It’s a new year, bringing with it some new rumors and evidence pointing towards the next generation iPhone and its operating system. And – unlike supply chain sources – the best way to catch any real evidence of new devices is by digging in to usage logs. The report comes via TheNextWeb who were shown various clues by a variety of developers.
One user showed an “iPhone 6,1” identifier indicating that the next gen iPhone is certainly in testing right now, it also showed that the device was running iOS 7. If the identifier doesn’t mean much to you, it’s helpful to remember that the iPhone 5 identifier was “iPhone 5,1” or “iPhone 5,2” depending on the 4G bands it used.
Sadly, there’s no juicy information regarding design, features or release date just yet. It could be released in summer or in early fall. The truth is, we really don’t know at the moment. But, we’re all fairly sure that it’s going to be a “5S” and not a “6”.
If I can throw my own personal 2 cents worth in to the mix, I’d say it was highly unlikely that Apple would change the design much if the next phone is being released this year. Let’s hope the team focusses on giving our favorite operating system a facelift.