Apple just released iOS 8.1.2 yesterday, the latest consumer version of its mobile operating system for iPhones, iPads and the iPod touch. It was relatively minor, but the company is also working on a much larger release, iOS 8.2, and it just seeded the latest version of that to developers for testing.
9to5Mac first spotted the update and noted that, as we know, iOS 8.2 includes support for Apple WatchKit, which will support the Apple Watch when it launches next year. As such, it appears that the update focuses on additional support for WatchKit and probably irons out some bugs for developers who are working with Apple’s tools and building them into new apps that will run on iOS 8.2. Specifically, the software update says it focuses on “bug fixes and improvements.”
If you’re a developer, you should be able to find the update through Apple’s developer portal now. For the rest of us, we should see this hit probably sometime in early 2015 as a public release around the launch of the Apple Watch.