The iOS 8.2 beta suggests that the Apple Watch is nearly here

According to rumours the Apple Watch will be released some time in March, and while Apple hasn’t directly confirmed those rumours the beta version of iOS 8.2 confirms that something’s going on behind the scenes.

The latest beta version of iOS 8.2 has a new setting in the Bluetooth menu, allowing users to quickly connect their Apple Watch to their phone. Interestingly it seems you won’t be able to pair your phone and watch from the settings menu, since the below screenshot says that this has to be done from the Apple Watch app.


The beta doesn’t let you download and access the app just yet, but according to 9to5Mac there’s a good chance the app will be included in the final build. Incidentally that build is due out in March, and if that’s not an indication that the Watch will be released around that time then I don’t know what is.

All this March talk sort of gets me thinking that Apple will have something Apple Watch related prepare for MWC, but it does have a tendency to host its own events for product launches. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

Just one final word of warning to anyone who owns an iPhone older than the 5. The Apple Watch will not work with the iPhone 4S or any older handsets, so if you were hoping to get your hands on one then you need to start thinking about upgrading rather soon.

Tom Pritchard

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