Apple iPhone 6 and iOS 7 prototypes being tested

Posted on Wednesday, Jan 02 2013 @ 13:37 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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The Next Web reports developers have begun seeing footprints of Apple's iPhone 6 and the iOS 7 operating system in app usage logs. The IP addresses associated with these devices trace back to Apple's Cupertino campus, leaving no doubt that the company is testing prototypes of its upcoming smartphone and the future version of its mobile iOS.
One developer showed us that Apple has been testing hardware relating to a new ‘iPhone6,1? identifier, powered by a device running iOS 7, which is expected to be released by Apple in the middle part of this year. Apple’s current flagship, the iPhone 5, bears the identifiers ‘iPhone5,1? and ‘iPhone 5,2? depending on the LTE model of the handset and the 4G bands on which it operates.

From the developer logs that we have seen, the app requests originate from an IP address on Apple’s Cupertino campus, suggesting that members of Apple’s software development and app teams are compatibility testing some of the more popular or well-known applications already on the App Store.

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