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Apple releases iOS 8.1 update and Apple Pay

Apple offers its users new opportunities in the form of iPhone connection with a tablet or a computer to send SMS or MMS. This feature is available for the iOS 8.1 update users.

Apple releases iOS 8.1 update and Apple Pay

It takes about two hundred megabytes of free space to install this update. In addition, Apple has released a new payment system called Apple Pay. It is supported by a large number of retailers, MasterCard, Visa and American Express.

The owners of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones running iOS 8.1 update will be able to check out the new payment system.

The update will allow users to both receive and send SMS and MMS messages, subject to smartphone's integration with Mac and iPad. All you need is internet connection. Apple has also added new features. For example, in the keyboard settings there appeared another voice commander apart from Siri.

It is to be recalled that Apple has announced a new payment system Apple Pay in early September. At the moment, it works only in the United States. So far, the company does not provide information about when the system will be available in other countries.

As it became known, about 220 thousands of real stores, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, as well as many popular applications became the partners of the new payment system. The following year, about 500 banks operating in the United States will join the system too.