Apple Makes it Difficult To Identify Future iOS Devices With Fake References in iOS 5.1 Beta

News | Tuesday December 13 2011 3:15 AM | Comments (0) Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

When Apple releases a new iOS software update, one of the most interesting things to do was to go through the configuration files to find out references to future iOS devices.
Unfortunately,
that was seeded to developers few hours back, Apple has started adding dozens of new fake references to future iOS devices such as “iPhone 11,3″, “iPad11,1”, “iPod 11,1″, and “AppleTV10,3” in the USBDeviceConfiguration.plist file in an attempt to make it difficult for bloggers to identify upcoming iOS devices. In fact, it looks like Apple added the new fake entries in iOS 5.1 beta 1.
the amusing new file Apple put in iOS 5.1 beta 2 which includes a lot of silly references to devices that don’t exist.  This isn’t entirely new – Apple had done this to another file in iOS 5.1B1.
However, as iOS hacker and developer, chpwn points out, unaltered listings are still visible in other locations.
We’re quite sure that Apple will add these new fake references in those locations as well in future iOS software updates.
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