Apples Testing iOS 4.1 On Next Generation iPod Touch, iPad And A Mystery Device

News | Tuesday August 17 2010 9:46 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , , ,

“The first product, a fourth-generation iPod touch, is referenced within the code as “iPod 4,1.”[..]
The second unreleased product referenced in the USB configuration files is “iProd 2,1.”[..]
Finally, and most intriguing, is a previously undiscovered mention of a mysterious device listed only as “unknownHardware. Although the configuration files tag this device with a unique Apple product ID of 20547, it's textual descriptor is similarly listed as “Unknown- Add device descriptor info for this device.”
As we have explained before, Apple uses these models numbers to distinguish between different hardware models.
For example: The original iPhone carries the model number of “iPhone 1,1″, while the
is labeled “iPhone 1,2″,
is labeled “iPhone 2,1″ and the model number of
is “iPhone 3,1″.
In case of the iPad, iProd1,1 was the original reference. But the reference of the production model is iPad1,1.
These numbers do not change for simple storage increases and instead represent functionally different devices.
Based on this, “iPod 4,1” seems to be the fourth generation
, which is expected to be unveiled at a special event in September.
“iProd 2.1” could be the model number of the next generation iPad – iPad 2G, which we hear could come with a
, instead of the current Apple A4 chip leveraging the Cortex-A8 design and 512MB RAM like
.
, which we had recently report might be
.
We can’t wait for the media event next month. How about you folks?

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