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A new report says iOS 8.2 will arrive in March before the Apple Watch lands in April

A new report says iOS 8.2 will arrive in March before the Apple Watch lands in April

That iThingy You're Wearing
February 3, 2015

We might not have to wait much longer for iOS 8.2 to arrive. According to a new report from BGR, Apple is planning to release the software update sometime in March.

That’s a bit surprising because the major new feature of the software is support for the Apple Watch. And last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook confirmed that the new wearable device will ship a month later in April.

But since we only have those broad dates, there could be just a few weeks – at most – between the introduction of the software and hardware.

The software will also bring a number of other improvements and bug fixes. I’m hopeful it will make my iPhone 6 Plus a little more stable. And I know I’m not the only one.

Just yesterday, Apple released the fifth beta version of iOS 8.2 to registered developers. Included with it was the latest version of the WatchKit software in Xcode 6.2 beta 5.

And according to the BGR report, high-profile developers have already been asked by Apple to submit their Apple Watch apps for testing. More than likely, that means Apple is already planning its special media event to unveil more information about the watch.

The watch will start at $349 and go up from there. Along with the low-end Sport model, buyers will be able to select from an Apple Watch or Apple Watch Edition version of the wearable. The high-end Apple Watch Edition features 18-karat gold and may cost as much as $5,000.

For other news today, see: This could be the best non-holiday quarter on record for Apple’s iPhone, Fragment photo-editing app updated with new effects and custom shape support, and Should you pull the plug on iPhoto for Mac?

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