Report: Apple testing iOS 7.0.1, 7.1, and even iOS 8

iOS 7.0.1 and 7.1 web log data for iDownload Blog

iOS 7.0.1 and 7.1 web log data for iDownload Blog

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?

Source: iDownloadBlog

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  • BillThomas

    Yeah i agree if they are already working on iOS 8 then its not going to be very diffrent from iOS 7 at all.

  • Bmykytyn

    iOS 8 already?? Damn Ive works fast…

  • TimPossibleOne

    It’s good to see they’re working on iOS 8. It says they have something in store for the iPhone 6 that needs iOS 8.

  • DrewPage

    I am sure Apple has more than one software dev team. They can certainly work on both 7 and 8 at the same time. In fact, they’d have to in order for it to be ready in a year.

  • PatrickEvans

    I think that iOS 7 is Apple trying to keep their head above the water, and that working on iOS 8 will hopefully move them to the front again. But it would need to be packaged with a bigger, better iPhone and not the same rehashed line they have now. The average user does not really care about what’s on the inside, but the wow or cool factor on the outside and apple has lost sight of that aspect.
    Apple is building the iPhone for the techie and missing the biggest market, the normal everyday user. Don’t get me wrong, I love my iPhone and iOS much more than anything android has, but its losing the coolness I have come to expect from Apple. I hope iOS 8 and an iPhone 6 will bring all that back as iOS 7 and the iPhone 5s/5c missed the mark.

  • DrewPage

    @PatrickEvans I disagree Patrick.  I think the current design in the 5/5s is exactly the design Apple wants to present to the public.  They haven’t lost sight of anything, and they are exactly where they want to be.  Is it the design that will sell more phones than the competition?  Who knows, but for them, the magic is still there.  I think it is too.  People expect Apple to re-invent the smartphone every year, but they forget that the smartphone is now a mature product, and innovation has to happen in an area other than design.  Do you see Samsung innovating in design?  LG?  Moto?  Nope.  All the innovation is in software.

  • Tonybabo20

    @DrewPage @PatrickEvans I agree with Drew, I think you hit nail on the head. It’s a mature market so no matter what they do it won’t be as new as it was when the first IPhones come out. I read a lot of Samsung fans complain apple is not inventive cause they have a small screen size but I want to know when screen size became a innovative feature. The next iPhone will be bigger and I’m glad about that but that’s the only complaint I have about iPhone. I do think there is one feature Apple could add to the phone that would really bring that newness back, it would bring back the early days. They bought a company three- four years ago that specialize in haptic touch feedback. It creates real texture to things on screen. If they can add that to a bigger screen then that would creates buzz no seen since first iPhone. I rather have that then a watch!!!!

  • BillThomas

    @DrewPage  @PatrickEvans I agree with Drew people expect way to much of Apple in a short time, last week was a good example of it all i herd was Apple missed the mark or Apple has come up short again, well i disagree with that i think Apple has offered two great phones and its not always about the coolness and wow its what the phone can do and how easy it is to use and how reliable it is, and Drew is right nobody else has really innovated anything because everybody is waiting on Apple to make it first…..the 5S is 64 bit….and a week later Samsung begins working on a 64 bit chip for is Galaxy line.