With WWDC 2013 approaching we're beginning to notice new activity coming from Apple's Cupertino campus involving iOS 7 testing. The company is yet to produce a public beta for developers.
A bunch of developer logs submitted to TNW in January reportedly indicated that Apple was actively testing new iOS software on new iPhone hardware. The report failed to produce any evidence of these findings, though.
TNW claimed at the time that one developer had showed the site that “Apple has been testing hardware relating to a new ‘iPhone6,1′ identifier, powered by a device running iOS 7.”
We can confirm iOS 7 has been in testing over in Cupertino, California since late last year, as we’ve spotted similar logs on our own servers (screenshot above). However, it is still unclear what type of hardware Apple is using at the moment to test out the software.
The aforementioned “iPhone6,1” designation represents a new breed of iPhones, perhaps the iPhone 5S or (as some hope) the next-generation iPhone 6.
Apple Testing iOS 7 on Unconfirmed Hardware
Developers spot "iPhone6,1" identifiers in Apple's iOS 7 testing
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