Saturday, March 3, 2012

Apple is testing iOS 6, according to Ars Technica's website stats

Popular technology news blog Ars Technica staff noticed something interesting in their website stat logs. They have been getting some traffic from devices running iOS 6, which is nowhere in sight for the general public right now.

We believe this proves that Apple has begun in-house testing of builds of the next version of their mobile operating system, iOS 6 already.
Apple is known for serious prototyping and testing. Going with their current release cycle, the next version of iOS is not expected anytime soon. It generally comes out about the same time as new iPhone models.

Ars Technica logs said that the iOS 6 traffic was, in fact, coming from an IP address registered to Apple's corporate block in Cupertino.

Besides, they also had some traffic coming from devices with a screen resolution of 2048x1536, which is the rumored resolution on the next-generation iPad, which will have a Retina-display with resolution double that of the current generation Apple tablet.

[via Ars Technica]