iOS 8.2 Could See Public Release Next Week, Two More Betas of iOS 8.3 to Come

ios_8_iconApple may be planning to release iOS 8.2 to the public as early as next Monday, reports BGR. iOS 8.2 has been in testing since November and notably contains support for the Apple Watch. The March release date has been rumored for several weeks now, but earlier information pointed towards a launch a bit later in the month, possibly during the second week of March.

A Monday, March 2 release date for iOS 8.2 would mean the software would be released to consumers a full week ahead of Apple's scheduled March 9 "Spring Forward" media event, where the company is expected to divulge additional details on the Apple Watch.

BGR is fairly accurate when it comes to iOS release date predictions. The site correctly determined several iOS 7 beta release dates, but it has been wrong on occasion. Because March 2 is not in line with earlier predictions, BGR could be off by a week, but we will certainly be seeing a public release of iOS 8.2 sometime during the first two weeks of March, even if the March 2 date is inaccurate.

Thus far, there have been five iOS 8.2 betas, with the last beta coming on Monday, February 2, suggesting either another beta or a public release is coming in the near future.

The site also says that it has learned from its sources that there may be as many as four betas of iOS 8.3. We have had two iOS 8.3 betas, so there could be two more beta updates before the software is provided to the public. That would put iOS 8.3 on track to launch in April. iOS 8.3 brings several new features to the operating system, most notably introducing a redesigned emoji picker and adding both new emoji and emoji skin tone modifiers.

Top Rated Comments

Amacfa Avatar
78 months ago
Dear Apple, never mind this guy. WiFi works fine on my iPhone 6 so don’t go breaking something that works for the vast majority.

So this guy isn't allowed to ask to have his bugs fixed? Typical head-in-the-sand response.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JeffyTheQuik Avatar
78 months ago
So this guy isn't allowed to ask to have his bugs fixed? Typical head-in-the-sand response.

Yep... If it doesn't happen to me, it doesn't happen to anyone.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
aarontsuru Avatar
78 months ago
I hope they finally fix Handoff and Continuity!
Yeah.

The text/call iPhone-Mac thing works pretty good. Airdrop is hit or miss. But Handoff & Continuity I think I only got it working once.

Also, fix the 3rd party Keyboard situation already!
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sundog925 Avatar
78 months ago
ZOMG, emoji skin tone MoDiFiErS!!! I CAN'T WAIT!











......it's not like I wanted airplay stability or iTunes match improvements or anything important like that.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gsmornot Avatar
78 months ago
Hope to stay connected to my car's Bluetooth connection for the entire call.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nunyabinez Avatar
78 months ago
If I never see another story with "emoji skin tone modifiers" in it, it will be too soon. And yes, I am white (but use yellow, red and blue emoji).:)
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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