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

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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49 Comments

1. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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

18. _.Apple.Royally._

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 29, 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®

27. MeoCao unregistered

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

29. Ninetysix

Posts: 2931; Member since: Oct 08, 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

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.

39. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 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.

43. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4766; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Wait and watch....

36. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 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!

49. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 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.

19. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

26. MeoCao unregistered

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

2. wendygarett unregistered

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

5. Insignificant

Posts: 192; Member since: Sep 22, 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...

21. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Wendy please that joke is getting old jeeze

30. wendygarett unregistered

I wasn't joke I'm serious :)

44. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

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

3. _.Apple.Royally._

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

We like that®

4. joey18

Posts: 647; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

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

9. amohammed261

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 04, 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.

16. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Java is always known to be a resource hog.

22. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

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.

38. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 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.

24. opensourceftw

Posts: 148; Member since: Jan 01, 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.

28. Ninetysix

Posts: 2931; Member since: Oct 08, 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

6. MaineMan91

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 26, 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

12. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 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.

15. ckoch125

Posts: 192; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

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

20. bucky

Posts: 3771; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Plenty of teens out there... Picture being in a suit and having a tablet placed against your ear...

33. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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

47. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 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.

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