Apple has just released iOS 8.1.1 (Build:12B432) to registered developers of the iOS developer program.
iOS 8 was publicly released on September 17th, followed by iOS 8.0.1 which was pulled following “No Service” reports. Apple later released iOS 8.0.2 on September 26th, which included a number of bug fixes and improvements.
Apple released iOS 8.1, which enabled Apple Pay, Apple’s NFC-based mobile payment solution on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and also included several improvements and bug fixes.
iOS 8.1.1 is compatible with iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad 2, iPad (third-generation), iPad (fourth-generation), iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad mini with Retina display and iPod touch (fifth-generation).
Please find the direct download links for iOS 8.1.1 beta (for registered developers of the iOS Developer program):
- iPad Air 2 (Model A1566)
- iPad Air 2 (Model A1567)
- iPad mini 3 (Model A1599)
- iPad mini 3 (Model A1600)
- iPad mini 3 (Model A1601)
- iPad Air (Model A1474)
- iPad Air (Model A1475)
- iPad Air (Model A1476)
- iPad mini 2 (Model A1489)
- iPad mini 2 (Model A1490)
- iPad mini 2 (Model A1491)
- iPad (4th generation Model A1458)
- iPad (4th generation Model A1459)
- iPad (4th generation Model A1460)
- iPad mini (Model A1432)
- iPad mini (Model A1454)
- iPad mini (Model A1455)
- iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation)
- iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for ATT)
- iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (model for Verizon)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi (Rev A)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (GSM)
- iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G (CDMA)
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 5s (Model A1453, A1533)
- iPhone 5s (Model A1457, A1518, A1528, A1530)
- iPhone 5c (Model A1456, A1532)
- iPhone 5c (Model A1507, A1516, A1526, A1529)
- iPhone 5 (Model A1428)
- iPhone 5 (Model A1429)
- iPhone 4s
It is quite rare to see Apple releasing a minor update to developers. It remains to be seen if Apple has patched the vulnerability that was used in the Pangu iOS 8 – iOS 8.1 jailbreak. We’ll let you know as soon as we’ve any updates. Don’t forget to join our Facebook Fan page, follow us on Twitter, add us to your circles on Google+, subscribe to our RSS feed or our Daily Newsletter.
Apple is also internally testing iOS 8.2 and iOS 8.3, which will most likely be released next year.
According to the release notes iOS 8.1.1 includes performance improvements for iPad 2 and iPhone 4s (Thanks Joao for the tip!):
This release includes bug fixes, increased stability and performance improvements for iPad 2 and iPhone 4s.
Let us know if you’ve found any new features or changes in iOS 8.1.1 beta in the comments or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.