Looks Like Apple Is Testing New iPhone, iOS

Developers spot tell-tale sign
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 2, 2013 12:45 PM CST
Looks Like Apple Is Testing New iPhone, iOS
FILE - In this Friday, July 20, 2012 file photo, workers clean the rooftop of a building near an Apple Store in Shanghai, China.   (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

Enjoying that new iPhone 5 you got for Christmas? Well, Apple may already be working to make it a dinosaur. The tech giant already appears to be testing a new iPhone with a new version of iOS, developers tell The Next Web. App usage logs for some of Apple's biggest apps show that they're being used with hardware identified as "iPhone6.1," running iOS7, the developers say, and the IP addresses associated with those requests point to Apple's Cupertino campus.

That data could be fake, but the IP addresses have the Next Web convinced. Over at The Street, Chris Ciaccia wonders if new Apple products are even a big deal anymore. "Sentiment changed towards Apple," he argues, when it "released a slew of new products" at the end of 2012, including many—like the iPhone 5—that seemed like mere incremental upgrades. "Apple has to do something big in the next couple of years, perhaps as early as iPhone 6, to keep customers coming back." (More iPhone 5 stories.)

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