Despite the fact that the iPhone 5 and iOS 6 have only been out for a few months talk has started about the next new iPhone , the iPhone 6 and iOS 7. While much could be put down to rumor, developers are now starting to see the signs of a new iPhone identifier and a new iOS update in the app usage logs. One developer has spotted the tell-tale signs that Apple are testing a new iPhone 6.1 hardware on a device that is running on iOS 7, which is expected to be released mid-June onwards.
The app requests have been logged as coming from an IP address within the Cupertino campus, leading to the belief that tests are currently being run on some of the more common App Store applications. While it is perfectly possible for data to be faked it’s looking likely that this is the real deal. Although there have been no reports of any details, either on hardware or software, Apple started development on iOS 7 towards the end of 2012. And, in May 2012, details were spotted of iOS 6 in the same way and that was launched at the WWDC in June 2012.
That said, don’t get your hopes up just yet. A release of iOS 7 could still be a long way off and it’s not likely that developers will get their hands on it before this year’s WWDC event in June.