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iOS 8.2 Beta 4 Released to Developers – Here’s What Changed (Updated)

by Todd Haselton | January 12, 2015January 12, 2015 10:13 am PDT

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Apple may release iOS 8.1.3 to consumers this week, possibly as early as tomorrow, but the company is already seeding the latest developer release of iOS 8.2 to developers. The firm pushed iOS 8.2 beta 4 out to its developer portal on Monday. iOS 8.2 will eventually launch for all, sometime in the coming weeks or months, and includes support for the Apple Watch.

According to MacRumors, iOS 8.2 beta 4 includes Xcode 6.2 beta 4 with WatchKit, which can be used by developers to create applications for the Apple Watch ahead of its launch. Apple hasn’t specifically said when its wearable will hit the market, other than “early 2015,” and some pundits believe it may not be available to purchase until sometime this spring.

Developers should be able to find the latest build through Apple’s iOS Developer Center Now.

Update: 9to5Mac spotted a clear reference to the Apple Watch in the new iOS 8.2 beta inside its Bluetooth settings menu. It looks like you’ll sync your iPhone to the upcoming smartwatch using a special Apple Watch app. Here’s a screenshot:

ios 8.2 beta apple watch app copy

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Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...

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