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Some developers are seeing their apps getting tested on Apple iPhone 6 and iOS 7

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Some developers are seeing their apps getting tested on Apple iPhone 6 and iOS 7
Not only is it the beginning of the new year, it is also the start of that crazy, rumor filled time before the next Apple iPhone model gets introduced when you see headlines scream, "Is this the Apple iPhone 6?" You might think that it is too early to play this game considering that the Apple iPhone 5 launched in the states just a little more than 3 months ago. However a new report says that some developers are seeing on their app usage logs, Apple testing their apps on a device with the identifier iPhone 6.1, running iOS 7. The current Apple iPhone 5 has an identifier of iPhone 5.1 or iPhone 5.2 depending on the LTE model of the phone, and which 4G bands it supports. And while such device identifier data can be falsified, the IP address shows the testing originated from Apple's Cupertino campus, confirming the legitimacy of the test.

The IP address of the testing shows it coming from the Cupertino campus

The IP address of the testing shows it coming from the Cupertino campus

The developer logs would seem to show that Apple is busy testing some popular and well known apps on the next Apple iPhone. Last May, developers noticed iOS 6 being tested with their apps. The next month, Apple introduced the latest build of its mobile OS, which was launched in September. If the same timeline repeats, we could be 6 months away from iOS7 becoming reality. Both iOS 5 and iOS 6 were introduced at Apple's June WWDC in San Francisco and that pattern could hold up with iOS 7.

If Apple is now testing the next iPhone, there is always a chance that a prototype could show up on the floor of a bar somewhere near Cupertino. That is what happened with the Apple iPhone 4 and the Apple iPhone 4S. Earlier this year, it was the Google Nexus 4 that was discovered sopping up the suds on the floor of a local watering hole. 

source: TheNextWeb, 9to5Mac via Gizmodo

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posted on 01 Jan 2013, 18:54 23

1. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5632; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


It's going to look just like the all the other iPhone models and with its same boring IOS grid with its same 4" screen with DUAL core

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 21:18 2

18. _.Apple.Royally._ (Posts: 8; Member since: 29 Dec 2012)


We shall do the "EPIC LAUGH" We Apple will continue to keep this "ICONIC DESIGN™" Just like Ferrari and Lambos do, and will sell perputally like no others, will fail if tried by others.
We like that®

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 21:58 5

27. MeoCao (unregistered)


Apple just can afford to keep status quo any more. Android is too big threat to ignore.

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 22:50 1

29. Ninetysix (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Guess which company is getting more than 60%+ of mobile profits?

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-and-Samsung-now-account-for-99-of-mobile-profits_id36619

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 23:52 2

34. MeoCao (unregistered)


And Apple cannot keep things that way w/o innovation. Android has suppassed iOS in quality, and the ecosystem is closing the gap with huge momentum.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 01:07 1

39. quakan (Posts: 1078; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Apple takes in 60% of mobile profits but yet the Android enthusiasts swear that Apple is dying and Android is crushing Apple. I think they need to realize Apple isn't going anywhere anytime soon whether they like it or not.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 03:44 1

43. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Wait and watch....

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 00:31 2

36. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1059; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


maybe we wont see an iphone 5s considering the epic fail in design and os the iphone 5 has been. Apple might directly jump to ios7 and iphone 6 if they're to stay afloat in this market.
that old trick of Apple to suck money from the customers by selling the same model for two years just aint gonna cut it anymore!

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 14:45

49. cripton805 (Posts: 907; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


I don't think the design failed. It just hasn't changed much. Which is good and bad. Instead of focusing on changes, they're focusing on refinements, and I think it would be wise for them to make a better looking OS with better multi task.

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 21:20 2

19. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 2842; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


So why did you waste your time making the first comment in an Apple article?

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 21:54 1

26. MeoCao (unregistered)


It's always fun to laugh about Apple I guess :)

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 18:55 6

2. wendygarett (unregistered)


Doesn't matter, just take my money!!! :D

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 19:01 6

5. Insignificant (Posts: 189; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Back to disliking your comments, lol.
Anyway, I think it is either a larger version of the phone with the same specs and a slightly better camera, or not a better camera - or just more powerful and more colours or something. Apple is doing things differently nowadays, you never know...

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 21:38 4

21. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5632; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Wendy please that joke is getting old jeeze

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 22:57 1

30. wendygarett (unregistered)


I wasn't joke I'm serious :)

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 05:45

44. tech2 (Posts: 1306; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


It would be better if could donate those money. Just saying, coz thats what u say on every article -_-

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 18:56 1

3. _.Apple.Royally._ (Posts: 8; Member since: 29 Dec 2012)


We like that®

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 19:00 10

4. joey18 (Posts: 493; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


i dont know how amazing is ios 7 for now is very boring UI

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 19:50 1

9. amohammed261 (Posts: 2; Member since: 04 Nov 2012)


well the iphone ui is very simple. and android is slow totally garbage with constant lag even high end smarthphone. ui is not everything. the cpu is powerful but the green bot(andriod sys) draws most the power.

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 21:04 1

16. rusticguy (Posts: 2810; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Java is always known to be a resource hog.

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 21:38

22. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 5632; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


iPhone ui is GETTING OLD for the last time so as the designs and yet still million of people keep buying it and doesn't realize how boring it looks just a bigger screen smaller resolution not even at 720P HD or don't want to call it HD excuse me RETINA DISPLAY.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 01:00

38. quakan (Posts: 1078; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


For millions of people to keep buying it, they must not be as bored of the UI as you think. You have to realize people can actually like something that you don't.

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 21:46 1

24. opensourceftw (banned) (Posts: 148; Member since: 01 Jan 2013)


Funny, I've had my S3 for months no and it has never frozen and very rarely lags, and if it does it's a second at most. Fail more.

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 22:45 3

28. Ninetysix (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Are you doing your S3 death countdown as well? Prepare to have your S3 die a horrible death for no reason. Here's an example of a thread in xda. There are tons of others. This one 150+ pages.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1993044

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 19:05 7

6. MaineMan91 (Posts: 25; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


there going to add a couple more lame ass features and call it revolutionary and maybe add an inch or 2 to the screen, ha note 2 all the way

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 20:49

12. bucky (Posts: 1222; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Most adults don't want a huge screen. 4-4.3" is max. That's why I still think the sgs2 is the best android phone.

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 20:55 6

15. ckoch125 (Posts: 166; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


If that was the case, all these big screen phones wouldn't be selling as well as they are

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 21:37

20. bucky (Posts: 1222; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Plenty of teens out there...

Picture being in a suit and having a tablet placed against your ear...

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 23:52

33. joey_sfb (Posts: 1968; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I carry my 7.7 in my leg drop with Motorola silvr. Works well for me.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 12:18

47. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 621; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Even if your opinion is the truth, the Galaxy S 2 is not the best Android phone with a 4"-4.3" screen, look at the HTC One S and the RAZR M (which packs a 4,3" in a 4" body) i have a One X and my sister has a Galaxy S 2 and let me tell you the body of the One X isn't that bigger than the one on the Galaxy.

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 19:23 2

7. jeroome86 (Posts: 57; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


This changes everything again.

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 19:41 8

8. tbacba (Posts: 56; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


I can see this 6 month hardware strategy eventually backfiring on Apple. Android has been criticized for their so called fragmentation, but at least the consumer has multiple choices. With essentially a single choice, will an Apple fan purchase a new unsubsidized phone twice a year? Maybe, but it may also turn off those who thought they had the latest and greatest IPhone only to see it surpassed just a few short months later.

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 19:53 1

10. dicemoney (Posts: 57; Member since: 28 Mar 2011)


I think a lot of people are gonna be surprise by apple this year apple know they need to make a lot of change . My next phone might be an iPhone (i can't believe I just type that).

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 23:06 1

31. amiaq (Posts: 321; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


Then iOS will start to lag with all the new features. Also the features will be available only to the latest model. So what's the point.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 00:31

35. -box- (Posts: 3564; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


What do you mean "start"?!

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 01:13

40. quakan (Posts: 1078; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


iOS lagging??? Good one. Apple has always been known for its lack of lag and fluidity with iOS.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 12:20

48. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 621; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


My iPod touch lags every now and then, i tried an iPhone and it stuttered a little swiping between the icons and the search thingy. Every phone/computer/tablet stutters a bit.

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 20:10 6

11. ray77 (Posts: 121; Member since: 17 Nov 2012)


Boring next!!!

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 21:39 1

23. bucky (Posts: 1222; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Follow your own advice and skip the article...

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 20:51

13. Bozzor (Posts: 88; Member since: 02 May 2012)


If Apple stays its current course of 1 major update each year, it risks slowly losing share as the update cycles for Android makers can produce more advanced hardware every 3 months, 6 months maximum. If it goes the twice yearly update, it will risk losing out on the manufacturing learning curve and stress risks on the supply chain. But my guess is it will accept those risks: it will actually take the fight to Android and likely increase screen size to maybe just under 5 inches for an 'iPhone Pro' type. And maybe, just maybe, many people with the means will buy two iPhones a year, creating a huge used iPhone market, which will see used iPhones turn up in more poor countries. Interesting if that happens...

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 20:54 1

14. ckoch125 (Posts: 166; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


All I really care about is what IOS 7 will bring and if it will have any major changes

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 21:04 4

17. ljade.abadinas (Posts: 21; Member since: 30 Nov 2012)


iPhone and iOS is just getting boring. :|

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 00:32 2

37. -box- (Posts: 3564; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


correction: it has been boring for about 3-4 years now.

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 21:48

25. dan86 (Posts: 298; Member since: 17 Mar 2012)


Oh no! Not again the revolutionary and resolutionary crap for the 6th time fooling around people.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 08:31

45. kingpet13 (Posts: 139; Member since: 02 Feb 2012)


7th time; OG,3g,3gs,4,4s,5 is six people just don't lie to skip numbers so they would call it the iPhone 6. Though I think it would be good marketing to call it the 7, because people who don't realize why they called it that would than be more likely to look up the phone.

posted on 01 Jan 2013, 23:42

32. BigBoss10 (Posts: 193; Member since: 31 Aug 2012)


iPhone 6 no iPhone 5s?

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 01:16

41. quakan (Posts: 1078; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


I'm due for an upgrade in November so I hope Apple jumps straight to the iPhone 6.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 01:45

42. GALAXY-STORM (Posts: 328; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)


They are gonna make it 5 inch screen with 1080p diaplay with 441 ppi and the next thing they will do is to find a way to patent those numbers.
Hey if they can patent curved edges they will try to patent screen sizes as well so that they can continue the regular pattern suing for patent infringement.

posted on 02 Jan 2013, 10:28

46. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)


I don't think iOS 7 will be radically different. Jony Ive has only been in charge of iOS' design for 2 months. I think it'll be next year when we'll (hopefully) see something new from iOS.

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