In mid-September it was revealed that the Continuity featured tied to SMS Forwarding would be “delayed” until October. The reason was pretty obvious: a lack of OS X Yosemite for public consumption.
Now, a new report published by 9to5Mac has seemingly confirmed that not only will OS X Yosemite launch in October, but so will iOS 8.1. Which seems to be part of the norm, these days, with plenty of rumors suggesting that OS X Yosemite will launch before November rolls around. In this latest report, the SMS Forwarding feature that was left out of the initial launch of iOS 8, because it had no reason to be there, has been been found within the iOS 8.1 developer beta, which was released on September, 29.
With the feature, which is part of the Continuity family of features tied to OS X Yosemite and iOS 8, a user can pair their iPhone running iOS 8.1 to their Mac running OS X Yosemite, and see their messages forwarded to their Mac, to then be interacted with accordingly. Of course, that means you’ll need the GM release of OS X Yosemite, and the developer beta for iOS 8.1, and as usual those things should be downloaded with extreme caution on personal devices (or not at all).
To access the feature, one will simply just have to log into the same iCloud account that’s on both devices, and the messages should become available across devices.
On Wednesday, October 1, a rumor cropped up that iOS 8.1 will launch on October 20 and will introduce Apple Pay to the public as well.[via 9to5Mac]