While iOS community is waiting for September 18, the iOS 7 release date, some future iOS firmwares has already started appearing in the weblogs of some websites. Base on the weblogs, it’s believed that iOS 7.0.1, iOS 7.0.2, and iOS 7.1 widely in testing phase inside Apple.
9to5mac reports that their website is actively getting hits from devices running iOS 7.0.1, iOS 7.0.2, and iOS 7.1 and all of these visits, from unreleased iOS firmwares, are coming from Cupertino, Apple’s homeland.
It won’t come as a surprise if Apple releases iOS 7.0.1 or a ‘point’ update soon after the iOS 7 release. The point update typically comes to fix numerous bugs found in initial major firmware release.
While it’s very easy to manipulate the browser agent, it’s very likely that iOS 7.1, 7.0.1, or 7.0.2 are already in testing by Apple internally. Based on the web log, it seems that Apple will be releasing two minor firmware updates after iOS 7. It’s also being speculated that Apple might be releasing iOS 7.1 alongside new iPad launch in October.
As far as the iOS 7 jailbreak release is concerned, point updates (iOS 7.0.1…) may result in delay of the jailbreak. Jailbreak developers tend to wait for a major release such as iOS 7.1 to be released before releasing the jailbreak just to ensure a longer utility of the jailbreak.