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Apple issues first iOS 8.1, Apple TV and Xcode 6.1 betas to developers

Following last week's two iOS 8 bug fixes, Apple on Monday seeded the first beta of the iOS 8.1 maintenance update to developers, potentially with assets to enable Apple Pay mobile payments service.




While it has not been confirmed, the latest iOS 8.1 beta seed, build 12B401, could be in preparation for Apple's upcoming Apple Pay launch scheduled for October.

Alongside iOS 8.1, Apple also seeded a new Apple TV software beta with support for Family Sharing and assets for testing AirPlay and HomeKit.

Finally, Xcode 6.1 beta 3 includes the Xcode IDE, iOS Simulator and all required tools and frameworks for building OS X and iOS apps, according to Apple's release notes.

Developers can download the latest build via Apple's Developer Portal.