Apple is reportedly planning to set iOS 8.2 release date for next Monday, after keeping its mobile software in beta for quite a while. Head over the jump for further details on this news.
iOS 8.2, while bringing in a host of bug fixes and performance improvements, is primarily focused on adding support for the upcoming Apple Watch. With Apple’s first wearable all set for release in early April, it was all too obvious that iOS 8.2 would be rolled out before that happens.
According to BGR, Apple is planning to roll out iOS 8.2 on the 2nd of March, a full week before its ‘Spring forward’ media event. The source also notes that this release date could change if Apple runs into last minute problems. But given how Apple plans to roll out a smooth experience for everyone, there’s a possibility that the company might actually slip on the Monday release target. But we have our fingers crossed that it won’t.
Alongside iOS 8.2, Apple has been reportedly planning to release the first ever iOS 9 public beta as well as iOS 8.3. iOS 8.3 will be bringing in a host of bug fixes along with wireless CarPlay, Apple Pay support in China along with a new emoji picker for iPhone and iPad users. BGR notes that iOS 8.3 will see at least four betas in total before landing in the hands of iPhone and iPad users. In short, if this report has some weight to it, we’ll likely see two more betas of iOS 8.3.
Interestingly, we’ve been hearing that iOS 9 won’t be a major update from Apple, like how iOS 7 and 8 were, and will focus strictly on performance enhancements and bug fixes.
To wrap things up, users should look forward to Monday, if this report is to be believed, especially if you’re planning on getting your hands – or wrist – on the Apple Watch.
We’ll keep our readers updated when more news hits the blogosphere, so stay tuned.