Roll has made its return in iOS 8.1, following user complaints. iCloud Photo Library has also been made available as a public beta, and will sync and store all of a user's photos and videos across their Apple devices.

iOS 8.1 has also enabled Apple Pay for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users in the United States, but Australians will have to wait until the service launches locally. Apple Pay is expected to launch in Australia in 2015.

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