[UPDATE: Apple’s clearly spotted its error thanks to the hype. iMovie’s compatibility only extends up to iPhone 5 now. Confusion can stop.]
If you head on over to the iTunes page for iMovie for iPhone (and others, according to The Verge), you’ll notice that down in the compatibility, it doesn’t have the usual “optimized for iPhone 5” in the bottom. In fact, it says iPhone 6. That’s interesting, seeing as the two devices we are expecting to come on Tuesday are the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, not the iPhone 6. However, you never know until it is announced…here is the full text:
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch, and iPad. This app is optimized for iPhone 6
iPhone 6? This is the first we have seen iPhone 6 being tossed around, instead of the highly expected iPhone 5S name. Now, as iMore points out, there are a few different explanations for something like this. People can make mistakes; what if it is just a typo? Someone could easily have mistyped 6 instead of 5. But it’d be harder to type 6 instead of 5S, so who knows. Also, things get leaked, so it is possible the the rumored 5S will in fact be the iPhone 6. Another possibility that I hadn’t thought of is that, Apple does have a sense of humor to it. A while back we saw strings for devices like the “iPhone10,1” and “iPad 8,1” etc in an iOS beta release, so it could just be another one of those.
Supposedly this is showing up on pages for iMovie, Pages, iPhoto, Keynote, and more applications in the App Store. Also pointed out by The Verge is that on the New Zealand website we are seeing “iPhone 7” instead of iPhone 6, so this could actually be a humorous stunt by Apple after all (see below image).
What do you think? Is this just a comical stunt by Apple? Or is something real going on here? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.