2013 iPhone and iOS 7 Already Appearing in Developer's Logs

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    TheNextWeb reports that at least one iOS app developer has already spotted references to the next iPhone and iOS 7 in their app logs.
    For reference, the current iPhone 5 carries an "iPhone5,1" and "iPhone5,2" identifiers. The specific entries were associated with Apple campus IP addresses, making it more likely they were legitimate entries.

    Apple first announced iOS 6 at WWDC 2012 in June. iOS 6 was then released to the public in September. The iPhone 5 was also launched in September 2012.

    There have been few hints about what might be expected in iOS 7 and the next generation iPhone, though there have been persistent rumors of Apple investigating the use of Near Field Communication for payments. Other rumors have suggested that the 2013 iPhone could arrive earlier than expected with a mid-year launch rather than later in the year.

    Update: Letemsvetemapplem.eu let us know that they had seen iOS 7 in their weblogs. Looking at MacRumors analytics, we found that iOS 7 visits here starting in December:


    Article Link: 2013 iPhone and iOS 7 Already Appearing in Developer's Logs
  2. lifeinhd macrumors 65816


    Mar 26, 2008
  3. hirshnoc macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2007
    Whitefish Bay, WI
    Add a temperature sensor and an altimeter...tactile feedback...
  4. courboy macrumors regular

    Mar 27, 2009
    looks like my two year upgrade might skip two generations this time!
  5. dirkph macrumors member

    Nov 7, 2008
    iOS 7, please do something drastic, fun and interesting.
  6. Liquinn Suspended

    Apr 10, 2011
    iPad mini 2 - March
    iPhone 5S - June
    iPad 5 - October?
  7. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    I guess I'm in the minority of people who thinks Apple shouldn't be slaves to a 12 month release cycle. The iPhone 5 is amazing in terms of its hardware and it would be great if they just kept releasing new phones as and when they develop the technology for it, to keep everybody else on their toes.

    The problem with releasing a new iPhone at this time, of course, will be 'what to call it' … the naming could get a little silly and confuse consumers.

    Needless to say, I'll wait until 2014 to get my iPhone 8S ;)
  8. 8281 macrumors 6502

    Dec 15, 2010
    Like a new app switcher/multitasking function and app store for Apple TV?
  9. alohamade macrumors regular


    Sep 13, 2012
    This may seem like an idea that's too out there, but what if Apple, starting this year, began doing minor "S" (5S) updates in the middle of June, while doing major upgrades (6) in October/the Fall?
  10. jonnysods macrumors 603


    Sep 20, 2006
    There & Back Again
  11. 3282868 macrumors 603

    Jan 8, 2009
    I got it! Instead of fixing OS X and iOS bugs, lets speed up the release cycles. Who cares if 10.7 and 10.8 are right awful when we can brush them under the rug with a "new" and "magical" update! Let's lower the price too, instead of $19.99 we'll make it $19.98! Now it's even more affordable!

    Um, no. I just... can't...
  12. TouchMint.com macrumors 68000


    May 25, 2012
    Yea they are going to need a pretty big revamp and some nice features to gain more market share.

    I wonder if they will be discontinuing any of the old ios support.
  13. 3282868 macrumors 603

    Jan 8, 2009
    God I hope
  14. ZacNicholson macrumors 6502a


    Jun 25, 2011
  15. aheying7 macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2012
    So does this mean we will get a developer preview of iOS 7 in March?
  16. Raftysworld macrumors 6502

    Oct 28, 2011
  17. elvetio macrumors member

    May 29, 2012

    new camera, new iOS, maybe nfc and that's it. yay.......
  18. Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
    If this report is true he hasn't has a lot of time has he? I mean Cook's re-org was announced end of October. And how much really gets done in December with the Holidays and people being on vacation?
  19. thekeyring macrumors 68040

    Jan 5, 2012
    Either iOS 7 should be drastic, or WWDC's iOS update should be iOS 6.5
  20. yearofthe macrumors regular


    May 23, 2010
  21. leesmith2 macrumors member

    Aug 25, 2009
    Here's what I want to see in iOS 7...

    1. Weather on the lock screen (at the very least)
    2. Camera app also snaps QR codes
    3. Vehicle mode - no texting if device is moving > 5 mph
    4. Better POI on Maps
    5. Siri SDK
    6. Siri Translation (translates from English to French, for example)
    7. NFC
    8. Apple TV SDK
    9. PowerNap
    10. Split screen mode on iPad (use two apps at same time)
    11. Real multi-tasking (per app basis, use Settings to activate)
    12. LinkedIn Integration (especially with Contacts)
    13. iCloud Printing - accesses printer drivers in iCloud to print on any printer on the network
    14. Combine Newsstand and iBooks (Books, Magazines, Newspapers, PDFs)
    15. Bike paths on Maps or Better Routing App integration
    16. iPad style clocks on iPhone
  22. tann macrumors 68000

    Apr 15, 2010
    Nottingham, England
    What are the 'few hints' that have been suggested for iOS7 then?? I really can't wait :p
  23. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
  24. akatsuki macrumors regular

    Sep 3, 2010
    I can honestly say I want almost none of these.
  25. bungiefan89 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 5, 2011
    I'm tired of all the iOS and itoys news.

    Not because I prefer Mac news... but because the iOS news is the same thing EVERY YEAR! :/

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