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Apple Seeds Third iOS 8.2 Beta to Developers

Apple today seeded the third beta of iOS 8.2 to developers, just over a week after seeding the second beta and one month after releasing the first iOS 8.2 beta.

The beta, Build 12D5452a, is available immediately to registered developers as an over-the-air update and it can also be downloaded from the iOS Developer Center. Today's update also includes Xcode 6.2 beta 3 with WatchKit.

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According to the release notes, iOS 8 beta 3 fixes several bugs including an issue that caused opening Messages conversations to take a long time and a missing emoji button in iOS Simulator. It also includes two fixes for WKInterfaceController methods: openParentApplication:reply: now launches the containing app in the background when the iPhone (or iOS Simulator) is unlocked or locked and presentTextInputControllerWithSuggestions:completion: is now fully supported in iOS Simulator.

iOS 8.2 includes the WatchKit SDK, allowing developers to create apps, Glances, and notifications for Apple's upcoming wearable device ahead of its 2015 launch. The first iOS 8.2 beta, with WatchKit SDK and developer documentation, revealed several new details about the Apple Watch, including its heavy reliance on the iPhone and the different types of content developers can create for the device.

Update: It appears the latest beta reintroduces blood glucose tracking in the Health app and adds new descriptions for various Health app features.

Tag: iOS 8.2


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20 months ago

This 8.2 is going to be more on par with last years "7.1". This years 8.1 was basically like a 8.0.3. Can't wait to see all the features of iOS 8 without any major glitches/problems. That's when we will love it! For now it's not there yet.


You have no idea how much I'm hoping this is the case with 8.2.
Rating: 13 Votes
20 months ago
I agree ^. Apple's bug squashing has become a joke with iOS and I'm starting to think that Scott Forstall leaving was the beginning of the worst of it.
Rating: 12 Votes
20 months ago

Still there, as well as all other known bugs. A clear focus is Watch, with everything else getting a major backseat.


That's what I've noticed recently. Apple's quality control has definitely declined since about last year. So many small bugs and sloppiness that take away from the overall experience.
Rating: 8 Votes
20 months ago
Please let this make iPad Air as smooth on iOS 8 as it is on iOS 7.1.2.
Rating: 6 Votes
20 months ago

I agree ^. Apple's bug squashing has become a joke with iOS and I'm starting to think that Scott Forstall leaving was the beginning of the worst of it.


Apple just seems to be missing a mark. To me, the shortcoming that they have right now is in the lack of quality control. The good part is that this is something that could easily be corrected. It's just that they don't seem to care at this point.
Rating: 6 Votes
20 months ago

Clean install?


No. Restore from iTunes backup (on my Mac). I just don't get why a clean install is even considered a solution. Shouldn't it "just work"? Clean install or not? Don't remember iOS 6 EVER rebooting on iPad.
Rating: 5 Votes
20 months ago
I really don't understand why Apple continues to simply ignore the huge keyboard issues. These aren't even related entirely to 3rd party keyboards. In Messages if I try to take a picture rather than use one I already have the keyboard won't dismiss so it's impossible to actually see anything.
Rating: 5 Votes
20 months ago
I'm getting 15+ hours of battery life.
Rating: 5 Votes
20 months ago
Frustration

I'm not a developer, so I can't be sure....but damn it must be frustrating, especially this far into IOS8, to get early access to a version, report the bugs........and then see it released with alot of the same bugs.

I just want my screen to rotate properly and have my standard issue keyboard not lock up when going from portrait to landscape.
Rating: 4 Votes
20 months ago
Oh, yeah, about time they got around to fixing that "...missing emoji button in iOS Simulator." ... rolling eyes.
Rating: 4 Votes

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