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.

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Top Rated Comments

rmadera Avatar
125 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.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
kolax Avatar
125 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.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rmadera Avatar
125 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.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rmadera Avatar
125 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.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RebornProphet Avatar
125 months ago
Please let this make iPad Air as smooth on iOS 8 as it is on iOS 7.1.2.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
_Refurbished_ Avatar
125 months ago
I'm getting 15+ hours of battery life.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)