Macs running OS X 10.9 are continuing to show up in ever increasing numbers, possibly hinting that Apple’s next-generation Mac operating system could soon be unveiled to the public.
It was on February 16 of last year that Apple, for the first time, announced OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion. Now, nearly a year later, there is evidence that the company is hard at work testing the next version of its Mac operating system.
AppleInsider reports that traffic logs for their site show numerous visits from machines reporting an as yet unannounced “OS X 10.9” during the month of January.
The site reports that while in October visits from machines reporting OS X 10.9 were only around three dozen total, the number jumped to the thousands in the month of January.
We first reported last fall that it appeared that Apple was testing OS X 10.9 in October, when AppleInsider tracked a handful of machines running the next-gen OS.
Apple has been upgrading OS X on an annual basis for the last couple of years. OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion launched last year in July, and its predecessor, OS X 10.7 Lion, was released in July of 2011.