New iOS 8.2 anyone?
Early 2015, Apple is expected to release the new iOS 8.2 update, its latest and biggest update since the launch of iOS 8.
iOS 8 was released on September 17, 2014 and was Apple’ s eighth major release of the iOS mobile operating system.
Developers meanwhile, will be testing the iOS 8.1.3 update until the main iOS 8.2 is released. Apple then, will lead off with its Apple Watch app and the long-awaited new Watch API.
We still need to hear about what kind of enhancements and improvements Apple has in store (bugs and performance wise). A good chunk of users worldwide seem to have reported some issues with WiFi, Bluetooth and battery. This new update can’t seem to come fast enough.
Any iOS 8.2 improvements?
Among few improvements in the next iOS 8.2 update, the health app will get its blood glucose tracking added back. That was an important feature for many users. We all know glucose tracking is critical for many individuals in their daily life.
One of the reason the blood glucose tracking was removed was that it did not support measurements used in other countries.
Only one measurement was present: mg/dL (milligrams per deciliter).
For those who do not know what the Apple Health app is, it is basically a dashboard screen where you can see your health and fitness information.
In the next iOS 8.2 update, users will be able to set their preferred unit measurement in the Health App.
Also, about a week ago, Apple released iOS 8.2 beta 3 for developers. The Watchkit API has been released and developers can finally take a stab at building Apple Watch apps and notifications before the release of the Apple Watch early next year.
The Apple Watch is going to revolutionize the industry as it brings a new chapter on how people communicate with the new technology. Feel free to read more about creating WatchKit apps on the Apple Developer site.