Evidence of iOS 7 and 7th gen iPhone testing appears in app usage logs

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.

Via: TNW

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  • http://www.joshspadd.com/ JerenYun

    I would assume the 5S doesn’t have any real design change, favoring internal improvements over external modifications. Instead, I think iOS 7 will be the focus. The 3GS’ big improvements was in software. The 4S had Siri. I would assume the 5S will be similar.

  • samichaels96

    Of course they’re testing the next iPhone, just as I am sure that Samsung is testing the next Galaxy S device and the next Galaxy Note device, and Motorola is testing the next Razr models, and HTC is testing the successor to the One series. Just because people are finding logs saying that iOS 7 and iPhone 6,1 has accessed the app doesn’t mean that a release is coming soon.

  • pld940

    @samichaels96 They never said that the release was soon….

  • pld940

    @JerenYun Yeah, I believe that this may be Apples new thing…. 2001 was the iPod, 2007 was the iPhone, 2010 was the iPad. It’s 3 years since the iPad, maybe they wont have a completely new product, but a completely new software. Maybe they can add some more Mac OSX things to iOS and vise versa.

  • rolandordiaz1

    Apple better release a redesigned phone if they hope to stay competitive. I feel as feel the sagging sales are a warning shot that they need to take seriously. I think that a redesigned iPhone with maybe a larger screen that can compete with the android behemoths is the way to go. Releasing an 5S and as well as a “giant” iPhone might be resonable as well

  • http://atcshortsales.com/ Leonila Silvia

    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.

  • http://www.joshspadd.com/ JerenYun

    @pld940 I actually think the next iPad will have some improvements in line with the iPad Mini and iPhone 5. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a thinner and lighter 9.7″ iPad, which I think would be great. One thing people notice is the weight of the full-sized iPad, and bringing it down would be a big improvement.