At least one app developer is seeing the first signs of life when it comes to iOS 7 and the next iteration of the iPhone.
According to an unnamed app developer that spoke with TheNextWeb, records are showing up in their app logs for an “iPhone6,1″ running on iOS 7. As a point of reference, the iPhone 5 appears in logs as “iPhone5,1″ and “iPhone 5,2″ depending on which version it is.
While these sorts of identifiers can be faked, the IP addresses that the device came in on were tracked back to ones used by Apple on its Cupertino campus, adding some definite weight to the results.
Development logs have long been where the first glimpse of a new Apple product appears, so this is not the least bit unusual. What is out of the ordinary, however, is that they usually show up fairly close to a launch window. While there there are some rumors of a mid-year launch for the iPhone 5S, our guess is that this is more about testing iOS 7 before a developers seed is released.
We’ll have to wait and see where this goes, but it does appear there is already movement at Apple’s campus on the next iteration of the popular iPhone.