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Apple may be planning to release iOS 8.2 to the public as early as next Monday, reports BGR. iOS 8.2 has been in testing since November and notably contains support for the Apple Watch. The March release date has been rumored for several weeks now, but earlier information pointed towards a launch a bit later in the month, possibly during the second week of March.

A Monday, March 2 release date for iOS 8.2 would mean the software would be released to consumers a full week ahead of Apple's scheduled March 9 "Spring Forward" media event, where the company is expected to divulge additional details on the Apple Watch.

BGR is fairly accurate when it comes to iOS release date predictions. The site correctly determined several iOS 7 beta release dates, but it has been wrong on occasion. Because March 2 is not in line with earlier predictions, BGR could be off by a week, but we will certainly be seeing a public release of iOS 8.2 sometime during the first two weeks of March, even if the March 2 date is inaccurate.

Thus far, there have been five iOS 8.2 betas, with the last beta coming on Monday, February 2, suggesting either another beta or a public release is coming in the near future.

The site also says that it has learned from its sources that there may be as many as four betas of iOS 8.3. We have had two iOS 8.3 betas, so there could be two more beta updates before the software is provided to the public. That would put iOS 8.3 on track to launch in April. iOS 8.3 brings several new features to the operating system, most notably introducing a redesigned emoji picker and adding both new emoji and emoji skin tone modifiers.

Article Link: iOS 8.2 Could See Public Release Next Week, Two More Betas of iOS 8.3 to Come
 

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I am part of the public beta for OSX and can't wait to be part of the public beta for iOS. I understand that will start with iOS 8.3.
 

gsmornot

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Hope to stay connected to my car's Bluetooth connection for the entire call.
 

Jack Delgado

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Due to the nature of mentioning BGR in this article, comments are restricted to users with 100 or more posts

/sarcasm
 

Nunyabinez

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If I never see another story with "emoji skin tone modifiers" in it, it will be too soon. And yes, I am white (but use yellow, red and blue emoji).:)
 

LordQ

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From what I've seen, 8.3 is the one too look forward, seems a tad smoother on the 4S.
 

sundog925

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ZOMG, emoji skin tone MoDiFiErS!!! I CAN'T WAIT!











......it's not like I wanted airplay stability or iTunes match improvements or anything important like that.
 

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I might be mistaken but I thought I had read that was a Google issue and not necessarily an iOS issue...

You two are correct, but the GMT bug affects more than just Google Calendar and in my case, I have a calendar that I sync that is affected (not Google). So, I'm holding out hope that this will be addressed at some point.
 

lkrupp

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I hope they finally fix Handoff and Continuity!

Why fix something that already works perfectly? I’m having no trouble with either. 8.1.3 is quite stable no matter what the League of the Perpetually Dissatisfied says.
 

Amacfa

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Please tell me they fixed a good amount of bugs.

It's so frustrating. This is not why I signed up for iOS, to be frustrated when doing mundane tasks like copy and paste.
 

thadoggfather

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Is 8.2 anything to care about performance wise from people experienced with the betas?

If only the watch it will be sad
 

lkrupp

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Dear Apple, please fix the dropping wifi issue with iPhone 6. Thank you.

Dear Apple, never mind this guy. WiFi works fine on my iPhone 6 so don’t go breaking something that works for the vast majority.
 

Amacfa

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Dear Apple, never mind this guy. WiFi works fine on my iPhone 6 so don’t go breaking something that works for the vast majority.

So this guy isn't allowed to ask to have his bugs fixed? Typical head-in-the-sand response.
 
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