Apple Seeds Fourth iOS 8.2 Beta to Developers

Apple today seeded the fourth beta of iOS 8.2 to developers, nearly a month after seeding the third beta and more than two months after releasing the first iOS 8.2 beta.

The beta, build 12D5461b, 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 4 with WatchKit.

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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.

The iOS 8.2 update has been widely expected to be released in conjunction with the launch of the Apple Watch and the fourth iOS 8.2 beta adds new evidence to support that theory.

In the Bluetooth section of the Settings menu on the iPhone, there’s now a mention of the Apple Watch, advising users to open the "Apple Watch app" to pair an iPhone with an Apple Watch. The Apple Watch iPhone app will likely be used to allow Apple Watch wearers to control settings on the device from their iPhones.

Along with iOS 8.2, Apple is also working on a minor iOS 8.1.3 update which is in testing and could come later this week.

Tag: iOS 8.2
Related Forum: iOS 8

Top Rated Comments

Planey28 Avatar
96 months ago
Hmmm…I wonder if the Apple Watch app will come pre-installed? Some people aren't going to be happy about yet another app they have to put in a folder. For me it's a small annoyance but I'm still not sure why we can't turn off apps we don't use—especially ones that aren't critical to the system.

This is something that needs to be added in iOS 9 - there's a ridiculous amount of built in apps now, its akin to bloatware.
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Sirious Avatar
96 months ago
"Early 2015" can't get here soon enough :p
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bushido Avatar
96 months ago
more crap i cant delete? i dont get why things like Podcasts, iBooks etc have to be preinstalled. it would be so much easier to just have them on the welcome screen when you open the App Store for the first time, just like iWork Apps. besides they could be updated whenever instead of waiting on an iOS update
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Daiphoneboss Avatar
96 months ago
So far my third party keyboard hasn't crashed...

Interesting, keep us posted on this
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Jessica Lares Avatar
96 months ago
So far my third party keyboard hasn't crashed...
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
NMBob Avatar
96 months ago
I wonder how much more storage 8.2 will take up?
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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