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Apple might already be testing its next major iPhone operating system

January 12th, 2015 at 3:06 PM
iOS 9 Rumors: iOS 9 Testing

Apple hasn’t had a chance yet to fix all performance issues and bugs some users have encountered in iOS 8, not to mention release other iOS 8 features such as Apple Watch support, but the company is already rumored to be testing internally early versions of iOS 9, its next-gen mobile operating system that’s supposed to be unveiled at WWDC 2015. Czech language online publication letemsvetemapplem says it already has proof that iOS 9 is in testing, having spotted the new OS in its analytics.

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According to the image at the end of this post, which shows a Google Analytics report for iOS 9, users running iOS 9 on their devices have accessed the site at least three times since January 1st.

Obviously, there’s nothing official about iOS 9 at this time, with some six months to go until Apple should unveil its next-gen mobile OS, and these iOS 9 devices could always be fakes.

On the other hand, Apple might already be testing early iOS 9 builds, in preparation of this year’s launch, especially considering the recent wave of iOS and OS X criticism that accused the company of rushing through software releases.

Details about iOS 9’s main features aren’t available at this time. The same publication says that OS X 10.11 has not been spotted in analytics traffic.

Apple is expected to launch at least two major iOS 8.x updates this year, including iOS 8.2 and iOS 8.3, before making the jump to iOS 9.

Chris Smith started writing about gadgets as a hobby, and before he knew it he was sharing his views on tech stuff with readers around the world. Whenever he's not writing about gadgets he miserably fails to stay away from them, although he desperately tries. But that's not necessarily a bad thing.

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