The last major version of Apple’s Mac OS, namely OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, was released by the company in February last year. Fast forward a year and another major OS X release is due on Apple. A number of websites are receiving significant amounts of traffic from machines claiming to run OS X 10.9, which hints that Apple may be on the verge of releasing the next version.
Traffic logs of websites such as AppleInsider are currently registering hits from a number of such machines which are running OS X 10.9. The version hasn’t been announced by Apple yet, so it is very probable that the machines running the said version of Mac operating system are simply testing out OS X 10.9.
Logs hint that it was in October, 2012 that the earliest hits from OS X 10.9 machines were received. Back then, nearly three dozen or so machines, which accessed AppleInsider, claimed to be running the unannounced OS. Now, a few months later, the number of machines running OS X 10.9 has grown well into thousands.
That may even hint that Apple has probably handed over the as-yet unannounced OS to a select group of developers who are testing out the new OS now. Given the nature of the activity related to OS X 10.9 on the web, and its significant growth over recent months, it can be expected that Apple will release OS X 10.9 in the coming weeks. The new features that are expected to be included in the new version of OS X are Siri and Maps integration.
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