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References To New iPhones, iPod Touch And iPad Found In iPad Filesystem

April 3rd, 2010 04:22 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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While folks at iFixit were disassembling the iPad, which was launched today, some folks were busy digging into the internals of iPad OS.

And not surprisingly they’ve stumbled onto something interesting. They’ve found references to new iPhones, iPod Touch and (Surprise! Surprise!) even a new iPad.

It has been less than 24 hours since the Apple iPad has been available and folks have already found references to "iPhone3,1", "iPhone3,2" "iPhone3,3" "iPod4,1," and "iProd2,1” in iPad’s file system.

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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 iPhone 3G is labeled "iPhone 1,2" and iPhone 3GS is labeled "iPhone 2,1". The current iPod Touch model is "iPod3,1,". These numbers do not change for simple storage increases and instead represent functionally different devices.

In case of the iPad, iProd1,1 was the original reference. But the reference of the production model is iPad1,1.

Based on this, it looks like Apple is working on three new iPhones ("iPhone3,2", "iPhone3,2" "iPhone3,3"), a new iPod Touch ("iPod4,1,") and also the next generation iPad. We had heard about Apple working on two new iPhones, including one for Verizon. The third version could be the China version of the iPhone.

Michael Grothaus of TUAW puts it very aptly:

The only thing these product reference numbers tell us for sure is that in today's day and age, the newest piece of tech you buy is virtually already outdated.

We’re eagerly waiting for the new iPhones, which is expected to be launched in June/July? How about you?

[via BGR]

Source: References To New iPhones, iPod Touch And iPad Found In iPad Filesystem

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