Apple will release the iOS 8.2 software update, which is currently in the beta stage, sometime next month.

With build number 12D436, the first beta for iOS 8.2 was released with support for the new Apple Watch developer tools in mid-November, last year.

The iOS 8.2 is now in its fifth beta version, and was made available for registered developers a couple of days ago. The new beta reportedly addresses the bug that prevented Facebook from working properly, and the GMT bug in iOS 8 that was causing issues with calendar syncing.

BGR quoting an anonymous source asserts that iOS 8.2 will see a public release not before March. The update will bring an array of general improvements and fixes, and a noteworthy feature among them is the support for Apple Watch.

During the announcement of financial results for the 2015 first fiscal quarter, Apple CEO Tim Cook had confirmed that the development for Apple Watch was on schedule with the shipment expected in April.

So, it makes sense that the iOS 8 update is being released ahead of the Apple Watch which is coming in April.

The BGR report further suggests that selected developers have been asked to submit Apple Watch compatible apps so that Apple can start testing them, and some of them may be revealed at the company's upcoming event.

The event will mark the debut of the next generation MacBook laptops and will probably have more details about the Apple Watch.

Meanwhile, 9to5Mac have also confirmed the March release time frame for iOS 8.2, which is an Apple Watch compatible release, since it includes the functionality to connect to the wearable via WatchKit.