According to a recent report from TheNextWeb, an iOS app developer came across something rather intriguing in their app logs: references to both iOS 7 and the next iPhone. Both the future firmware and the next-generation iPhone are far from release, as iOS 6 and the iPhone 5 were released just a few short months ago. However, it’s not uncommon for developers to uncover references to forthcoming devices and firmwares buried inside their app analytics – the most recent discovery was that of the A6(X)-powered iPad.
Interestingly enough, the specific entires the developer stumbled upon were associated with official Apple Campus IP addresses, which clearly adds to their plausibility.
Furthermore, as apparent in the image to the right, both MacRumors and Letemsvetemapplem.eu have already had visitors with iDevices running pre-release versions of iOS 7, which started in the second half of December.
Although specific details are non-existent and would be almost entirely based on conjecture, rumors already point toward a summer release date for a proposed iPhone 5S.
Stay tuned for complete coverage on future details that surface pertaining to both iOS 7 and Apple’s next-generation iPhone.