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iOS 5.1 beta 2 shows bogus devices to mask future models

updated 05:50 pm EST, Mon December 12, 2011

Apple uses new iOS beta to hide hardware

Apple as part of its iOS 5.1 beta 2 release has started deliberately masking the identities of future hardware. Following its showing the iPad 3 and iPhone 5, it now has numerous entries for models that would normally be years away, such as "iPad 9,3" or "Apple TV 5,1." It's presumed the entries will stay and could become active without necessarily tipping off beta testers.

The company regularly has to include references to future iOS hardware and Macs in its beta updates as it starts company testing. They don't necessarily reflect imminent launches but often give clues as to whether Apple expects a major revision, a minor one, or whether there will be multiple variants. [via 9to5]




by MacNN Staff

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  1. wr11

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +5

    BWAHAHAHA

    Apple is now trolling new hardware speculators.

  1. makemineamac

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +4

    About time...

    Not sure why they hadn't thought of this sooner....

  1. macjockey

    Joined: Dec 1969

    +3

    because..

    software developers are supposed to be professionals. They shouldn't release every little secret onto the internet. After all they sign a non-disclosure agreement not to do this c***.

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