iOS 17 / watchOS 10 / macOS 14 traces have appeared in Apple’s open source repository, and the number of internal testers has surged

IT House reported on January 28 that Apple is speeding up the development of iOS 17 and other new updates coming this year. According to 9to5 Mac, Apple has pushed some updates to open source documents that reference iOS 17.

Every year, Apple prepares new iOS, macOS, and watchOS updates in advance and uploads references to various open source repositories. This year is no exception, and Apple has added references to iOS 17, watchOS 10, and macOS 14. Typically, Apple will refer to future releases as “TBA” to hide their actual version number, but sometimes references are leaked.

A sharp increase in iOS 17 usage has been seen in Google Analytics data since early December,Marks an increase in the number of people testing iOS 17 internally at Apple.

IT Home learned that iOS 17, macOS 14, watchOS 10, iPadOS 17 and tvOS 17 are expected to be released at WWDC 2023 in June, and the official version will be released in September and October. This year, the updates will also reportedly accompany Apple’s Reality Pro headset, which will introduce a new operating system to Apple’s lineup.

Apple has not announced the date of WWDC2023, and it is unclear whether it will be an offline or hybrid virtual event.

As Apple focuses on Reality Pro headset and software development, Bloomberg reports iOS 17 will have “fewer major changes than originally planned”. The same reportedly applies to iPadOS 17 and macOS 14, which Gurman says is codenamed “Sunburst.”