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Old Mar 2, 2012, 12:24 PM   #1
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iPads Running iOS 6.0 at Apple's Campus Showing Up in Web Logs




With iOS 5.1 apparently sitting in a holding pattern awaiting the launch of the iPad 3, it should be no surprise that work is well underway on iOS 6.0, the next major update which should appear to the public later this year if past history is any indication.




Ars Technica server log entries showing iPads running iOS 6.0 visiting from Apple's campus
In support of the notion that work on iOS 6.0 is progressing, Ars Technica reports that browser user agent strings appearing as iPads running iOS 6.0 are indeed showing up in their server logs. While user agent strings are easily faked, Ars Technica filtered its logs to isolate only those entries coming from IPs assigned to Apple's corporate facilities and found a number of visits from devices reporting themselves as iPads running iOS 6.
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[W]e began looking at iPad user agents coming from Apple's corporate IP block in Cupertino and discovered that Apple appears to be surfing the Web using iPads running what looks like iOS 6.0. The whole listing shows iPads running iOS 5, iOS 5.0.1 (the current public release), iOS 5.1 (the upcoming release currently available to developers), and iOS 6. The iPads that appear to be running iOS 6 are also using a slightly newer build of WebKit--the older OSes all show WebKit 534.46, while the ones claiming to be iOS 6 show WebKit build 535.8.
The report also cites a separate observation of a 2048x1536 screen resolution showing up in Google Analytics. The entries are not specifically linked to the iPad, but there are few other reasonable displays on the market that would be likely to yield such a resolution.

The problem with speculation about these resolution entries representing the iPad 3 is that the new device should still report 1024x768 as its resolution. With the higher pixel density intended to increase sharpness rather than screen real estate, web content would appear far too small on the device if it reported itself at its true 2048x1536 resolution. This situation can be seen with Retina-capable iPhone 4/4S and iPod touch models, which report their resolutions as 480x320 instead of their actual 960x640 resolutions.

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Old Mar 2, 2012, 12:28 PM   #2
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Wait you mean Apple is working on iOS 6!!?

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Old Mar 2, 2012, 12:29 PM   #3
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seriously......this is the most ****** rumor ever. I would rather believe the drop on the 64gb ipad 3 then to believe this.
You know how relativly easy it is to make such a website report trick youre visitting the site wich those settings?

Now who's going to fake iOS 9.3 and visit a website? ^^

easy traffic now for that article.
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Old Mar 2, 2012, 12:32 PM   #4
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Expected. I'm excited for iOS 6.0 this fall/winter. Hopefully the new iPhone is great.
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Old Mar 2, 2012, 12:34 PM   #5
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seriously......this is the most ****** rumor ever. I would rather believe the drop on the 64gb ipad 3 then to believe this.
You know how relativly easy it is to make such a website report trick youre visitting the site wich those settings?

Now who's going to fake iOS 9.3 and visit a website? ^^

easy traffic now for that article.
Did you even read the article? It came from Apple's corporate IP...
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Old Mar 2, 2012, 12:34 PM   #6
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I'm quit sure Apple is working on IOS 6.0

After all it will be shown to devs. in June. That's not that far off.
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seriously......this is the most ****** rumor ever. I would rather believe the drop on the 64gb ipad 3 then to believe this.
You know how relativly easy it is to make such a website report trick youre visitting the site wich those settings?

Now who's going to fake iOS 9.3 and visit a website? ^^

easy traffic now for that article.
"While user agent strings are easily faked, Ars Technica filtered its logs to isolate only those entries coming from IPs assigned to Apple's corporate facilities and found a number of visits from devices reporting themselves as iPads running iOS 6."

Did you read the article?
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I won't be super stoked until iOS comes standard with a Wash Car app. It's just one big button labeled "wash car", which you click, then it washes your car.
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Old Mar 2, 2012, 12:35 PM   #9
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Maybe they might be previewing it at the iPad 3 event? That may of been the 'see' thing.

Probably just very wishful thinking...
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Did you even read the article? It came from Apple's corporate IP...
Apple likes to fake rumors to spot source of leaks.
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Hardly an interesting news/rumor.
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Obviously the 2048x1536 screen is really a 4096x3072 ultraretina display on the prototype iPad 7.
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Old Mar 2, 2012, 12:36 PM   #13
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They sure are busy in Cupertino.

Can't wait for 3.7: iPad 3, IOS 6, Apple TV 3, Mac Pro 16, iPod Classic 35, and the new Orangebook Airs.
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Did you even read the article? It came from Apple's corporate IP...
so you think thats not fakeable?
it is. everything digital is fakable.
So, i call this rumor BS.
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Old Mar 2, 2012, 12:38 PM   #15
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So Apple is working on iOS 6.0?!?! Great Caesar's Ghost!!! I can't believe it! *sarcasm*

Oh wait. Apple releases a new iOS every year which means practically as soon as one is released, they start on the next one. Yep this isn't a surprise at all.
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Old Mar 2, 2012, 12:41 PM   #16
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Breaking news!!!!

Breaking News!!! APPLE Has plans on ios 7.0 after 6.0 which is after 5.0!!!!
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Old Mar 2, 2012, 12:42 PM   #17
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I'm going to follow up my previous post with a prediction for next year at this time:

Websites will begin seeing traffic from idevices running iOS 7.0! I know crazy right??! How can I make such a prediction?!?!
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so you think thats not fakeable?
it is. everything digital is fakable.
So, i call this rumor BS.
So how is it being faked? Some guy with a mischievous twinkle in his eye, sitting outside the Apple executive offices with his laptop, stealing their Wifi?

...he was able to get in fairly easily, I hear. The password for their network is "steverulz69"
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Did you even read the article? It came from Apple's corporate IP...
so you think thats not fakeable?
it is. everything digital is fakable.
So, i call this rumor BS.
Of course everything is fake-able. However, that doesn't mean a rumor is BS. An I think Ars Technica did a good job in reducing the likelihood of the information being faked.
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Apple likes to fake rumors to spot source of leaks.
True. I foresee a host of firings as a result of this. Let's try to see those Apple corporate IPs try to get a job ANYWHERE on the Internet after this!
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When is WWDC this year?
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I am not disputing the ARS story, but I could make those entries show up in your web log if you like.
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so you think thats not fakeable?
it is. everything digital is fakable.
So, i call this rumor BS.
Why would this even be faked? Seriously? What is Apple NOT working on iOS 6.0? Are they really logging into websites with iPads/iPhones faking their OS for what point? So that investors think they are working on iOS 6 when they really aren't? So they can surprise us with iOS 7 instead? What gains do they have? Seriously, some people just want to believe the entire world is one big conspiracy....
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I'm quit sure Apple is working on IOS 6.0
Correct.
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Is it possible they could be reporting the full resolution just as a test? This is far from final software, after all.
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