Apple reportedly testing the iPhone 6 right now
Traces of Apple’s new iPhone and iOS software have surfaced in app usage logs. Developers have contacted The Next Web sharing references to a new iPhone identifier and the next big operating system from Cupertino: The iOS 7.
One of the developers showed that Apple has been testing hardware relating to a new ‘iPhone6.1′ identifier, powered by a device running iOS 7, which is expected to be released by Apple around halfway through the year. The current flagship from Apple, the iPhone 5, bears the identifiers ‘iPhone5.1′ and ‘iPhone 5.2′ depending on the LTE model of the handset and the 4G bands on which it operates.
The developer logs suggest that the app requests originate from an IP address on Apple’s Cupertino campus, which gives credibility to the rumour as OS and device data can be faked. No specifics on hardware or software features are shared in developer logs, but sources have indicated that Apple began working on the new version of iOS 7 towards the end of 2012 and is soon to finalise the features that will be included in its first public release.
Apple tests their products years before they’re released. What we’re seeing now is the final stage of a product where it is actively tested without much secrecy, though that is still to be expected from Apple.
Source: The Next Web
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2 January, 2013