iOS 8.2 to launch on Monday, March 9th

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Earlier this week we reported that the iOS 8.2 update was imminent and it really is. According to BGR, the final beta was just released to carriers and employees. The public release will come Monday, likely immediately following the Spring Forward event.



The update improves the Health app, provides stability to a few apps and fixes many bugs. Here are some of the highlights:

  • adds the ability to select the unit of measurement for body temperature, weight, height, distance and blood glucose
  • includes the ability to add and visualize workout sessions from 3rd-party apps
  • adds a privacy setting that enables turning off tracking of steps, distance and flights climbed
  • increases stability of Mail, Flyover in Maps, Music, VoiceOver reliability and connectivity with MFi iPhone hearing aids
  • fixes a timezone issue where Calendar events appear in GMT
  • fixes an issue where deleted audiobooks sometimes remained on the device
  • resolves an issue that prevented some Calendar events from automatically showing as “busy” after accepting an invite

For the full list of release notes, check out the post on BGR.

The update will also bring support for the Apple Watch on the iPhone 5 and later.