Feeds

Fanbois spy future iPhone in log file

Predicting the inevitable

The Power of One Brief: Top reasons to choose HP BladeSystem

The first oblique references to the next generation of Apple iPhones have been found in the wild.

According to a report by MacRumors, usage logs that provide developers with information on which devices are using their software have begun to include references to "iPhone3,1."

There is - as of today - no iPhone3,1. The current model, the iPhone 3GS, bears the designation of iPhone2,1. Therefore, the tea-leaf readers surmise, iPhone3,1 must refer to the next iPhone that Apple has coming down the pike.

The developer that reported the tell-tale identifier, Pandav, offers schedule-checking iPhone apps for the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit light-rail system, (App Store links) iBART (Free) and iBART Live (no relation to iFart, iFart, or iFart).

The sighting of iPhone3,1 references in Pandav's iBART usage logs seems to indicate that the device is being tested in the San Francisco Bay Area, near the southern end of which is Apple's hometown of Cupertino.

MacRumors reminds us that the iPhone2,1 identification string was first similarly sighted in the Bay Area about eight months before the iPhone 3GS was released. iPhone releases have come in June 2007, July 2008, and June 2009, so an eight-month test period for iPhone 3,1 would keep iPhone3,1 on that early-summer release schedule.

Check back in June or July 2010 - although there is certain to to be a flood of rumors about the next-gen iPhone's capabilities before then. ®

Using blade systems to cut costs and sharpen efficiencies

More from The Register

next story
Report: American tech firms charge Britons a thumping nationality tax
Without representation, too. Time for a Boston (Lincs) Macbook Party?
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple ran off to IBM
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Apple gets patent for WRIST-PUTER: iTime for a smartwatch
It does everything a smartwatch should do ... but Apple owns it
Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s
Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
Child diagnosed as allergic to iPad
Apple's fondleslab is the tablet dermatitis sufferers won't want to take
Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops
Redmond's chief salesman: We're taking 'hard' decisions
For Lenovo US, 8-inch Windows tablets are DEAD – long live 8-inch Windows tablets
Reports it's killing off smaller slabs are greatly exaggerated
prev story

Whitepapers

Seven Steps to Software Security
Seven practical steps you can begin to take today to secure your applications and prevent the damages a successful cyber-attack can cause.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Designing a Defense for Mobile Applications
Learn about the various considerations for defending mobile applications - from the application architecture itself to the myriad testing technologies.
Build a business case: developing custom apps
Learn how to maximize the value of custom applications by accelerating and simplifying their development.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.