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 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



46. timtimity

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 13, 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.


Posts: 328; Member since: Oct 13, 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.

41. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

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

32. BigBoss10

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

iPhone 6 no iPhone 5s?

25. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

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

45. kingpet13

Posts: 139; Member since: Feb 02, 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.

17. ljade.abadinas

Posts: 21; Member since: Nov 30, 2012

iPhone and iOS is just getting boring. :|

37. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

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

14. ckoch125

Posts: 193; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

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

13. Bozzor

Posts: 248; Member since: May 02, 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...

11. ray77

Posts: 126; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

Boring next!!!

23. bucky

Posts: 3797; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Follow your own advice and skip the article...

10. dicemoney

Posts: 59; Member since: Mar 28, 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).

31. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 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.

35. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

What do you mean "start"?!

40. quakan

Posts: 1419; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

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

48. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 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.

8. tbacba

Posts: 134; Member since: Mar 31, 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.

7. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

This changes everything again.

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: 3797; 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: 193; 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: 3797; 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.

4. joey18

Posts: 697; 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: 1419; 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.

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