iOS 8.1, 8.2 and 8.3 are already in Development, iOS 9 too?
Since the launch of first iOS devices, iOS release has been ritual taking place every year along with new iDevcie and that is followed by several .1, .2 updates with bug fixes and some improvements. Now it seems like things are changing and the company has already started working on iOS 8.1, 8.2 and 8.3 simultaneously indicating a big shift from its yearly ritual-like iOS release. Apple released latest iOS 8 alongside iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
9To5Mac reports that they have got some data that apparently confirms the speculations. The Apple-focused site cites an unnamed developer and analytic data for the info and according to them, the company is already working on iOS 8.1, 8.2 and 8.3 and possibly iOS 9.
The data from Google analytic shows that their sites are being visited by iOS users via iOS 8.1, iOS 8.2, and iOS 8.3 devices. That is interesting because the company has just released iOS 8 and 3 version in simultaneously development should be due to some changes in its iOS release plans and custom. According to 9to5Mac.com, iOS 8.1 devices started to hit their site even before iOS 8 release but 8.2 and 8.3 visits to its site started following iOS 8 release. It indicates a big shift from usual development cycle and shows possibility of iOS 9 in the development as well.
There are some possibilities here, the first one is that Apple is just moving away from its annual iDevice and iOS release ritual thus to speed up iOS updates for users as well as reducing the chances of latest iOS that comes alongside new hardware being buggy. And second chance is that the company is simply working on these versions and still planning to launch the new iOS 9 along with its new hardware. and final possibility is that much like Apple OS X 10.x, You may not see iOS 9, instead, iOS 8.x, that could be a bit confusing to iOS users though .
Earlier rumors suggested that the iOS 8 would bring huge improvements for the Maps, but that didn’t happen. Maybe one of the updates bring those improvements.