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iPad iOS 6.0 user agent strings

All of us regular folk are still waiting for Apple to push out an official version of iOS 5.1 for our various iDevices, but server logs have shown that there are some iPads out there perusing the Web with iOS 6.0 in tow. The folks at Ars Technica have discovered browser user agent strings in their server logs showing devices identifying themselves as iPads running iOS 6.0. The user agents in question came from IP addresses belonging to Apple's corporate block in Cupertino.

The report from Ars Technica also notes that there were 365 visits to the site from devices with a screen resolution of 2048x1536, which just so happens to be the rumored resolution of the iPad 3. There's no indicator that these devices are actually the new iPad, but Ars suggests that since there are so few devices with that resolution, it could well be Apple's new slate. However, MacRumors notes that the Retina display-packing iPhone 4 and 4S report their resolution as being 480x320 instead of their actual 960x640 resolution so that the content displayed doesn't become too small to read, so it's likely that the new iPad would follow a similar method of identifying its screen resolution.

So does this mean we'll soon be seeing iOS 6.0 make its debut? Probably not, as these reports of iOS 6.0-powered iPads likely stem from Apple employees testing the new software, which shouldn't come as a surprise. What we could very well see soon is iOS 5.1, which registered iOS developers have been beta testing for some time now. With the iPad 3 event coming on March 7th, many expect iOS 5.1 to also be introduced at the gathering. Whatever Apple does end up trotting out on stage on Wednesday, you can bet that we'll report it as it happens, so stay tuned for more.

Via MacRumors, Ars Technica


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Adrian Dunsford I don't claim apple to be better, but neither do I consider them to be toys. As you say it's just preference. I used to have a Samsung galaxy, and before that a htc dream with the flip up screen. I much prefer the apple os for one reason, you know how to use it as soon as you get it out of the box. That may be boring to some, but I have more in my life to worry about than having to learn how to use a new phone. I stuck with nokias from 1991 up to 2005 because they all worked in a similar way, up until the series 60 os on my n73 and n96, i went off that very quickly, it was so slow. That's when I got the htc dream. I'm currently using an iPhone 4s, and i'm going to jailbreak it this week :-)
Tony Ward I bet the staff at phonedog think we are ranting fanboys lol, in the end its all down to personal preference. I think android os driven phones are fantastic and you think apple os driven devices are fantastic so you are welcome to your opinion just as much as anyone else, I owned a 3gs and found it very boring, have you owned a android phone so you can tell me the reasons why you claim apple devices are better?
Adrian Dunsford Charge is relative to usage, perhaps your friend batters his phone and you don't. Somedays I don't need to charge my phone, somedays I can charge it twice
Tony Ward Is that all lol, My desire HD is clocked at 2ghz, bit better than a tiny 800mhz, plus I can get a full days use out of it too, a friend at my work charges his iPhone 4 at least twice a day, I charge mine at night and from me getting up at 4:30am to 10pm at night its still got around 20% charge left.
Adrian Dunsford Processor clock speed isn't everything... See my earlier comment on 12mhz Amiga vs 100mhz pc on paper the pc would appear to be quicker, but in reality the Amiga blew it away with performance :-)
Adrian Dunsford http://www.redmondpie.com/iphone-4s-cpu-clocked-at-800mhz-is-73-faster-than-iphone-4-twice-as-fast-as-galaxy-s-ii-and-all-other-android-phones/
Tony Ward Noobies lol, typo error lmao.
Tony Ward With apple it works like this, say you are buying some trainers and you see some " hi tech" for £30 and some exactly the same design but branded "Nike" at double the price, if you are brand/fashion obsessed you buy the "Nike" just because of the high status branding, this is why people buy apple products because of the social status the branding gives, clever people on the other hand buy less known brand names because you get the same level of quality for a lower price, iPhones and Mac's are fashion toys that hold no weight in the tech community and people that own them are classed as boobies lol.
Tony Ward But to upgrade a basic Mac is costly (standard Mac costs £900 uk pounds) then a half decent nvidia card like the gts 600 will cost about £450, you can get a good gaming pc for about £700 these days so why would I spend double the amount of my hard earned money for a computer with the same specs, you can run more on windows too. You are the only person I know in all of my tech/geeky friends that owns a Mac, just like the iPhone they are over priced under powered devices that rely on media hype to sell them to the in expected public. I bet my desire HD with its overclocked CPU at 2ghz is faster than your Mac lol.
Adrian Dunsford I admit that a gaming pc might be the ultimate, but they are designed for a specific task... Gaming, however a decent gaming pc will cost much more than a mac
Tony Ward The phones look like children's toys but the computers look nice, I don't but tech to look nice, I buy it for useability and apple products just don't compare to gaming PC's and android phones.
Adrian Dunsford Lmao tony, you have to admit that they do look good too :-)
Tony Ward Still don't like apple lol
Adrian Dunsford You see tony, you never know where I'm gonna pop up! In a man with many hidden talents :-)
Tony Ward Never knew you where on here Adrian lol, my above comment does not apply to you because you are one of the rare apple owners that have a brain, you use your Mac for practical reasons. I'm making a dig at the people that just buy apple products as a fashion accessory, please don't place yourself in this category as I know you in real life to be a normal level headed Guy, quite a rare thing for a apple owner to be lol.
Adrian Dunsford I have to say tony ward, I'm an apple fan, my mac was bought entirely for recording and mixing music. It's now 4 years old, it boots up in under 20 seconds which is as quick now as the day it cane out of the box, it has not crashed once, and every piece of software I have installed has run with no hassles. From 1991 Up til 2007 I had been building custom pc's and prior to that I was an Amiga man, the mac and the Amiga are very similar, jumping from an Amiga to a pc was like stepping back in time. The pc had a 100mhz processor as opposed to the amigas 12mhz, yet the Amiga opened the same applications much quicker! The mac has exactly the same processor as my windows laptop at work, yet opens things up in almost half the time. Why is that? Superior operating system? Quality hardware? I personally think you pay for more than just the logo on apple products.
Walter Perez Always interested in what apple comes up with next...and to see how google,Samsung and every other company tries to copy them...
Jesse Ling this just goes to reinforce time old consumer knowledge,NEVER buy the first version of anything
Tony Ward Apple products are aimed at people that don't have a brain and to be honest I would rather buy a gaming laptop than a icrap anyday, get a life u apple fanboys!
Jennifer Baker theres and ipad2??
Adrian Jordan I'm excited about the upcoming iPad 3 as I will be purchasing one on its launch date - as I type this from my iPad 2.
Konrad Weiler OF COURSE!! not
James Fisher I don't think it is worth the money of the iPad 2 yeah a faster processor and a HD display but not something I'm gonna trade my iPad 2 in for - also why would you need Siri on an iPad? :S
Jacob Grumbles @ Tim miyashiro Zach flip flops more than a fish out of water. I got him to agree that he was a mindless sheep back when I first like phone dogs page. He even admitted that Android was the better os and the he is sick of iOS .
Mario Rivas I'm happy with my transformer prime
Kristopher Davis Everytime I see the lower case i in front of a word I puke in my mouth alittle...overpriced, slave brand!!
Callum Lefler Cool I might get the iPad 3!!! Probably way cooler
Philip Weißner Oh des, It is the best OS they ever build, because THIS change everything... But still if it's the best OS I wouldn't spend the half of the price just for an Apple Logo on my device... So NOT REALLY!!
José J. Landrau NOT AT ALL.
Rami Serhan If iOS 6 were coming out soon, then apple developers would have received several beta iterations. iOS upgrades are not state secrets they are tested regularly by anyone with a developer license. There are rumors and there is empty hype. This article falls under the latter.
Mike Dougall Same crap as i pad 2
Jamar Meo No its sad how every post between either companies there is always a kiddy battle -____-
Tim Miyashiro No, my laptop is good enough. And that Zach guy is a retard, I remember him trashing iOS last week. Make up your mind,.
Kelvin Viola i agree apple revolutionized the modern tech but its a few years back ipad may be the best one out there before but right now how can you say that, i cant say that cause id be lying then
Jose Pablo Islas Not even a little
Jan Michael Cruz Nope not at all
Henry Murillo It's soooo funny how many people are still on denial about apple that it's almost pathetic. Numbers don't lie ladies.
Sam Platz Same old boring Apple crap.
Jamar Meo But that's irrelevant lol
Jamar Meo Bing is worth more than 500 bill..... °waits for you to finish Googling the worth of bing°
Henry Murillo Yah but I'm very happy with my iPad 2
Eduardo Ordaz @Zach Apple isn't worth anything because they are evil. IOS is trash thats why we always bash. IOS is boring that it keeps us snoring. Ipad stinks.
Benjamin Padilla I'm interested to see what Apple is going to do as far as innovation. It seems like they have really stalled in the hardware department especially when compared to Android manufacturers. I do think Apple does a good job at controlling their products. What if the iPad looks like the iPhone 4? It will break within a month of owning it.
Edmund Nigel Got more money than Microsoft and google can count together.
Zach Cline IPad doesn't suck lol. Apple is doing something right because they're worth $500 billion.
John Jenkins What's new about it besides ios6 im loving my iphone4
Edmund Nigel Oh I'm happy with my iPad 2 went from a 1 to a 2 hmm I might consider a 3. Nah
Edmund Nigel All those haters , of course everyone is waiting and wanting to know whats the next for apple they have revolutionized the way we live. Some r hoping that there a bust aka (HATERS) but no matter what they bring or upgrade with its definitely going to be something to see.
Eric Quach maybe if 100 bucks. but I'm not interested in tablets. half the functions of a netbook but 2x the price?
Flako Ramirez Nah not really
Cindy Lou No,Happy with my iPad 2
Alex Ramirez Noooooo!!!! Ipad sucks
????????? ??e?a?? Yes. Hopefully I manage to get one :)
Roman Maddox Apple products are overpriced garbage.
Trevor Trey Basikolo i got bored of the look of IOS even if they improve the hardware i dont think its work moving on too if its gonna till look and work the same as the first gen ipad
Yu Suenaga What's an ipad?
Eduardo Ordaz Yes it is the same. Icons and icons. Just the SAAAAAAmmmmee.
Zach Cline It's not the same. It hasn't even been released and fandroids are already hating on it. Get a life. And you can't say that iOS 6 looks the same as ios 5 because you haven't seen it idiots.
Eduardo Ordaz No. Its the same. And the same software since 2007. It boring. Going to get the transformer Prime.
Christopher Rogers Must be that time of the month again....
Susan Hugus No, it takes too long for Apple to upgrade their products.
Chris Payne I couldn't care less about any of the crap Apple regurgitates. My Transformer Prime will outperform the iPad 4 and 5
Eduardo Giraldo Android all the , open source system
Brandon Thompson Good with my iPad 2
Daniel Cuadrado Always excited about any new Apple product. I mean they revolutionized the way we use portable tech. Very exciting to see new products from all companies. It's always good to have choices.
Cory Wilson Can anybody tell me the price?
Joe Czo nah android all the way. SIKE!
Marina Moore No! I just got my iPad 2.
Adam Grossen Yeah!!!
Douglas Massell no excitement about any apple product
Oliver Evo no really
Michelle DeRosa No I want a new iPod to be released
Jon Jerico Calanio My Prime is all that I need.
Mike Keslinke Imagine If it had a Microsoft word/PowerPoint/excel app then it could replace a laptop
Jason Ramos lol and iOS 6 looks just like iOS 5
Ryan Etzel Is if also running on iPhones?
Ryno Bones I love my NookColor, but I'm ready for something bigger and better. Have been waiting patiently for good deals on Transformer Prime, but looks like the next iteration is around the corner. After I see a side-by-side with the Infinity 700 and the iPad3, I'll make up my mind.
CJ Dudley YES!!!!!
Omar Feliciano iPad! Meh! No exited about it. Android all the way.
Carlos Chee I'll wait for the ipad 4 next month... isheep
Kelvin Viola no, i still think its a waste of money. sgnote thats good, atrix a little bit crappy bit concept wise is one of the best iPad still no
Enrique Fdez Apple and ahalf
Chris Corliss The iOS 6 thing isn't that surprising. Developers were probably checking functionality.
Rick Sievers I'd rather have an Android
Lee W Borgardt nope! got an android tab in the mail for 200!
Alex Akiflak I'd prefer to not waste my money..
Carlos Nava Ipad 3 with a Retina Display 8 megapixel camera 4G LTE QuadCore Processer For 399$ ?? Why not
Paul Thuong Yes, under 500 and I'll take home one! Also my first tablet ever!
Amie Lee Greenway Lol sure the iPad changed the way people use technology but is it really necessary if you have a smartphone and a laptop? That's my honest question.
Hon Guin Lee No, I don't own an iPad.
Tony Dupre No. I used to love Apple, until this crap.
Trevor Trey Basikolo arvin dwight you third lol
Arvin Dwight Villagomez first.... umm ios.6????
Trevor Trey Basikolo looks cool but i dont know if its gonna be a major change




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