iPhone 6 and iOS 7 being tested, developer log claims

Apple's next-generation iPhone and its iOS 7 software have shown up in a developer log but specs are still unknown.

The next iPhone and its accompanying iOS 7 software has apparently turned up in developer logs, indicating the next-generation phone is already in the testing stages.

The log, shown off to The Next Web, highlights the code 'iPhone 6,1'. The iPhone 5 -- Apple's current flagship -- bears the moniker iPhone5,1 or 5,2 in the logs, suggesting that this is indeed the next generation of phone.

Without any further details however, it's impossible to judge whether the phone is a complete overhaul in the form of an iPhone 6, or whether it relates to a more modest update in the form of an iPhone 5S. That of course means that any potential specs for the new superphone remain as much of a mystery as the whereabouts of Wally -- although I find he's usually behind the fruit stall.

The log also refers to the next iteration of Apple's mobile operating system iOS 7 although again, details are non-existent. Apple typically releases developer versions of its software at its WWDC event in June, so we may have a while to wait before we hear anything more concrete.

Although it's possible for particularly cunning people to fake these identifier codes, TNW notes that the IP addresses used with the phone originates from Apple's Cupertino headquarters. It's therefore more likely that this is indeed a genuine model being tested on site, rather than some cheeky code faking.

If you can't wait until June for new tech then don't fret, for massive technology show CES kicks off in Vegas next week and we'll be bringing you new of all the latest releases. If it's phones that get your motor running then keep your eyes peeled for Mobile World Congress in February. In the meantime, make sure to keep it CNET UK for all the latest.

Are you excited about the next iteration of Apple's phone? Are you more keen to hear what Samsung has up its sleeve for the Galaxy S4? Let me know all your musings in the comments below and over on our excellent Facebook page.

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