Technology companies always like to stay one step ahead. While iOS 7 is set to make its public debut this Wednesday (September 18th), it appears as if Apple has even newer software on its mind.
According to reports around the web, the Cupertino firm is not only testing 7.0.1, but also iOS 7.1. Web logs for websites are showing that their sites have been visited by devices running anything from iOS 7.0.1 to 7.1. The visits have become more frequent in September, and all visits have originated from one location: Cupertino, California.
While it isn’t surprising to see iOS 7.0.1 being tested already (it will likely drop fairly soon after iOS 7 is released), it is interesting to see 7.1 already being tested, as it could include new features such as a third-party API for Siri. In addition to the new iOS 7 versions being tested, MacRumors claims that it has seen references to iOS 8 in its web log info recently as well.
While this doesn’t mean that a release for any of these new software versions is eminent, it is interesting to know that Tim Cook and Co are already working on future versions of iOS, as far as iOS 8. It comes as no surprise to me to see 7.0.1 and even 7.1 being tested, but I hope Apple isn’t working on iOS 8 yet. I hope the company is devoting its software team to ironing out bugs still in iOS 7 before they switch their focus to a completely new version of the software. What do you think about Apple possibly working on iOS 8 already? Do you like that they are so forward thinking, or does it worry you that they haven’t even completed iOS 7 yet?