It is said that Apple Inc may be planning to releases iOS 8.2 to the public as early as next Monday, pretty approaching. Another news! The release of iOS 8.3 may not be far behind, setting the stage for the launch of the Apple Watch in April, according to recent news. As we all know that iOS 8.1.3 had fixed some bugs for the previous versions, what about iOS 8.2? Any improvements? Now lets’s have a deep look at it.
What’s new in iOS 8.2?
The biggest iOS 8.2 feature is the support for WatchKit, the eveloper SDK for the Apple Watch. Developers can make Glances, Notifications and WatchKit apps with the new SDK. Apple is rumored to launch the much-awaited Apple Watch in March, so the WatchKit should give developers enough time to get their apps ready for Apple Watch. The WatchKit has also revealed some interesting details about the upcoming Apple Watch.
iOS 8.2 also includes Bluetooth support for Apple Watch. The Bluetooth section of the Settings app now includes special instructions for pairing with an Apple Watch, that say “To pair an Apple Watch with your iPhone, go to the Apple Watch app.” The dedicated Apple Watch app will not only help pair the iPhone with the watch, but also let users download and install Watch apps, and manage settings.
- It fixes a bug in the Messages app where tapping on a conversation can take a long time.
- It also includes fixes for keyboards not appearing in Safari, Maps, and some third party apps.
- It fixes the annoying GMT bug in the Calendar app, which seems to be affecting many users.
The following iOS devices are compatible with iOS 8.2:
- iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5 and iPhone 4s
- iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4, iPad 3 and iPad 2
- iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2, 1st gen iPad mini
- iPod touch 5th generation