Apple seems to have made some more changes to its App Store web preview pages apart from just changing the shapes of icons. The Canadian App Store preview pages are now showing a mysterious “optimized for iPhone 6” text in the compatibility section of iOS apps.
Here’s what the compatibility section says currently:
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. This app is optimized for iPhone 6
And here’s what it said before:
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
The New Zealand App Store has gone one step further and started including references to the “iPhone 7” in the same section:
The inclusion of “iPhone 6” and “iPhone 7” in the text seems to be a mistake or Apple’s just playing tricks on us, since all rumors and speculation till now has pointed to an incremental iPhone 5S upgrade. Moreover, Apple added the “optimized for iPhone 5” text to let users know that the app uses the larger 4-inch display on the iPhone 5. The next iPhone most likely will feature the same screen size as the iPhone 5. (Although the one after that might be 4.5-5 inches or even a whopping 6-inch screen.)
The compatibility text on web previews of other country App Stores still contains references to the current-gen iPhone 5. There certainly seems to be something wrong with iTunes and App Store web previews recently — earlier this week, iBooks preview pages included references to the unreleased OS X Mavericks, App Store preview pages now have icons are now iOS 7-styled and now this.