Apple has just released the second beta version of iOS 8.1 for developers. It can be downloaded from the developer center or over-the-air if you have the first beta installed.
The second beta version arrives a little more than a week after the first edition landed in late September.
The major addition in iOS 8.1 looks to be Apple Pay, which can be used by the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Apple’s mobile payment system is rumored to launch on Monday, Oct. 20.
Also found in the first beta were specific references to a Touch ID sensor on an iPad. That suggests that the “iPad Air 2″ will indeed offer the biometric capability. Apple is expected to introduce the next-generation iPad Air, iPad mini, and more at a media event next week – Thursday, Oct. 16.
We’ll let you know if we find anything new in iOS 8.1 beta 2.