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Apple Pay setup screens found hidden in iOS 8.1 beta 2

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Photo: Apple
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Within hours of Apple seeding its second iOS 8.1 beta to developers, dev Hamza Sood has discovered several pertinent pieces of information related to Apple Pay — including the setup screen within the Passbook app, the setup screen in the iOS 8.1 setup, and the setup screen on the iPad.

Sood previously discovered references to Apple Pay in the first iOS 8.1 beta.

iOS 8.1 blocks ‘date trick’ loophole that allows emulators on iPhone and iPad

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Playing Pokemon on iPhone 6 Plus using GBA4iOS. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac
Playing Pokemon on iPhone 6 Plus using GBA4iOS. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Mac

A neat trick that allows old console emulators and other unapproved apps to be installed on iOS devices without jailbreaking is set to be wiped out with iOS 8.1. Apple has finally taken action against the “date trick” many users have long been taking advantage of, and it’s going to make playing your favorite SNES and Game Boy games much harder.

Apple Pay might launch on October 20th with iOS 8.1

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Apple’s first major iOS 8 seeded to developers this week contained clues that Apple Pay is nearly ready for launch, and according to a report from Bank Innovation, we won’t have to wait much longer to replace our wallets with the new mobile payments solution.

The finishing touches are still being made to the security features in Apple Pay, but the report claims that the official release is tentatively scheduled for the third monday of October.