An iOS developer has found strong evidence of iOS 7 running on a new iPhone model with an identifier “iPhone 6,1″ while patrolling traffic on his app analytics, reports TNW. It’s a strong indication that the newest operating system iOS 7.0 from Apple has been installed on an upcoming iPhone model and is being tested by Apple engineers.
The report concedes that Apple’s iPhone 5, carries the identifiers ‘iPhone5,1′ and ‘iPhone 5,2′ depending on the LTE model and the 4G bands on which the device operates.
Per report – iPhone 6,1 user agents originated from Apple’s corporate IP block in Cupertino and appears to test the well-known applications already on the App Store using iPhone running what looks like iOS 7.0. Since the specific entries originated from Cupertino it is highly likely they were legitimate entries.
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.
This is good news for Apple users for sure, but those good feelings should be tempered with the realization that an iOS 7.0 release could be far off. With many people still running on iOS 6.0.x, why would the 7.0 come any sooner? In case Apple is planning to introduce iOS 7 to developers, it may not happen well before annual WWDC event which is typically held every year in San Francisco in June.
What do you think about the mysterious iPhone model? Is it iPhone 6 or an upgraded iPhone 5S? What features you would like to see on iOS 7? Share your opinion below in the comments section.