References to iOS 7.0.1, 7.0.2, 7.1, and 8 are already showing up in the tracking logs of some websites, according to reports. Some of the v7.0.1 and v7.1 hits date back to early August, but v7.0.2 is a more recent phenomenon, having manifested shortly after last week's Apple press event. iOS 8 surfaced at the end of August. In all cases, the hits are believed
to stem from IPs associated with Apple.
Apple is only due to release iOS 7 on September 18th. By August, though, the company may have realized that some features and bugfixes wouldn't be ready in a month's time, and forked off some of its team to work on later updates. It's unclear what those might contain, although Apple is thought to be working on Maps improvements
, and full integration of iOS in the Car.