Captain Obvious: Apple testing iPhone 6 and iOS 7

If you don't think Apple is already testing early versions of the next iPhone and the next version of iOS, then you really don't know a lot about the mobile phone industry. This week, a new report claims that some app developers are seeing identifiers in their usage stats that show Apple is using a device with the "iPhone6,1" label and running under iOS 7.

The Next Web posted up this news, via unnamed sources, and also says the IP addresses of these identifies seem to come from Apple’s Cupertino, California headquarters. In retrospect, it's about the least shocking thing in the world to learn that Apple is testing the next iteration of their highly successful smartphone and mobile OS in their offices.

For us, it's far more important to learn information about what features will be put into iOS 7 and the next iPhone and so far there's nothing on that front. It's likely that Apple will reveal some of their official details of iOS 7 at their next Worldwide Developer Conference. That will likely be held in June in San Francisco. Last year's WWDC was the event that Apple used for the reveal for iOS 6. As far as the next iPhone, we won't likely hear anything official on that front from Apple until sometime in the fall of 2013.

Source: The Next Web

Report a problem with article
Previous Story

Facebook password laws go into effect in some US states

Next Story

Tobii REX Windows 8 eye tracking add-on announced

30 Comments

Commenting is disabled on this article.

iPhone 6? What about the 5S...oh wait...it will be the 5S....lol. iOS7? Will look exactly like iOS 6. Siri will still work like crap, Maps will still send you to places in the middle of gods nowhere and losers will still stand in line hoping this new release will finally have features my phone had 2 years ago.

All the iSheep secretly really want an Android smartphone. They crave for a device above 4" in size, choice of web broswers, especially ones that support Flash, they want Swype, they want thems, they want choice of colors, carriers and more. They are too ashamed to switch bec A, they cant leave Apple because by now they have spent at least $5000 in their platform and they cant take it with them, B - afraid to get ridiculed by fellow iDevice users and C ALL OF THE ABOVE.

Here is some help. Get an Android phone and get an iPad, problem solved.

iOS7 will definitely need a new processor because iOS7 will be so bloated you will need a faster CPU to make it run smooth. iOS6 runs terrible on iPhone 4 as did iOS4 on the iPhone 3G. Which means iOS7 will run terrible on the 4S which will push people to at least rush an buy a iPhone 5.

And the A6XX processor will likely finally be quadcore and the phoen will still have 1GB of RAM forcing apps to scale an run only within 512MB which is to small for apps using Objective C. Same size as the 5, same boring icons rows and columns ad same old iPhone 4 exterior with that big ass ugly home button.

Yet Samsign has had new devices of their flagship every year and so has HTC. Samsung is the world sales king now over Nokia who was the leader for a very long time.

With Apple you invest and you are stuck. With Android, if you get sick of one phone you have 100's to choose form and mostly all your apps can function on the next model, no matter what size it is.

Apple is a sad waste of money. I am so glad i only rode the train for 2 phone models.

Edited by Hi_XPecTa_Chens, Jan 3 2013, 6:45pm :

will this be the iphone that revolutionises the mobile industry with the introduction of NFC and wireless charging......

I predict it'll be the 5S, it'll have a slightly better gpu, look exactly the same, and probably have NFC. iOS will never change it's appearance, they might augment it, but it's stuck as it is as it'll confuse too many people if it changed.

I half expect they'll pump out a "5S" with some rudimentary improvements but they'll likely go with the "6" name to make it sound better.

Cue millions of hipsters lining up to get relieved of money they don't have, in the form of credit cards or student loans.

why would they change it? they have people addicted to over similicity, if anything they will make OSX more like that I can't see iOS's home screen drastically changing for 3 or 4 more versions

It's simple when you have a few apps. Great actually. But when your screens start getting cluttered with icons, you can only organize so much with the present functionality of the folders. Something in addition to that, like an apps list like in Windows Phone would be a god send. There isn't a need to get rid of the existing structure, but just add to it.

I just think its fully how Apple back tracked with Apple Maps and have to revert to Google Maps, Steve Jobs would be turning in his grave after that one..for me Apple lost all credibility after that...

I didn't get the update that restored Google Maps on my iPhone. Maybe you mean Google releasing their standalone app? That's not the same at all.

That's like saying Windows 8 now comes with Google Chrome because I can download it.

clearly im not an Apple fan boy like yourself but it was clear to me when Apple launched the Iphone 5 and IOS6 that one of its unique selling points was its mapping software which turned out to be one the worst bits of software ever created (apart from ITunes that is) so it seems ironic that Apple dropped Google maps from IOS 6 then suddenly re-introduced it after Apple maps made an epic fail.

I quote " Apple ignited consumer fervor earlier this month when it opted to dump Google Maps from iOS6, forcing users to switch to Apple's app, which many users found to be underwhelming or inaccurate when compared with Google's offering."

"CEO Tim Cook's rare apology for Apple's beleaguered map application, the company has retreated on claims that the app was the "most powerful mapping service ever." enough said really.

ukmercenary said,
clearly im not an Apple fan boy like yourself but it was clear to me when Apple launched the Iphone 5 and IOS6 that one of its unique selling points was its mapping software which turned out to be one the worst bits of software ever created (apart from ITunes that is) so it seems ironic that Apple dropped Google maps from IOS 6 then suddenly re-introduced it after Apple maps made an epic fail.

I quote " Apple ignited consumer fervor earlier this month when it opted to dump Google Maps from iOS6, forcing users to switch to Apple's app, which many users found to be underwhelming or inaccurate when compared with Google's offering."

"CEO Tim Cook's rare apology for Apple's beleaguered map application, the company has retreated on claims that the app was the "most powerful mapping service ever." enough said really.

It doesn't take an Apple fanboy to do a quick Google search and comprehend what has actually happened. You're claiming that Apple dropped Google's mapping data then back tracked and reintroduced it. Not in this reality.

ukmercenary said,
so it seems ironic that Apple dropped Google maps from IOS 6 then suddenly re-introduced it after Apple maps made an epic fail.

I'll ask the same question that omgben asked (and you avoided answering). Where are you getting this idea that Apple as added Google Maps back to iOS?

ukmercenary said,
clearly im not an Apple fan boy like yourself but it was clear to me when Apple launched the Iphone 5 and IOS6 that one of its unique selling points was its mapping software which turned out to be one the worst bits of software ever created (apart from ITunes that is) so it seems ironic that Apple dropped Google maps from IOS 6 then suddenly re-introduced it after Apple maps made an epic fail.

I quote " Apple ignited consumer fervor earlier this month when it opted to dump Google Maps from iOS6, forcing users to switch to Apple's app, which many users found to be underwhelming or inaccurate when compared with Google's offering."

"CEO Tim Cook's rare apology for Apple's beleaguered map application, the company has retreated on claims that the app was the "most powerful mapping service ever." enough said really.

Apple's maps application, so far, is pretty damn nice. Their data still needs work, but, in the few months that I had used it, it improved significantly in that time. Again, the app, itself, is superb.

Also, I typed that first comment from my Lumia 920. I enjoy Apple products, but I am not blindly biased toward them. However, there are plenty that are blindly biased against them.

Iphones are still going and apple is still in business? Jesus. Oh well wont be long now until the rest of the world wake up and it dies off like apple always does. Good riddens to them.

This...makes no sense. For one, if you're not aware that Apple are still going then you're out of touch with the IT world. Secondly, "like Apple always does" doesn't seem to follow their stock history. There was a slight dip a few years back, and sure enough it is dipping a bit now (if I had to take a guess I would say it was around the time of the iPhone 5 which really didn't bring much to the table in the way of innovation) but Apple has not always died off. In fact, "dying off like it always does" in itself doesn't make much sense. I've not heard of someone dying off and then coming back.

For someone called MrAnalysis, I would be intrigued to see some reasoning for your comment, rather than it just being an "I'm anti-Apple" comment.

can they atleast start calling it something else? possibl wihout the goddamn "i" in it? like the apple retard or the apple gimmick

Albert said,
captain obvious? nothing is obvious for the neowin fanboys. spell it out for them. lol.

Could start by spelling San Francisco correctly...

Couldn't care less and pointless article.

In other news:

Samsung are testing the Galaxy S4.
Nokia are testing the successor to the Lumia 920.
Ford are also testing their upcoming cars.
And the iPhone 5S/6 will remain pretty much same, so will iOS 7, yet sheeple will flock to it.

Hopefully by iOS 7 they will have fixed all alarm/DND issues.

*Edit*

Sorry, this was meant to be on its own comment not a reply.

n_K said,
Oh dear, looks like I've somehow stumbled onto FARK.NET instead of NEOWIN.NET

Captain Obvious meet our newest member ... Captain Sarcasm!