Apple is working on a new version of its desktop operating system — OS X 10.9. This was announced by AppleInsider, referring to the online statistics of some websites. It might be nice to know that some websites have registered computers where OS X 10.9 is installed. The IP addresses of those computers are converted to Apple’s headquarters in Cupertino.
AppleInsider reports that it has received more than 30 total visits by machines equipped with a version of OS X recognized as 10.9. But AppleInsider is not the only one to have recorded these types of visits. It seems the latest OS is installed on numerous other U.S. websites computers, especially those dedicated to the Apple world.
“A glance at our own log showed similar activity, although we have not increased significantly in the past months. Rather, we have seen a number of peaks in the activity at least since mid-August, mostly concentrated on weekdays, that is when you work with the internal testing. Similar patterns they had seen before with OS X 10.8 and OS X 10.7 in 2011 in 2009/2010,” says the report.
Statistics can be faked, but there is every reason to believe that Apple really is developing the next version of the operating system, despite the fact that the last version was released recently.
In recent years, Apple has moved to an annual renewal cycle of OS X, the latest version of which was published in the official catalog of the Mac App Store in July of this year. The OS X 10.7 Lion operating system was launched in July last year. Previously, OS X 10.6 was launched in August 2009, while OS X 10.5 Leopard in was launched in October 2007.
Recall that the Mountain Lion was named as Apple’s most successful desktop operating system in the line — in less than two months before it has passed more than 7 million users. This was a record among all versions of Mac OS X.
Apple top managers believe that the most promising option in the development of the OS X operating system is the convergence of mobile operating system iOS. Apple has already started to integrate the functions of iOS to the desktop version of the operating system with OS X 10.7 Lion.