iOS 8.2 Beta 5 Released for Developers
Those registered with the iOS Developer program will find a new beta of iOS 8.2 available. The fifth beta version build arrives as 12D5480A and continues to focus on general bug fixes and improvements.
The upcoming iOS release will also include support for iPhone and iPad communicating with the Apple Watch, the Watch is set to be released sometime in April, perhaps indicating a rough timeline for when public users can expect the iOS 8.2 final version as well.
Developers who are currently running iOS 8.2 on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch devices can find the fifth beta available now as an Over-The-Air update, weighing around 270MB, through the delta update mechanism in Settings > Software Update. As usual, it’s also possible to download the iOS 8.2 beta firmware through the iOS Dev Center website and update a compatible iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch through iTunes. Beta builds of iOS are generally buggy and best limited to developers, though anyone can pay the annual fee and register with the iOS developer program to gain access if so desired.
Separately, a new Xcode 6.2 beta 5 with WatchKit SDK has been released to coincide with the iOS 8.2 beta 5 update. Users who are interested in developing for Apple Watch or the upcoming iOS release should get both.
The most recent public version of system software for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch is iOS 8.1.3, a small update that includes multiple bug fixes.