Apple’s next update to their iOS numbered 8.2 could be coming next Monday according to the rumor mill, and will bring some improved health features along with it.
Next Monday apple devices might be getting a software update as the rest of the world hears more about the Apple Watch, Apple’s newest gadget. After concluding a couple of betas, the company decided to start rolling the final build progressively amongst a control group, which might roll to the general public afterwards. The big news of this update come in the form of bug fixes and enhancements on the health department.
These updates are also required to set Apple’s gadgets up to interact with the upcoming Apple Watch, which although it seems it will have a rather short battery life, is already positioning itself to become one of the major players in this entirely new market.
The website CNET reports that some of the new features in iOS 8.2 include:
- add the ability to select the unit of measurement for body temperature, weight, height, distance and blood glucose,
- improve stability when dealing with large amounts of data,
- include the ability to add and visualize workout sessions from third-party apps,
- fix units for vitamins and minerals,
- fix an issue where health data wouldn’t refresh after changes in data source order,
- fix an issue where some graphics showed no data values, and
- add a privacy setting that enables turning off tracking of steps, distance and flights climbed.
Apple’s iOS 8 has had a troubled cycle with a few initial bugs that the company tried to address as fast as possible, uncovering new holes in the code in the process. Although these seem to be fixed now, adoption is only up to 75 percent of all devices using App Store. This new patch promises to be a definitive solution to these remaining issues, mainly:
- address an issue in Maps that prevented navigating to some favorite locations,
- address an issue where the last word in a quick reply message wasn’t autocorrected,
- fix an issue where duplicate iTunes purchased content could prevent iCloud restore from completing,
- resolve an issue where some music or playlists didn’t sync from iTunes to the Music app,
- fix an issue where deleted audiobooks sometimes remained on the device,
- resolve an issue that could prevent call audio from routing to car speakers while using Siri Eyes Free,
- fix a Bluetooth calling issue where no audio is heard until the call is answered,
- fix a timezone issue where Calendar events appear in GMT,
- address an issue that caused certain events in a custom reoccurring meeting to drop from Exchange calendar,
- fix a certificate error that prevented configuring an Exchange account behind a third-party gateway,
- fix an issue that could cause an organizer’s Exchange meeting notes to be overwritten, and
- resolve an issue that prevented some Calendar events from automatically showing as “busy” after accepting an invite..
We will update you with more information once an official confirmations from Apple appears.