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Apple iOS 8: What's new and impressive (pictures)

Say hello to Apple's revamped iOS 8 mobile software, which boasts a wide array of updates and enhanced features and debuts on the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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The software behind Apple's new iPhones

iOS 8 will ship on the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus starting September 19.

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Apple Health

The Apple Health app will bring strong fitness and activity tracking.

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Apple Pay

Apple Pay brings mobile payments to iOS 8 and the iPhone 6.

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NFC is inside

NFC (Near Field Communication), once found only in Android flagship phones, has arrived on the iPhone 6 and is powered by iOS 8.

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A digital credit card

Apple Pay will try its hardest to become a digital substitute for your plastic credit card.

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Chase is on board Apple Pay

Chase Bank is one of the Apple Pay app's many partners.

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Apple Pay arrives October 2014

The Apple Pay app is scheduled to arrive on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in October of 2014.

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Apple Pay's partners

The list of Apple Pay partners includes big names such as Target, Disney, MLB, Panera Bread, and Starbucks.

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