An internal device identification number “iPhone3,1″ is spotted in Pandav’s usage logs in November.
Looks like Apple is already testing out the next version of the iPhone which shouldn’t come as a surprise as the 3GS also went into testing eight months before making an official appearance.
Macrumors.com is reporting that iPhone application developer Pandav has informed them that they have spotted usage records for an unreleased iPhone in their app’s analytics.
PinchMedia who provides the analytics for the application breaks down customer usage including what specific devices are being used. This list of devices is reported to developers using internal device identification numbers assigned by Apple. In this case, “iPhone3,1″ was first spotted in Pandav’s usage logs in November. This “iPhone3,1″ identifier does not match up with any shipping iPhones. The last iPhone released to the public was the iPhone 3GS which carries the identification string “iPhone2,1″.
References to “iPhone3,1″ was first discovered in the iPhone firmware files back in August, but this seems to be the first time that it has been spotted “in the wild”. Apple similarly began testing the iPhone 3GS (iPhone2,1) back in October of 2008 about 8 months ahead of its launch. At the time, the usage was similarly focused in the San Francisco Bay Area where Apple is located.