The next version of Apple's iPhone and iPad may have been confirmed by code found in the latest release of the iOS operating system, which has been released to developers. See also iPhone 5 release date, specs and rumour round-up.

According to 9to5Mac, the latest version of the iOS 5.1, which has been released to developers, the iPad 3 is mentioned in a string of code. The blog bases this on the fact that Digitimes recently reported the next generation of Apple's iPad is codenamed J1 and J2, and JS is mentioned in the iOS 5.1 code.

Furthermore, the blog also says 'iPad3,3' is referenced in the code.

It appears the iOS 5.1 also references iPhone 5,1 which comes after iPhone 4,1 in the code and is causing some to speculate this indicates a new version of Apple's smartphone.

The Apple iPhone 4S was launched in October this year. However many consumers were left disappointed after speculation had indicated the handset would be called the iPhone 5. Sadly Apple choose not to use this monkier, although it's widely anticipated the new iteration of the smartphone will use the name. However Apple remains quiet on the likelihood of this.