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Apple testing iOS 7.0.1, 7.0.2 and 7.1

Apple is already testing new versions of iOS 7 with various different updates already being used by the company’s employees.

9to5Mac reports that web analytics have already picked up people testing iOS 7.0.1, iOS 7.0.2, and iOS 7.1 with the locations where the OS is being tested suggesting Apple employees are the ones doing so.

iOS 7.0.1 and 7.0.2 are likely to fix various bugs within the OS whereas iOS 7.1 will be a significant update with functionality improvements as well as support for new pieces of hardware.

It’s rumoured that iOS 7.1 could be designed with a new version of the iPad in mind or to function better with the new line of iMacs that could be released alongside the new iPads next month.

iOS 7 itself was only released earlier today and comes as standard with the iPhone 5C and 5S that are released across the world on 20 September.

The new version of iOS contains a raft of improvements and looks like a completely different proposition when up against iOS 6. There are a variety of new security features as well as iTunes Radio and the fingerprint recognition technology present in the iPhone 5S.

iOS 7 has been optimised for both the iPhone 5C and 5S. The 5C is available in a variety of different colourways and is the first smartphone that Apple has decided to target emerging markets with. The specifications are extremely similar to the iPhone 5 and as a result of the new releases Apple has decided to discontinue the device.

Apple’s attempts at bringing an affordable device to the Chinese market have been hit with some criticism as analysts complained the price point is too high to be considered affordable.

The iPhone 5S, meanwhile, is now Apple’s highest spec smartphone and comes in three different colours with fingerprint recognition and an improved 64-bit processor.