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iOS 8.2 Released


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Today, following Apple’s keynote address related to the Apple Watch and various updates to Apple computers, iOS 8.2 was released.

To update your iOS device, tap Settings > General > Software Update. Then tap download and install.

The complete directions are found here.

Apple describes the releases as follows:

8.2 Release

This release introduces support for Apple Watch, and also includes improvements to the Health app, increased stability and bug fixes.

Apple Watch support
• New Apple Watch app to pair and sync with iPhone, and to customize watch settings
• New Activity app for viewing fitness data and achievements from Apple Watch; appears when Apple Watch is paired
• Available on iPhone 5 and later

Health app improvements
• Adds the ability to select the unit of measurement for distance, body temperature, height, weight and blood glucose
• Improves stability when dealing with large amounts of data
• Includes the ability to add and visualize workout sessions from 3rd-party apps
• Addresses an issue that may have prevented users from adding a photo in Medical ID
• Fixes units for vitamins and minerals
• Fixes an issue where Health data wouldn’t refresh after changing data source order
• Fixes an issue where some graphs showed no data values
• Adds a privacy setting that enables turning off tracking of steps, distance and flights climbed

Stability enhancements
• Increases stability of Mail
• Improves stability of Flyover in Maps
• Improves stability of Music
• Improves VoiceOver reliability
• Improves connectivity with Made for iPhone Hearing Aids

Bug fixes
• Fixes an issue in Maps that prevented navigating to some favorite locations
• Addresses an issue where the last word in a quick reply message wasn’t autocorrected
• Fixes an issue where duplicate iTunes purchased content could prevent iCloud restore from completing
• Resolves an issue where some music or playlists didn’t sync from iTunes to the Music app
• Fixes an issue where deleted audiobooks sometimes remained on device
• Resolves an issue that could prevent call audio from routing to car speakers while using Siri Eyes Free
• Fixes a Bluetooth calling issue where no audio is heard until the call is answered
• Fixes a timezone issue where Calendar events appear in GMT
• Addresses an issue that caused certain events in a custom recurring meeting to drop from an Exchange calendar
• Fixes a certificate error that prevented configuring an Exchange account behind a third-party gateway
• Fixes an issue that could cause an organizer’s Exchange meeting notes to be overwritten
• Resolves an issue that prevented some Calendar events from automatically showing as ‘Busy’ after accepting an invite

There was also a security update. The information regarding that update is as follows:

iOS 8.2 Security
CoreTelephony
Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later
Impact: A remote attacker can cause a device to unexpectedly restart
Description: A null pointer dereference issue existed in CoreTelephony’s handling of Class 0 SMS messages. This issue was addressed through improved message validation.
CVE-ID
CVE-2015-1063 : Roman Digerberg, Sweden
iCloud Keychain
Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later
Impact: An attacker with a privileged network position may be able to execute arbitrary code
Description: Multiple buffer overflows existed in the handling of data during iCloud Keychain recovery. These issues were addressed through improved bounds checking.
CVE-ID
CVE-2015-1065 : Andrey Belenko of NowSecure
IOSurface
Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later
Impact: A malicious application may be able to execute arbitrary code with system privileges
Description: A type confusion issue existed in IOSurface’s handling of serialized objects. The issue was addressed through additional type checking.
CVE-ID
CVE-2015-1061 : Ian Beer of Google Project Zero
MobileStorageMounter
Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later
Impact: A malicious application may be able to create folders in trusted locations in the file system
Description: An issue existed in the developer disk mounting logic which resulted in invalid disk image folders not being deleted. This was addressed through improved error handling.
CVE-ID
CVE-2015-1062 : TaiG Jailbreak Team
Secure Transport
Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later
Impact: An attacker with a privileged network position may intercept SSL/TLS connections
Description: Secure Transport accepted short ephemeral RSA keys, usually used only in export-strength RSA cipher suites, on connections using full-strength RSA cipher suites. This issue, also known as FREAK, only affected connections to servers which support export-strength RSA cipher suites, and was addressed by removing support for ephemeral RSA keys.
CVE-ID
CVE-2015-1067 : Benjamin Beurdouche, Karthikeyan Bhargavan, Antoine Delignat-Lavaud, Alfredo Pironti, and Jean Karim Zinzindohoue of Prosecco at Inria Paris
Springboard
Available for: iPhone 4s and later, iPod touch (5th generation) and later, iPad 2 and later
Impact: A person with physical access to the device may be able to see the home screen of the device even if the device is not activated
Description: An unexpected application termination during activation could have caused the device to show the home screen. The issue was addressed through improved error handling during activation.

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2 thoughts on “iOS 8.2 Released

  1. Just a warning: I carelessly started the update process on my iPad Air this afternoon, and after a long delay to validate my request, the download started along with notice that it would take 11 hours! Be forewarned! The whole world is trying to download iOS v. 8.2. Even Apple can’t handle that level of demand. Wait a few days before updating.

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