Some of Apple's iOS apps in some regional App Stores are showing compatibility with "iPhone 6". The screenshot above comes from the listing for iMovie for iOS from the Canadian App Store iTunes Preview page. Here's the text from itunes.apple.com/ca:
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch, and iPad. This app is optimized for iPhone 6
So what does this mean? Several possibilities come to mind:
- People make mistakes. Data entry is imperfect. It's happened before, and it'll certainly happen again. It'll get corrected and we'll move on.
- People accidentally leak things. Apple will be using the iPhone 6 name for what we've all been calling the iPhone 5s device, or for another device. Apple will announce it on Tuesday and again, we'll move on.
- Apple has a sense of humor. We've seen strings for iPhone 10,1 inserted into firmware before just to have a little fun with bloggers.
- iPhone 6 is the going conversion rate for iPhone 5s in Canada. (Sadly, we're no longer at par.)
Update: The New Zealand App Store page is showing 'iPhone 7'. Clearly they're suffering from even worse inflation.
We'll know for sure on September 10. In the meantime, we'll be announcing another $500 countdown-to-iPhone-5S (or 6!) prize winner on Monday, so if you haven't already, hurry up and enter now!.
Then tell me what you think "iPhone 6" is all about.