Apple released the first beta of iOS 8.2 with support for Apple Watch




At the same time WatchKit Apple has extended the first beta version of iOS 8.2. Firmware that supports application development tools for the “smart” watches Apple Watch, can be downloaded from the company’s website in the Dev Center.


IOS 8.2 release took place the day after the appearance in the public domain iOS 8.1.1 . This release was tested for several weeks. It is noteworthy that for the first time Apple released a beta version of the technical update. This is probably due to recent problems with iOS 8.0 and iOS 8.0.1. Last year, the iOS 7.1.1 came out immediately in the form of the final version.

iOS 8.2 will allow developers to prepare their applications for release Apple Watch. As part of the program will receive WatchKit additional functionality associated with “smart” watches. A number of features, such as push-notification display on the display device will work “out of the box.” In order that the user has the ability to interact with alerts from the screen Apple Watch, for example, respond to messages in social networks, developers need to update the application.

On the other changes in iOS 8.2, in addition to supporting Apple Watch, nothing is yet known. Download iOS 8.2 beta 1 may be officially registered developers involved in the programs of iPhone Developer Standard or Enterprise Program. Minimum requirements for the iOS SDK 8.2 – computer running OS X 10.9.3 (Mavericks) or later.


If you are an authorized developer, download iOS 8.2 you can today through the iOS Dev Center here . According to preliminary data, the release of Apple Watch planned for Valentine’s Day, that is, on February 14. The final release of iOS 8.2 is expected to close by that date.

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