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iOS 8.1.1 has been released to testers – here are the biggest changes

iOS 8.1.1 Beta 1 Released

Apple is not done releasing iOS 8 updates, as the company has seeded the first iOS 8.1.1 beta to developers. Following the initial iOS 8 release, Apple came up with two quick updates with fixes and improvements, including iOS 8.0.1 and iOS 8.0.2 (which was supposed to fix issues caused by iOS 8.0.1). Apple then released iOS 8.1, a major update for iOS 8 that also brought users several bug fixes, but also several new features, including Apple Pay support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and SMS Continuity support.

FROM EARLIER: How to fix the worst bugs in iOS 8.1

As 9to5Mac reports, iOS 8.1.1 isn’t supposed to be a major update for iOS 8 — Apple is said to be working on a couple of bigger updates including iOS 8.2 and iOS 8.3 — though it will to bring improved performance to older devices that run iOS 8.

Many iPhone 4s and iPad 2 owners complained about performance issues after upgrading to iOS 8, and it looks like Apple is eager to fix the problems. “This release includes bug fixes, increases stability and performance for iPad and iPhone 4s,” the release notes from iOS 8.1.1 beta 1 reveal.

Considering Apple has already released a first beta of iOS 8.1.1 to developers (build 12B432), it wouldn’t be surprising to see it officially roll out to supported iOS 8 devices in the near future.

Apple also seeded an Apple TV beta update to developers, along with an OS X Yosemite 10.10.1 beta.

Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.