App Usage Logs Point to iOS 7 Testing by Apple
We all know it's coming. But most of us still didn't expect to see any iOS 7 headlines this early in the new year. On Wednesday, however, reports surfaced that developers have uncovered in app usage logs that Apple's next major iOS refresh is already being detected.
A handful of iOS developers have unearthed references to an "iPhone6,1" identifier, which is said to be powered by a device running iOS 7. Not surprisingly, the app requests originate from an IP address that leads all curious investigators back to Apple in beautiful Cupertino, California.
When iOS 6 was unveiled six months ago with some 200 new features, it was obvious that a great deal of preparation and planning went into the upgrade. iOS 7 will likely require a comparable if not greater effort on the part of Apple's finest minds. So it shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone that testing is already underway.
Do we have any details on iOS 7, its features, or other major overhauled attributes? Of course not. But just knowing that Apple is hard at work on the next major iOS refresh is enough to excite no shortage of developers in the iOS ecosystem as we endure the long wait until WWDC 2013 kicks off this summer.