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If you need more proof the Apple Watch is launching in March as recently reported, here it is.

Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac just discovered that installing a fourth beta of the upcoming iOS 8.2, which was seeded to Apple’s developers earlier today, enables Bluetooth connectivity with the upcoming wrist-worn device.

In addition, iOS 8.2 Beta 4 (build 12D5461b) makes it clear that the Cupertino firm is working on a dedicated app for setting up the Apple Watch and controlling it.

Tucked under the Bluetooth menu in the Settings app, iOS 8.2 features a new panel specifically for pairing an iPhone with the Apple Watch. As can be clearly seen on a screenshot below, the accompanying instructions inside the Bluetooth menu link to an unreleased “Apple Watch app” for setting up and controlling the wearable device.

iOS 8.2 Apple Watch Bluetooth pairing

Oliver Chavarel additionally discovered that users will even be able to manage iPhone settings from the Watch itself like setting sounds and airplane mode, choosing wallpapers and more, and even ping the device in case it gets misplaced.

It’s been recently discovered that installing Watch apps will require installing an Apple Watch app on an iPhone, which will be used to download apps onto the Watch and manage settings of the wrist-worn device.

Source: 9to5Mac

  • I’m currently saving up for a retina MacBook Pro later this year but I want the Apple Watch so bad too!

    • Buzz { Light:Year; }

      Dude this watch is gonna make me creamy but the ads are a turn off

      • Having ads on the Apple Watch is just a rumor right now and I think it will only happen when you walk in stores which I think makes sense if it gives you coupons and stuff.

      • James G

        Ads will be opt in if you download a Watch app that has them built in. They won’t just integrate ads into the OS.

    • Franklin Richards

      Maybe you could hold out until summer when they do a bundle for the new college kids. *Wishful thinking*

      • That will be perfect for me since I’m currently a college student. I’m waiting for Apple to release new Macs as well.

    • Cody

      Keep saving for you retina MacBook pro. The Apple Watch isnt worth the money -yet

      • Joshua van den Hoonaard

        Don’t judge too quickly. It’s getting a lot of attention from developers, which means this is going to be a nice accessory!

      • James

        The operative word being “yet”. Personally, I’ll wait for a slimmer form with additional sensors.

    • Antzboogie

      If this kills the Jailbreak I will be holding off on the iWatch for sure.

  • Anmol Malhotra

    Still Apple is selling 16GB as base model?
    I thought Apple Watch will have built in storage. With iOS 8 taking too much storage and now, downloading Apple Watch app on iPhone. Too bad.

    • Fanboy 

      Good thing Apple so generously bumped down the tier prices so you can get a whopping 64GB for only $100 more 😉

      • Anmol Malhotra

        But what about those who bought 16GB? Because no one knew this would happen. I’m in that boat. 🙁

      • Andres

        People who didnt go for the amazing deal of 64gb for only $100 more are now stuck with 16gb. There’s a big difference in those store options. I have a 64gb and now I don’t ever have to worry about storage, now having 4x more storage!

      • Which is totally worth it considering it probably costs Apple only $10 (probably less than that) to add the extra storage 😉

      • Mike Chu

        Especially using TLC-NAND flash ;P

      • Lol flash storage is like a penny a gig or something daft

      • Indeed. The profit margins must be gigantic!

  • Fanboy 

    Maybe I’m missing something here, but how does this provide proof that the “Apple Watch is indeed launching in March as recently reported”? Just curious.

    • iamzaidan

      Because iOS 8.2 might release in march. Last year i think iOS 7.1 released in march. So this years release might also be in march

  • Heitor Castro 

    “If you needed another proof that the Apple Watch is indeed launching in March as recently reported, here’s one.”

    Which proof? iOS 8.2 is, indeed, coming to bring compatibility with Apple Watch, but so far there’s no launch date for iOS 8.2. What’s known is that it’ll come alongside the Apple Watch launch or a few days before, as it happens with a new iPhone launch every year.

  • Manor

    Does this mean that to use the apple watch my iPhone has to be on iOS 8.2?
    I don’t want to lose my jailbreak 🙁

    • Fanboy 

      Jailbreak has already been confirmed for iOS 8.2 so don’t worry buddy!

      • How? If it’s still in beta Apple could patch the exploit(s) at any time…

      • Merman123

        Not if their not exposed 😉

      • Then for your sake, my sake and everybody else’s sake I hope this is the case.

  • Tom

    if only it had a cam

    • Andres

      “Apple Watch, Take a picture”

    • We all saw the resulting disaster from the Samsung watch with a cam

  • would an apple watch app run on an ipad?

    • Assuming the Apple Watch is / will be compatible with the iPad I can’t see why not…

      I can’t see Apple leaving iPad users out in the cold although they have in the past (and still do I mean still no calculator app or weather app or stocks app or…)

  • Eni

    Out of topic: some of my apps are crashing, not imediately when open but after i pres an option or smth like that, even the maps app. what shold i do? (I am jailbroken by the way)

    • Uninstall your tweaks one-by-one and if this still doesn’t solve your problem then backup –> restore –> jailbreak

      • Eni

        i’ll try that, thanks

  • Ian Leon

    How’s stability on this ?

  • NeftyCorrea

    So what does this mean for jailbreakers ?

  • Noah

    Hopefully we don’t have an undeleteable Watch.app. Why can’t we hide built-in icons like we could with that Nike app?