Report: Apple's iOS 7 surfaces in developer usage logs
Developers have identified traces of Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) next iPhone and iOS software update in app usage logs, The Next Web reports.
Multiple iOS developers have discovered references to a new "iPhone6,1" identifier, powered by a device running iOS 7; Apple's current flagship smartphone, the iPhone 5, carries the identifiers "iPhone5,"' and "iPhone 5,2." The app requests originate from an IP address on Apple's Cupertino, Calif., campus, suggesting that the company's software development staff is testing iOS 7's compatibility against existing iOS apps.
The Next Web adds that the iOS app usage data does not divulge specifics on new software or hardware features, although sources say Apple began working on iOS 7 in late 2012 and is on track to finalize the operating system's feature set in the near future.
Apple has traditionally announced new versions of iOS during its annual Worldwide Developer Conference, typically held in San Francisco in June. Apple has not yet divulged any details of this year's event.
Dubbed "the world's most advanced mobile OS" by Apple CEO Tim Cook, iOS 6 rolled out to developers in June 2012. The update introduced roughly 200 new features, including deep integration with Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), the Passbook virtual wallet and the much-maligned Apple Maps.
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