iOS 8.1 Beta Shows Apple Pay Settings, Potential iPad Touch ID


You won't be using Apple Pay on your iPhone 6 until some time in October, but an early look at iOS 8.1 provides a quick look at how the upcoming mobile payment system might be configured. Developer Hamza Sood tweeted some interesting findings from his time with the iOS 8.1 beta, which includes an Apple Pay settings menu, as well as potential code for a Touch ID-enabled iPad.


Based on a screenshot posted by Sood, you'll be able to manage Apple Pay in the Passbook settings menu. The menu has an 'Add Credit or Debit Card' option, as well as a 'Transaction Defaults' sub-menu that lets you pick a default card and set your billing address, shipping address, email address and phone number.


MORE: iOS 8 Review


Sood also posted Apple's 'About Apple Pay & Privacy' disclaimer, which notes that your credit or debit card number, billing address, iTunes account information and location may be sent to Apple to 'determine the eligibility of your card, for fraud detection purposed and to facilitate your use of the Apple Pay feature.'


The iOS 8 Apple Pay menu looks fairly standard, but what's more interesting is what Sood found within the software's code. One specific string contains the text 'Pay with iPad using Touch ID. With Apple Pay, you no longer need to type card numbers and shipping information.'


The next iPad has been long rumored to sport a Touch ID fingerprint reader, in addition to the iPhone 6's faster A8 processor and a sharper iSight camera. The purported iPad Air 2 is also rumored to launch in October, which would coincide nicely with the debut of Apple Pay and, presumably, the launch of iOS 8.1.


Sources: AppleInsider , Hamza Sood Mike Andronico is an Associate Editor at Tom's Guide. Follow Mike @MikeAndronico and on Google+ . Follow us @TomsGuide , on Facebook and on Google+


You won't be using Apple Pay on your iPhone 6 until some time in October, but an early look at iOS 8.1 provides a quick look at how the upcoming mobile payment system might be configured. Developer tweeted some interesting findings from his time with the iOS 8.1 beta, which includes an Apple Pay settings menu, as well as potential code for a Touch ID-enabled iPad.


Based on a screenshot posted by Sood, you'll be able to manage Apple Pay in the Passbook settings menu. The menu has an 'Add Credit or Debit Card' option, as well as a 'Transaction Defaults' sub-menu that lets you pick a default card and set your billing address, shipping address, email address and phone number.


MORE: iOS 8 Review


Sood also posted Apple's 'About Apple Pay & Privacy' disclaimer, which notes that your credit or debit card number, billing address, iTunes account information and location may be sent to Apple to 'determine the eligibility of your card, for fraud detection purposed and to facilitate your use of the Apple Pay feature.'


The iOS 8 Apple Pay menu looks fairly standard, but what's more interesting is what Sood within the software's code. One specific string contains the text 'Pay with iPad using Touch ID. With Apple Pay, you no longer need to type card numbers and shipping information.'


The next iPad has been long rumored to sport a Touch ID fingerprint reader, in addition to the iPhone 6's faster A8 processor and a sharper iSight camera. The purported iPad Air 2 is also rumored to launch in October, which would coincide nicely with the debut of Apple Pay and, presumably, the launch of iOS 8.1.


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