Apple to unveil iOS 8.2 with new health features

Apple is set to launch version 8.2 of the iOS mobile operating system at its next big 'Spring forward' event on March 9.

As per a recent BGR report, the new iOS version could have been released earlier, but Apple decided to push the final build to employees and testers to add new bug fixes as well as several new health features.

Given that the upcoming Apple Watch will perform as a health and fitness tracker among other functions, adding new features before the launch seems to be a good move. The new health features that could be included in the iOS 8.2 are:

  • Adds the ability to select the unit of measurement for body temperature, weight, height, distance, and blood glucose
  • Improves stability when dealing with large amounts of data
  • Includes the ability to add and visualise workout sessions from 3rd-party apps
  • Addresses an issue that may have prevented users from adding a photo in Medical ID
    Fixes units for vitamins and minerals
  • Fixes an issue where Health data wouldn't refresh after changes data source order
  • Fixes an issue where some graphics showed no data values
  • Adds a privacy setting that enables turning off tracking of steps, distance, and flights climbed


The Cupertino enterprise may also upgrade and work on improving the performance of apps like Mail, Music, Maps, VoiceOver, Flyover and others. It may also open up beta versions of the iOS 8.3 for public testing by mid-March.

Come Monday, we will be able to verify the updates to be brought in by Apple in its 'Spring Forward' event, which may also include the launch of the Apple Watch itself! We have our fingers crossed.

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