mesu.apple.com legit?

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  1. 00Diablo macrumors newbie

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    I've been delaying installing the iOS Update Enabler on my iPhone 5 because the whole process seems very un-Apple like and I'm suspicious.

    Is mesu.apple.com legit, and should I give it permission to install software on my iPhone?

    And if it is legit - WTF Apple? You guys have really been dropping the ball in the software realm over the past year or so, and this type of message from out of nowhere that can needlessly confuse users is another prime example. So, I need to install software in order to install software, and the source has a somewhat dubious sounding url behind it...

    Steve would be ripping someone a new ****** over this type of stuff, I'm sure.
     
  2. SanjeevRana macrumors 6502a

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    It's software ... ***** happens and Apple employees are also human :rolleyes:
     
  3. Zcott macrumors 68020

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  4. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    What's dubious about an apple.com URL? You think someone can hijack Apple's domain name?
     
  5. alexevo, Dec 25, 2012
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    alexevo macrumors newbie

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    Mesu.apple.com is NOT a URL. I know the .com things throws you off but it's a communications package that has multiple files in it used to communicate with other files. Mesu stands for main entry software update which is just a fancy way of saying its the communications file that tells the phone that its ok to accept OTA (over the air) updates to the main software (firmware).

    Edit: it is a URL but it is safe. See my other post below.
     
  6. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    Although it does exist as a subdomain entry.

    http://mesu.apple.com/version.xml
    http://mesu.apple.com/assets/com_ap...date/com_apple_MobileAsset_SoftwareUpdate.xml
     
  7. alexevo, Dec 25, 2012
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    alexevo macrumors newbie

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    Good catch. I was thinking of the packages that start with com.apple.namehere like com.apple.springboard for example.

    Turns out it is a URL but it's safe so no illicit things to worry about as I verified this with a brand new 4S and 5 just now plus I've seen it on the display phones in the apple store.

    Still a little out of character for Apple to put such a techy pop up on the screen and ask users to approve or deny it.
     
  8. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    Yes, it's a URL :)
     
  9. alexevo macrumors newbie

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    You're a bit late on this one. See my previous post.
     
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