Early doors as it may be, rumors are already swirling about what Apple could be lining up for both the unannounced iPhone 6 and the iOS 7 operating system the fabled device is expected to debut later this year.
According to a recently published report by The Next Web, beady-eyed developers have stumbled across an identifier online which appears to be that of the iPhone 6. They claim to have found evidence of a device being tested carrying the code number of iPhone 6.1, running iOS 7 and apparently scheduled for a mid-2013 release date.
Those behind the analysis also went as far as to state that the developer logs in question contained evidence of communication originating from the Cupertino Campus of Apple’s development headquarters, adding enormous weight to the authenticity of the claims.
According to the report from The Next Web, “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,”
“Although OS and device data can be faked, the unique IP footprint leading back to Apple’s Cupertino campus leads us to believe this is not one of those attempts.”
Not only does the report seem to confirm that the iPhone 6 is indeed to some extent a reality, but also that Apple appears to have eliminated the possibility of an iPhone 5S – a refresh of the iPhone 5 rumored to be landing toward the summer of this year.
In a rare turn of events, Apple quite seriously has its work cut out in terms of making the iPhone 6 the same smash-hit many of its predecessors were. Rather than taking the market by storm and breaking the mold in the most astonishing ways, the last couple of iPhone releases have been welcomed as something of a slightly vitamin-enriched rehash of what we already have –in many way playing catch-up with Android.
As such, some have come to expect an iPhone 6 that well and truly sets a new standard for Apple with a screen-size pushing the five-inch mark, or perhaps even the first ever truly affordable iPhone, stripped-back and delivered for a truly remarkably low off-contract price.