Server Log Shows iOS 6 Equipped iPads Being Tested Inside 1 Infinity Loop
Apple works a lot on refining their products even before they release a developers beta version. Something similar is happening right now at Apple’s One Infinity Loop headquarters. Folks over Ars Technica discovered some servers logs which shows iPads with Retina display are being tested with iOS 6 running on them. Ars Technica received 346 unique hits from such iPads and they weren’t iPad 2 at all. Screen resolution data from the same server log shows that these hits were from devices which were equipped with a 2048×1536 high resolution (264ppi) display. Remember that it is highly speculated that and partially confirmed that Apple’s upcoming iPad 3 or better call is iPad HD would be carrying a screen with exact same resolution.
To add more weight in this report Ars Technica also mentioned that these iPads accessed the website from Apple’s Cupertino headquarter’s IP.
We 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.
Of course if these iPads were running some inside test build of iOS 6.0 then their WebKit would also be a little different than currently available version of WebKit. Apple has not announced anything about their upcoming iOS 6.0 but we’re expecting to get its early look at WWDC later this year in June. Remember that Apple released their latest iOS 5′s developer version at WWDC in June last year. They publicly released iOS 5 on October 12th just two days before the launch of iPhone 4S.
Apple has already released 3 beta version of their upcoming major iOS 5.1 update to developers in past 4 months. It is highly speculated that the company would release iOS 5.1 update along with iPad 3 in a special media event on March 7th.
Tim Cook and Co. will unveil iPad 3/HD on March 7th, here’s what you can expect the following from iPad 3:
- A 2048×1536 high resolution display
- Faster quad-core A5X/A6 processor
- Up to 3x faster graphics
- Same 10 hour battery life
- New apps
- Better 5/8 Megapixel rear camera and 1.3 megapixel front face camera for FaceTime
- Slightly thicker outer shell
We will keep you updated on all iPad 3 latest happenings, stay tuned!