1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar

    Apple is expected to launch the Apple Watch in April of this year, and in preparation, Apple has seeded numerous beta releases of iOS 8.2 with Apple's WatchKit API included in it; the most recent being iOS 8.2 beta 5, which was seeded to developers for testing on Monday.

    A recent report from BGR sheds some light on the possibility that iOS 8.2 could be released some time this March, which is one month before the Apple Watch will even become available to the general public for purchase.

    There is no expected time in March when the software could launch, so it's really up in the air whether or not it would be in the beginning of of the month, middle, or end. iOS 8.1.3 was just released not too long ago, so after the middle of the month of March is expected.

    By launching this new software before Apple actually releases the Apple Watch, it would allow the Cupertino-based tech company to, in some ways, "test out" their firmware for bugs on the general public before users go and start pairing it with their Apple Watches, which gives Apple enough time to hopefully crush some last minute bugs if they surface.

    As always, jailbreakers will want to stay away from iOS 8.2 until a jailbreak has been announced. As of iOS 8.1.3, TaiG has been patched.

    Sources: BGR
    2015-02-03 10:06 PM
  2. TDH Advocate's Avatar
    It could also be that they want to lure jailbreak teams into finding new exploits to crush before the watch comes out and forcing users to lose said jailbreak for the watch.
    2015-02-04 02:57 PM