Updated 04:39 AM EST, Tue, Nov 30, 2021

Apple iOS 8.2 Beta 3 Rolls Out, WatchKit SDK Included: Upcoming Health App Version to Feature Blood Glucose Tracking

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Apple appears to be aggressive in pushing beta versions of the iOS 8.2 among developers. Apparently, the OS' third beta version has been seeded out on Thursday, according to reports cited by The Christian Post. The release follows the second beta in just over a week's time. Is the Cupertino giant in a hurry?

Running as Build 12D5452a, the beta arrived among testers OTA, said the outlet. It included the Xcode 6.2 beta 3, as well as WatchKit for the Apple Watch.

As we have previously reported, the second beta likewise included support for WatchKit -- this seems to show that the Apple Watch, set to arrive early next year, is likely to run the iOS 8.2. We've also noted earlier that a minor update, the iOS 8.1.3, has been suggested to arrive prior to the public version of the iOS 8.2. However, the release date of this OS update remains to be uncertain at present.

As told by TechnoBuffalo, the third beta packed bug fixes and improvements. The outlet cited developers complaining about a certain Wi-Fi performance bug, where fix seemed to be uncertain at the time of writing.

One interesting inclusion of the third beta are indicators pointing to the possible reapparance of the blood glucose tracking feature in the Health app. Forbes reported that the app originally offered a single method of measuring blood glucose units, which is by mg/dL (milligrams per deciliter).

In addition, the outlet noted that the Health app update included descriptions of certain medical terms. For instance, "glucose," was defined as "the main sugar found in the blood and the main source of energy for your body."

The reintroduction of blood glucose tracking seems to stem from an earlier issue concerning international users of the feature. 9to5Mac pointed that the problem rose from unit measurements, which of course, can be confusing for those not accustomed to varying standards.

The source went on to specify that the current iOS 8.2 update allowed users to manually set units of measurement to either mg/dL (milligrams per deciliter) or mmol/L (millimole per litre).

Meanwhile, Gotta Be Mobile said the iOS 8.1.2 remains to be Apple's most current version of the iOS 8. The source is convinced that the iOS 8.2 is coming closer. As a reference, the iOS 7.1's beta was noted to come out in November 2013, while its official public version arrived in March 2014. That's a distance of about four months.

Are you a developer who just got hold of the iOS 8.2's third beta version? We would love to hear you share about the update in the comments section.

In the meantime, check out EverythingApplePro's video of everything you need to know about the iOS 8.1.2 below.

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