“iPhone 5,1” appears in iOS 5.1 beta

Ian Hardy

November 29, 2011 8:31am

Yesterday Apple seeded iOS 5.1 to developers, this is expected to bring additional bug fixes, plus finally address the battery life issue that some users are experiencing. Hidden deep within the code are some new gems, ones that have spurred on rumours of upcoming Apple devices. First, a new iPad model number was discovered, “iPad 2,4”. Then, probably most intriguing, is a new iPhone codename – iPhone 5,1 – which could indicate that the once highly rumoured “iPhone 5” will be on its way. 9to5Mac reports that this model number “represents major internal changes, meaning the iPhone 5/6 will pack in a brand-new processor”.

Before the iPhone 4S was announced, Apple was expected to release a new iPhone with a faster A5 processor, bigger display (above 4-inches), better camera and thinner. Following the death of Apple CEO Steve Jobs many reports surfaced that the upcoming iPhone 5 was the “very large project that Steve dedicated all of his time to”, and will be a “cult classic”.

Source: 9to5Mac

  • saffant

    Not even announced yet and they’re already releasing a fix. Good stuff.

  • Peter

    Cue the anti-Apple comments in 3…2…

  • Peter

    AHHH somebody even beat my countdown!!!!!!! Way to go saffant.

    • saffant

      Hating on your rival OS’s bugs and issues? Two can play that game 😉

      Gotta love the double standard.

  • kendomaster

    Expect more heavy marketing capitalizing on Steve Job’s death. 2012 will be the year of the iPhone 5, although Google will still have an edge by having the greatest tech specs on the market. BlackBerry and Nokia? Irrelevant.

  • Brad F

    Apple’s working on future products? Really? You don’t say…

    Must be a slow news day.

  • bassbeast

    Good lord, people! How are you ALL missing this?

    iPhone 4,1 = original release of iPhone 4
    iPhone 4,2 = Verizon CDMA hardware
    iPhone 5,1 = iPhone 4S

    Now the iPad stuff sounds neat, but the iPhone thing is pretty bunk.

  • Justin

    bassbeast is right, the next iPhone will be the IPhone 6. iPhone 4s is the 5th iPhone.

  • Shane

    Although technically the 3GS was the 4th Iphone, the “Iphone 4” is still called the Iphone 4 they may be following this similar mindset with the “Iphone 5”

  • Teddy

    The iPhone 3gs was the 3rd iPhone. iPhone -> iPhone 3G -> iPhone 3Gs -> iPhone4