A few observant app developers have seen traces of Apple’s latest iPhone and iOS software in their usage logs. From the logs, developers have been seeing hardware with an “iPhone 6,1″ model identifier running on iOS 7 which is expected to be released in the middle of the year. The current iPhone 5 has the “iPhone 5,1″ and “iPhone 5,2″ model identifiers depending on the LTE model and the 4G bands on which it operates.
Apple’s software development team looks to be compatibility testing some popular app already available on the App Store to sort out any kinks. From the developers logs shared to The Next Web, the app requests originate from an IP address on Apple’s own Cupertino offices. No other specifics on the hardware and software features were shared in the developer logs.
Apple has usually released developer seeds of its major operating system updates at its annual WWDC event, which is usually held in San Francisco in June. In the past, references to Apple’s iOS 6 were seen a month ahead of its launch at WWDC 2012, so it may be a few more months before we spot more of Apple’s latest update.
Source: The Next Web