Apple has released the first beta of iOS 8.2 to registered developers of iOS Developer Program for testing.
A day after releasing the iOS 8.1.1 firmware for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users, Apple has issued the iOS 8.2 beta with build 12D436. The significance of the beta version is that it adds support for WatchKit software tools.
Along with iOS 8.2 beta, Apple announced the availability of WatchKit, the software which provides developers a set of tools to easily create experiences designed specifically for Apple Watch.
The developer can now begin developing WatchKit apps before the Apple watch is rolled out to the market. They can also create innovative WatchKit apps and actionable notifications which quickly show users information they care about most, such as the latest news and sports scores, alarm system status or the next step of a favourite recipe.
"Apple Watch is our most personal device ever, and WatchKit provides the incredible iOS developer community with the tools they need to create exciting new experiences right on your wrist. With the iOS 8.2 beta SDK, developers can now start using WatchKit to create breakthrough new apps, Glances and actionable notifications designed for the innovative Apple Watch interface and work with new technologies such as Force Touch, Digital Crown and Taptic Engine," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.
The iOS 8.2 beta is compatible with iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3 and iPod touch 5g.
If you are looking for direct download links for iOS 8.2, meant for registered developers of iOS Developer Program, check them out here. The links have been shared by iPhoneHacks.