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Apple would already be testing various versions (8.1, 8.2 and 8.3) of iOS

According to 9to5Mac, Apple is already testing not just one, but three future versions of iOS (8.1, 8.2 and 8.3). The attitude is somewhat unexpected, since since iOS 5 Apple has not passed the version “x.1” the only one until then that reached a version “x.3” was iOS 4.

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As these big leaps usually indicate the implementation of cool features and not just bug fixes, it was enough for some people to consider that Apple may be changing the way it updates its system, abandoning the idea of ​​a major release per year for iOS (usually in our spring this, autumn in the northern hemisphere).

This is because it is difficult for a company to reconcile the implementation of so many new features in these three versions and still work on iOS 9 in such a short time. This can happen? Of course! But the truth is that these three versions of iOS 8 may already have very determined features even announced by the company, and that they need to reach iOS 8 at some point, such as Apple Pay (which will land in October), the iCloud Photo Library (which is still in beta; some users do not even see the option in the Settings of the device), compatibility with the Apple Watch (which will be launched in early 2015), the likely implementation of the split screen (run two apps simultaneously) and by go

There is a lot that Apple still needs to deliver to users on iOS 8 and, who knows, all this is already being tested in these versions so that they are implemented gradually. For now, even with this early development of three updates, there are no clear reasons for us not to believe in the arrival of iOS 9 in 2015.