Apple is reportedly testing a new phone, as well as what is likely iOS 7, according to technology website The Next Web. The information on the new device and operating system comes via application developers who have seen new identifiers showing up in app usage logs.
An unnamed developer showed the website logs indicating that a new device, identified as ‘iPhone 6.1’ in usage logs, is running on iOS 7 and is making app requests. The current iPhone 5 is identified in those logs as either ‘iPhone 5.1’ or ‘iPhone 5.2’, depending on the model of the device.
The logs apparently show that the app requests are originating from an IP address at Apple’s Cupertino facility, strongly suggesting that that Apple’s team are engaged in compatibility testing with certain apps for the platform.