References to iOS 8.1, 8.2, and 8.3 showing up in site analytics

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iOS 8 development continues apace. Andrew Cunningham iOS 8 has been in the hands of the public  for about a week and a half , and the OS has already received a pair of minor updates.  One fixed a handful of small issues in the initial release;  another fixed the major bugs introduced in the first update. But we’re already seeing evidence that Apple is working on some larger updates to the operating system, namely versions 8.1, 8.2, and 8.3. 9to5Mac first pointed out evidence of these new iOS versions this morning, found in its own analytics and data from some of its sources. So we quickly looked into our traffic data for September for similar data. We found requests listing iOS 8.1, 8.2, and 8.3 coming from Apple IP addresses—several thousand from 8.1 and just a few hundred from 8.2 and 8.3, which makes sense given that 8.1 is probably being worked on more aggressively at this point. The news here is not that Apple is continuing to develop new versions of iOS but that releasing an iOS 8.2 or 8.3 update would be a break from recent tradition. The last iOS version to progress beyond x.1 was iOS 4, which came during a much busier period for Apple in general and iOS specifically. Version 4.1 fixed many of the glaring bugs in version 4.0 and helped boost speed on the iPhone 3G, version 4.2 unified the iPhone and iPad versions of the OS and ushered in the first non-AT&T iPhones, and version 4.3 was introduced alongside the iPad 2. To some degree, software version numbers are arbitrary, but releasing three “major” updates for iOS 8 could indicate that iOS 8’s lifecycle will be similarly busy. Read 1 remaining paragraphs | Comments

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