Apple iOS apps updated for compatibility with 'iPhone 6'. Wait... What?!

Apple iOS apps updated for compatibility with iPhone 6. Wait... What?!

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

Source: itunes.apple.com/ca via The Verge

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There are 23 comments. Add yours.

Allyson Kazmucha says:

The fact that Apple is including a unicorn cam means iPhone 5S is simply not appropriate any longer. It deserves it's own staple revision due to that feature alone. Duh.

Becjr says:

... Will it have rainbow emitting LEDs too?!
:D

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Allyson Kazmucha says:

Obviously yes. And a Nutella dispenser.

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Analog Spirit says:

You had me at "Nutella dispenser." I love that stuff.

BBPandy says:

Nutella dispenser? & here I thought it was just Android who was going after name brand chocolates :D

Plazmic Flame says:

I think they've updated it now. I see "iPhone 5" now on there.

bedo_14 says:

If you check the screenshots on the NZ iTunes Store for that app the first image's resolution is different than the rest... The first one is "skinnier" meaning it is shorter vertically

Avery Franklin says:

Awesome.

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kch50428 says:

Darn conversion to metric... :)

Dionte says:

That's a good way to separate them, iPhone 5C and iPhone 6.

BBooDad says:

And up until Sep 10th you can order an iPhone 9S from Nigeria for just $250 in electronic fund transfer!

CORYK333 says:

Is it signed/engraved by that generous Nigerian prince I've heard so much about?? Bc if so, count me in!!!!

TC2B says:

Why would apple post something that most everybody wants (newer bigger and better iPhone 6) only to disappoint them with a questionable humor. I think there would be a huge backlash by their customers. I'm leaning towards the iPhone 6 release.

Chris Kurth says:

Here is a video showcasing some of the new features of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. Definitely worth taking a look at.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtube_gdata_player&v=BS3kAbtirCY&de...

salamnder8 says:

Maybe it will be iPhone 6 and iPhone 5c for this year...can't wait till Tuesday to find out!

MsLoveTech says:

I think somebody made a Mistake in that Article

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BenRoethig says:

Its clearly a typo, but my heart skipped a beat when I read it.

SockRolid says:

If you have an iPhone 5, launch Airport Utility and take a look at the list of devices.
(If you're connected to an Airport base station.) Your iPhone 5 is listed as an "iPhone-6."

slyrobber1 says:

So basically the router is a better marketer than Apples marketing strategists. iPhone (original), iPhone II (3G), iPhone III (3GS), iPhone IV (4), iPhone V (4S), iPhone VI (5) is what the iPhones should have been called. The next iPhone would and should be the iPhone VII running iOS7. The iPhone C would be a whole new spin off perhaps iPhone C. C being safe since I doubt we will get to the iPhone 100.

Peter000 says:

Who gives a rip what the phone is going to be called? It's going to be the same hardware whether they call it the 5S, 6, iPhone Turbo or whatever.

Orealy YouThink says:

Alright, but how cool would the "iPhone Turbo", be?