Still no good news for Bluetooth MFi controller owners
The first major update for iOS 8 is here: 8.1 is now officially available for all devices capable of running iOS 8.
8.1 brings Apple Pay, allowing owners of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus I use their devices as virtual credit cards both in-store and online. In addition to bringing added convenience, there are many security improvements inherent in this approach.
For gaming, the news isn’t so good. The horrible Bluetooth disconnects associated with MFi controllers on previous versions of iOS 8 still remain. In addition, 8.1 fixes the loophole that allowed GBA4iOS to run, meaning no more emulation - at least not GBA emulation - without a developer account.
Users with iOS 8 will probably want to upgrade to iOS 8.1 anyways, as the stability fixes are probably worth it. Users of iOS 7 with Bluetooth MFi controllers are advised to steer clear, at least for now. The experience of using them on iOS 8 is not pleasant.