iOS 8.1 code reveals details on TouchID for iPad and Apple Pay settings

iOS 8 hasn’t actually had a great time during the roll-out period, but reports from Mac Rumours indicate that iOS 8.1 might be on the way fairly soon. It also claims that the developer release contains information for Apple Pay, due for US release in October, and TouchID systems for the iPad.

The code seems to include a new settings menu to manage the credit and debit cards linked to Apple Pay, as well as the default card and user details like address, email, and phone numbers. There’s also a disclaimer stating that card and device information may be sent back to Apple.

The code also makes reference to TouchID for iPaid, stating: Pay with iPad using Touch ID. With Apple Pay, you no longer need to type card numbers and shipping information.

Not only does this indicate that the iPad might well be coming with TouchID, it would also make sense that it would have NFC connectivity for the payments to be made in the first place. Then again it might just be for purchases online or in iTunes.

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Tom Pritchard