App devs notice iOS 6 hits in analytics software

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iOS application developers are spotting devices running iOS 6 in application usage logs.

iOS application developers are spotting devices running iOS 6 in application usage logs.

iOS 6 is the next incarnation of the iOS software used in Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. This update is highly anticipated, due the addition of new software features, including a new Maps application with a 3D option.

9to5mac reports that developers running analytics software are beginning to notice users running versions of iOS 6. Analytics software let developers keep track of who is using their applications. This information includes the version of iOS that said users were running.

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While most hits began appearing sometime in the past week, some developers reported hits as early as late April. Several versions of iOS6 have been going around the Apple campus. This indicates that the software is likely going to be released soon, presumably during June’s World Wide Developers Conference.

There is always excitement when Apple prepares to update its software, especially that of mobile devices. So many people actually own Apple devices, which are getting improved on every year. While there will surely be much to rejoice about in iOS6, users should not expect the addition of Android-like widgets and major home screen changes. While hackers will always have their way with the software, the official UI style of iOS has stayed very consistent throughout its history, and isn’t likely to change any time soon.

On the 14th, The Wall Street Journal revealed that Apple will also be revealing updates to the iCloud service at this year’s WWDC. New features will include sharing and commenting features on photos, and video syncing capabilities.

Source:9to5mac

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