iOS 6 Spotted In Developer's App Log, Internal Testing Underway
App Developers’ logs show that Apple is internally testing iOS 6 on multiple Apps which are currently available in iTunes App store. 9to5Mac posted a screenshot from iOS developer’s App log which shows that their apps are being tested on iOS 6.0. This is not for the first time that Apple’s unannounced iOS version popped in developer logs. iOS 5.0 which was released in summer last year also showed up in developers’ log before its announcement. Apple is reportedly planning to launch their 6th major iOS release at WWDC in June this year.
A developer on the basis on anonymity informed 9t05Mac that his app was being used by some users who are running iOS 6.0. Remember that no beta version of iOS 6 is available so it confirms that Apple is internally testing some major iOS Apps before seeding first beta to Apple developers.
One app developer informed us today that it has recently noticed users running iOS 6 using its app. The developer observed the “iOS6″ string when collecting the OS version from analytics software. It has not been able to trace exactly when the iOS 6 users started appearing, but it was sometime over the past week. Other developers that we spoke to began seeing hits in late April. There is a good chance that this means Apple is amidst iOS 6 compatibility testing with higher-profile applications from the App Store.
It is still not confirmed what new features Apple is planning to introduce in iOS 6 but one thing which has been confirmed by internal sources is that Apple is ditching Google Maps for sure. Apple would be introducing all new 3D maps for the first time which would be powered by C3 Technologies, a company Apple acquired last year.
If you’re familiar with Apple’s recent event schedule then you must know that Apple’s annual WWDC 2012 is scheduled in June this year. We already know that Apple would be introducing their all new OS X Mountain Lion operation system for Macs. Developers’ preview of OS X Mountain Lion has already been seeded and the public launch is scheduled in summer which we’re assuming would be take place around (at) WWDC 2012.
We will keep you updated on this, stay tuned!