Apple seeds iOS 8.2 beta 4 to developers

Apple has this morning seeded the fourth iOS 8.2 beta to developers. The release comes three weeks after the previous iOS 8.2 beta, and follows this morning’s discovery that Apple has begun testing early iOS 9 prototype builds.

iOS 8.2 adds support for WatchKit, the developer SDK for the Apple Watch. Developers can make Glances, Notifications and WatchKit apps with the new SDK.

iOS 8.2 beta 4 is compatible with iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad 2, iPad (third-generation), iPad (fourth-generation), iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3 and iPod touch (fifth-generation).

It’s also unclear when iOS 8.2 will be released to the public. We’re expecting a less significant iOS 8.1.3 in the near future, and since 8.2 enables WatchKit, it’s likely we’ll see it around the Apple Watch launch—which is slated for March.

The beta release is available as an Over-the-air (OTA) update on devices running iOS 8.2 beta 3, and will soon be available on the Dev Center as well.


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