iPhone Used to Browse MacRumors.com?

Discussion in 'MacRumors.com News Discussion' started by MacRumors, May 25, 2007.

  1. macrumors bot

    MacRumors

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2001
    #1
    [​IMG]

    It looks like someone at Apple has started more openly testing the Apple iPhone across web sites, including MacRumors.com.

    One reader tipped us off that they had come across iPhone browser identification strings in the Apache logs of their eBay images. According to their submitted logs, the browser identifies itself as:
    While browser identification strings can be easily spoofed, these requests originated from Apple's internal IP addresses.

    After this tip, we were able to confirm similar findings in our own logs, verifying the above claims.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2005
  3. macrumors demi-god

    Zwhaler

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2006
    #3
    Cool I hope they find and post in this thread :)
     
  4. macrumors Core

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2004
    #4
    seconded. thats just freaking awesome.

    too bad they can't because of their NDAs. :p
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

    justflie

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2005
    Location:
    Red Sox Nation
    #5
    Haha. Awesome. But seriously, who routinely goes through their logs for an ebay site? lol. But hey, nice find!
     
  6. Retired

    psychofreak

    Joined:
    May 16, 2006
    Location:
    London
    #6
    Its Steve, and he's lurking here to stalk ME...
     
  7. macrumors 6502

    Detlev_73

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2004
    Location:
    Roswell, GA
    #7
    Perhaps...

    If this proves that folks at Apple look at MacRumors, then they clearly must have some idea of what users really want. Hopefully, they read the thread that was a nearly unanimous negative on the demise of the Mini, because it can't go away.
     
  8. macrumors Core

    Dagless

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2005
    Location:
    Darkplace Hospital
    #8
    The perfect feel good news to hear after watching the perfect feel good film (Ferris Bueller :D )
     
  9. Moderator emeritus

    kainjow

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2000
    #9
    Wow... someone used an iPhone to look at a website and it's news :rolleyes:
     
  10. macrumors 6502a

    Peel

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2004
    Location:
    Seattle
    #10
    Arn,

    So which rumors/forums did the good people at Apple look at whilst they were here at MacRumors?
     
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Vidd

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2006
  12. macrumors demi-god

    szark

    Joined:
    May 14, 2002
    Location:
    Arid-Zone-A
    #12
    Well, it was confirmed some time ago (by the mods) that Apple employees occasionally browse the site.

    * waves to Apple employees *

    And, it's news because it proves there are actual functional units roaming around, and we can determine some (but not much) information from the browser string.
     
  13. macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2002
    Location:
    MontCo., PA
    #13
    Yeah... because the opinions of 400 Mac zealots make a dent in the Mini's target market. :p
     
  14. macrumors 6502

    512ke

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2003
    #14
    I bet Apple Employees also want to know what the rumors are. They probably don't know everything that's behind closed doors at Apple either.

    As for the testing... good. Let's hope they're testing the iPhone browser 24/7... to make sure it works on as many sites as possible.
     
  15. arn
    macrumors god

    arn

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2001
    #15
    I don't feel comfortable posting any specific information from our own logs, as we generally are pretty strict about privacy of information when people browse our site. What I posted was submitted from an outside individual and I was able to verify it to be reputable.

    arn
     
  16. Retired

    psychofreak

    Joined:
    May 16, 2006
    Location:
    London
    #16
    The mac fans have a great impact on the market...people convince other people to switch, who convince other people to switch, who convince other people to switch, who...
     
  17. macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2005
    #17
    I believe it. Apple most certainly has people testing the iPhone as we speak.
     
  18. Moderator emeritus

    kainjow

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2000
    #18
    Apple would be insane NOT to have functional units being tested within a month of the product's launch.
     
  19. macrumors 65816

    eenu

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2006
    Location:
    Manchester, UK
  20. macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2005
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    #20
    Seriously. This story made my day! :D Now to go enjoy a nice three-day weekend...
     
  21. macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2003
    Location:
    Canada, eh
    #21
    They were probably checking to see if the iPhone was still shipping at the end of June.
     
  22. macrumors G3

    puckhead193

    Joined:
    May 25, 2004
    Location:
    NY
    #22
    i would love to see a screen shot of the iphone on MR.
     
  23. macrumors 65816

    skinnylegs

    Joined:
    May 8, 2006
    Location:
    San Diego
    #23
    Sorry if it's not newsworthy enough for you, buddy. We'll try and hunt down something that will suits your tastes. :rolleyes:

    Awesome! Wish we had some accompanying pics.
     
  24. macrumors G4

    flopticalcube

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2006
    Location:
    In the velcro closure of America's Hat
  25. macrumors 65816

    skinnylegs

    Joined:
    May 8, 2006
    Location:
    San Diego
    #25
    I'm guessing it's fully functional seeing as launch date *appears* be less than 30 days away.

    I've seen the videos a bazillion times but I am really looking forward to seeing firsthand how internet browsing on the iPhone pans out.
     

Share This Page