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Report: Further testing delays the launch of Apple's iOS 8.2

Report: Further testing delays the launch of Apple's iOS 8.2

Apple's Software
March 5, 2015

You’ll have to wait a little bit longer for iOS 8.2. Though Apple was expected to release the latest iOS update this week, the time frame has now been pushed back. After further internal testing, Apple will now release iOS 8.2 sometime next week, according to BGR.

The iOS 8.2 release notes show that the update includes a number of improvements to Apple’s Health app, including the ability to select units of measurement for body temperature, weight, height, distance, and blood glucose. It also includes enhancements for Mail, Flyover in Maps, Music, VoiceOver, and Made for iPhone hearing aids.

Perhaps most importantly, iOS 8.2 adds support for the Apple Watch, which is expected to get a release date at Monday’s “Spring Forward” event.

BGR hasn’t always been the most reliable source when it comes to iOS releases. However, this one appears sound; it makes sense that Apple would drop the update ahead of the Apple Watch release, which is expected to occur in early April.

The first beta version of iOS 8.2 was released back in late November. The most recent version of the software, beta 5, landed in early February.

Once iOS 8.2 is released, attention will turn to iOS 8.3, which has already been sent to developers for testing. That version is notable for supporting seven new languages for Siri and adding racially diverse emoji. It also brings performance improvements to older iPhones.

The long-rumored Beats Music revamp is also scheduled to arrive with iOS 8.4. And at WWDC 2015 later this year, Apple is widely expected to introduce iOS 9. That release will focus on optimization and stability and should also be offered in some type of public beta program.

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