iPhone Used to Browse MacRumors.com?
It looks like someone at Apple has started more openly testing the Apple iPhone across web sites, including MacRumors.com.
One reader tipped us off that they had come across iPhone browser identification strings in the Apache logs of their eBay images. According to their submitted logs, the browser identifies itself as:
Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/1A538a Safari/419.3
While browser identification strings can be easily spoofed, these requests originated from Apple's internal IP addresses.
After this tip, we were able to confirm similar findings in our own logs, verifying the above claims.