Apple releases iOS 8.2 firmware update, you can get it starting today

Apple releases iOS 8.2 firmware update, you can get it starting today
After several months spent on beta testers' devices, the iOS 8.2 firmware update is apparently finally ready for game time, for Apple is pushing the new code to eligible devices starting right now. The firmware is available both through iTunes and over-the-air (from your phone), and qualifying devices include the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus, alongside all iPads (except first generation units), and the fifth-gen iPod Touch.

The timing here is not at all random, and coincides with the second formal announcement of the Apple Watch, which is due to enter a pre-order phase (April 10) and stick to it for two weeks (starts shipping on April 24). The new update will add support for Apple's first wearable and add a number of improvements to the Health app. Moreover, a whole plethora of stability enhancements and bug fixes. See the full list right below.

Apple releases iOS 8.2 firmware update, you can get it starting today

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15 Comments

1. waddup121 unregistered

Noice...funny they didn't really talk about it in the Keynote tho

2. rihel_95

Posts: 305; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Mxyzkjyfa (Apple's most loyal fan ) will probably buy Apple Watch Edition which starts from $10,000! Congrats for getting 1 day battery on ur $10k s**t!

5. Scott93274

Posts: 6025; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

What I have an issue with is how long is the user going to have the watch before the battery starts to deteriorate, and start holding a fraction of the original charge? Apple isn't known for having good batteries. After all, remember the iPhone 5 had plenty of issues with the phones keeping their charge.

3. mitoita

Posts: 77; Member since: Apr 03, 2014

Atleast they can update all iphone's at the same time not like samsung....i wait the f**king lollipop from december for note 4.... Respect apple 4 update pollicy

6. tacarat

Posts: 851; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Apple somehow gets to skip carrier testing. Not the other manufacturers. Of course, that's how we had the 8.0.1 issue. If you want those "timely" upgrades and bugs for android, you should really go to a Nexus device straight from google. http://www.phonearena.com/news/Update-to-iOS-8.0.1-creates-problems-for-Apple-iPhone-6-and-Apple-iPhone-6-Plus_id61021

4. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2254; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

the 8.2 bugs.

7. somad

Posts: 169; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

That's what I hates about Android is the software updates. . Why apple can do it at one time but Samsung takes forever. I'm still waiting for lollipop for my galaxy note 3 Verizon. Any answer for this issue.

8. VicktorP

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 25, 2015

Let's all update to iOS 8.2 so we can stare at the iWatch app for a month before it's released. The iWatch app should have been put in the Apple store and not installed on an iOs update. Not every iPhone owner is going to buy the watch.

9. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

I swear, if there will be more bugs on my iPhone 5S with this update - the phone will fly..... to ground.....from a 9-story building.

11. Awalker

Posts: 1958; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I bought a used iPhone 5 just to try out iOS and the software is so buggy. I can't get safari to stay open. It keeps force closing on me. I downloaded Chrome and that seems crappier than it is on Android.

10. JnCrls unregistered

Why the image of LG G3 is here?

14. JnCrls unregistered

Fixed!

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 30781; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

This a huge friggin update, and my home wifi is that molasses slow clear 4g (too slow for a capital G). It'll be done by Wednesday lol.

13. gziegfrid

Posts: 33; Member since: May 20, 2014

no more upgrades on iPod touch? stock on fifth generation forever?

15. c.hack

Posts: 614; Member since: Dec 09, 2009

8.2 patches the FREAK vulnerability. Thanks for the quick patch Apple! Too bad for the Android fans - it will be months if they get the vulnerability patched (if ever)

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