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Apple releases iOS 8.2 beta with tools for Apple Watch

iOS 8.2 Beta Download

Apple began seeding a beta version of iOS 8.2 on Tuesday, November 18th alongside the official launch of the WatchKit development tools for the upcoming Apple Watch. iOS Developer Program members can download the SDK right away at

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The WatchKit site features programming guides, human interface guidelines, templates and more for interested developers. Next year, closer to the launch of the Apple Watch, developers will be able to create fully native apps for the wearable device.

“With the iOS 8.2 beta SDK, developers can now start using WatchKit to create breakthrough new apps, Glances and actionable notifications designed for the innovative Apple Watch interface and work with new technologies such as Force Touch, Digital Crown and Taptic Engine,” said Apple senior VP Phil Schiller.

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