APPLE HAS STARTED rolling out iOS 8.2 to iPhone users worldwide, no doubt in a bid to tempt them into buying an Apple Watch.
iOS 8.2 brings a non-deletable Apple Watch app for those with an iPhone 5 or later. This enables the pairing and syncing of the smartwatch to the handset, and allows users to keep an eye on activity data recorded by the wearable device, such as steps walked and heart rate.
Those who don't plan on picking up the Apple Watch can hide the app in a miscellaneous folder.
The software update also delivers a number of improvements for Apple's Health app. This includes new features such as the ability to select the unit of measurement for distance, body temperature, height, weight and blood glucose, and a privacy setting that turns off the tracking of steps, distance and flights climbed.
Apple also promised that the Health app will perform much better on devices running iOS 8.2, as the update delivers stability improvements and fixes, such as for a bug that meant Health data wouldn’t refresh after changing data source order.
Beyond that, iOS 8.2 doesn't have much else to offer, although there are several stability and bug fixes, including one for the FREAK SSL security flaw.
There are also fixes for an problem that saw iTunes Playlists struggling to sync to the Music app, a timezone fault in Calendar, and a bug that allowed users to overwrite events in Exchange.
iOS 8.2 is available to download over-the-air now, and weighs in at a modest 443MB.
It might also be the final iOS update not to be made available for public beta, as iOS 8.3 will be released to 100,000 people before the final release while Apple strives to iron out bugs.
The release of iOS 8.2 came just minutes after Apple's 'Spring Forward' event in San Francisco came to a close on Monday.
Apple unveiled the first 12in MacBook at the event, which is the firm's skinniest, lightest and highest-resolution laptop yet.
The firm also finally revealed the Apple Watch pricing details. The cheapest Sport model will be available in the UK from £299, while the 18-carat gold Watch Edition will cost £13,500.
Check out our Apple Watch price, release date and specs roundup for all the details. µ
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