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App requests found in developer logs originate from an IP address in Apple’s Cupertino campus suggesting that Apple’s software development team members are testing compatibility of some popular apps that are on the App Store.
The OS and device data can be tampered with but IP address belonging to Apple’s Cupertino campus could not have been manipulated. This strongly suggests that this is not a fake or an attempt to mislead the masses.
The developer logs have shown no specifics of hardware but sources of The Next Web have indicated that Apple began working on the new version of iOS 7 at the end of 2012.