AppleInsider reports today that traffic data for the website indicates that visits from devices running iOS 9 have been increasing over the past month, reaching a peak last week.
This represents the very earliest rumblings of iOS 9, with very little information on the forthcoming release having leaked out into the public domain so far.
It’s thought that Apple’s recent purchases of HopStop and Embark could lead to improvements and new features in the Maps app, but there has been no official word from Apple on any such new features so far.
AppleInsider notes that Apple’s 2013 acquisition of WifiSLAM could mean that Apple is looking to add features revolving around indoor navigation technology, which uses Wi-Fi signals to provide location data inside buildings.
Other improvements expected in iOS 9, but not yet officially confirmed, include allowing third-party software developers access to Siri, and also giving developers access to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus NFC chip for apps other than Apple Pay.
All speculation for now, of course, with Apple not expected to unveil iOS 9 until its WWDC in June.