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Apple is shooting to release iOS 8.2 for public consumption next Monday, March 2, 2015, “or the following week at the absolute latest,” according to BGR editor Jonathan Geller who spoke to sources in the know.

March 2 is a Monday, an unusual day for an iOS software update, but so is March 9 when Apple’s “Spring Forward” media event is due, at which it’s expected to talk Apple Watch specifics.

Moreover, as many as four betas of iOS 8.3 could be issued before that software update is ready for public release, the BGR founder and editor has learned. He mentioned earlier in the month that iOS 8.2 would be arriving some time in March, but didn’t provide a timeframe.

“We were told there might be as many as four iOS 8.3 beta versions,” he wrote. “Apple released iOS 8.3 beta 2 earlier this week, so that leaves two more versions before the company makes it publicly available to customers.”

iOS 8.2 should introduce pairing with an Apple Watch as well as bring out an Apple Watch Companion app ahead of the wearable’s release in April.

iOS 8.3,  code-named Stowe, contains eight new Siri languages, new racially diverse emoji characters and other improvements.

Moreover, iOS 8.3 is said to be provided as a public beta in mid-March. If true, the first 100,000 people who sign up for the new AppleSeed iOS program will be given access to the beta ahead of stable release later that month.

Apple is also expected to release iOS 8.4 this summer.

In addition to further under-the-hood improvements and optimization, that version of Apple’s mobile operating system should bundle a rumored new music streaming service directly inside the stock Music app.

Source: BGR

  • Derrick B. Miller

    Who cares about 8.2? We’re waiting 8.3 lol

  • justme

    hope, this will fix the poor performance on iPad2
    and the critical bug in multigestures.

    • Dany Quirion

      Youll have to wait for 8.3 for that

      • justme

        thank you!

      • Dany Quirion

        Of course few bugs will be fixed in 8.2 but not as much as 8.3 which should drop by the end of april or may

  • Tdaniels

    Apple, please just fix the 3rd party keyboard mess.
    After that, my reasons to jailbreak are lessening more and more. Adblocker, AdblockerNetwork, WhatsApp Web Enabler, BDaySpotify (unlocks Spotify premium) are my only jailbreak ESSENTIALS right now.

  • Waleed

    Just saying, i’m on iOS 8.1.2 jailbroken. On 5S,
    After this news gonna update to iOS 8.3 beta 2 🙂
    As the jailbreak will be out (Hopefully) soon after final 8.2 is out on monday, because 8.2 is stable enough, taig team was waiting for 8.2 only, and they’ll release the jailbreak, if not then obvio, after 8.3 😛
    Which is also close to us. I just wanna take a little break from jailbreak and test the betas, as i did on other device, Battery performance was so better on 8.2 beta 2 for me on iPhone 5. Anyways hope for the best. I’m just loving these updates and jailbreak teams so much! Thankful to Apple, Taig, Pangu team, and also the iDownloadblog! ❤️

    #Peace

  • Leandro Nascimento

    Can’t wait for iOS 8.3 and Siri in portuguese Brazil…

  • GuyBey0ndC00L

    Whats new in iOS 8.2

  • Marcus

    I’m waiting for iOS 8.4 with Apple’s new music service!

    • Albert

      iOS 9

  • Andres

    I’m not updating until there’s a jaibreak for it 🙂

  • Fajr Lodhi

    It has to fix those crashes!

  • avd98

    What about iOS 10?

  • Jason Baroni

    My iPhone 6 Plus has a better battery than my iPad Air 2. Seriously, I lost around 20% in 1h of typing. Anyone with the same issue?