Rumor: Apple to release iOS 8.2 early next week, focus on Health-related, app improvements

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Date: Thursday, March 5th, 2015, 11:36
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iOS 8.2 could come out as early as next Monday alongside Apple’s “Spring Forward” media event, which is slated to take place on March 9th at the Yerba Buena in downtown San Francisco.

The update reportedly brings a number of improvements to the iPhone’s health app, along with the usual stability improvements and bug fixes.

The GM released internally this week is said to be identified as build 12D508. The accompanying release notes mention the following improvements to the iOS 8 Health application:


– Adds the ability to select the unit of measurement for body temperature, weight, height, distance, and blood glucose.

– Improves stability when dealing with large amounts of data.

– Includes the ability to add and visualise workout sessions from 3rd-party apps.

– Addresses an issue that may have prevented users from adding a photo in Medical ID.

– Fixes units for vitamins and minerals.

– Fixes an issue where Health data wouldn’t refresh after changes data source order.

– Fixes an issue where some graphics showed no data values.

– Adds a privacy setting that enables turning off tracking of steps, distance, and flights climbed,

iOS 8.2 is also said to improve stability of Mail, Maps, Flyover, Music, VoiceOver, and connectivity with Made for iPhone Hearing Aids. A number of bug fixes are also mentioned in the changelog, such as fixes for an issue navigating to favorites in Maps, a problem with autocorrecting the last word in a quick reply message, and a problem with duplicate iTunes content that prevented iCloud restores.

Apple is expected to open up iOS betas for public testing starting in mid-March, likely with iOS 8.3. That would mark the first time Apple has made advance versions of iOS available to non-developers.

Stay tuned for additional details as they become available.

Via AppleInsider and Boy Genius Report

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