Apple’s latest mobile operating system, iOS 12, is installed on 78% of all iOS devices released in the last four years, but that isn’t causing Apple to rest on its laurels. Devices running iOS 13 have been spotted on the web.
Based on visits to the MacRumors website from Apple IP addresses on devices running iOS 13, work on the update has been picking up over the course of the last few months.
We first spotted devices running iOS 13 in October, and in November and December, visits from iPhones with iOS 13 installed have increased. Visits slowed during late December, but should pick up again now that the holidays are over and work is continuing.
Apple begins work on new operating systems well in advance of their debut. Apple will likely unveil the new iOS version at its Worldwide Developers Conference, traditionally held each June.
Previous reports have indicated that several features expected to make it into iOS 12 were delayed to allow Apple developers to work on bug fixes and under-the-hood performance improvements. Those delayed features are likely to make it into iOS 13.
Rumors suggest new features in the upcoming mobile operating system could include new iPad features, such as a redesigned Files app, in-app tabs for opening multiple windows of the same app, support for using the same app side-by-side in Split View mode, and more.
As can be expected, we’ll likely soon begin seeing leaks about possible iOS 13 features in the coming months. We’ll keep you posted.