iPhone 3.1 being spotted out and about already?

iPhone 3.1 - not the firmware, an actual phone is spotted!
iPhone 3.1 - not the firmware, an actual phone is spotted!

We might not be in 2010 yet, but as we're learning all too painfully, that doesn't stop the 'what the next iPhone will be' rumours, and we've now been treated to the latest.

Macrumors is reporting that the iPhone 3.1 has begun appearing in usage logs, according to app developer Pandav.

The developers can see which handsets are accessing its applications, and the company has noticed that a new model has surfaced.

The iPhone 3GS was coded as 2.1 during its development, which the site points out was also first seen in usage logs eight months ahead of development.

One more thing

This means that we're set to be treated to another 'and one more thing' in June (which is hardly the most outlandish prediction we're ever going to make) but with the glut of new contracts for iPhone users on Vodafone and Orange coming up, that's going to irritate them when it lands.

Of course, with such a leap in product code this could be the fabled Apple iTablet - but we're hoping if we stop talking about that the rumour will die.

And what will it look like? Multi-core, OLED screen, longer battery... we've made these predictions a million times before.

So we're sticking out necks out here - the iPhone 3.1 will be called the iPhone Newton Crosspad 2010 and will be able to fly. You heard it here first.

Via Macrumors

Gareth Beavis
Formerly Global Editor in Chief

Gareth has been part of the consumer technology world in a career spanning three decades. He started life as a staff writer on the fledgling TechRadar, and has grown with the site (primarily as phones, tablets and wearables editor) until becoming Global Editor in Chief in 2018. Gareth has written over 4,000 articles for TechRadar, has contributed expert insight to a number of other publications, chaired panels on zeitgeist technologies, presented at the Gadget Show Live as well as representing the brand on TV and radio for multiple channels including Sky, BBC, ITV and Al-Jazeera. Passionate about fitness, he can bore anyone rigid about stress management, sleep tracking, heart rate variance as well as bemoaning something about the latest iPhone, Galaxy or OLED TV.