Ali Hutchison

6/14/2018 2:16 PM

51Degrees User Agent Analysis - June 2018

Popular User Agents detected including Smartphones, MediaHubs and Consoles

This blog shares the latest 51Degrees User Agent Analysis including User Agent examples from Smartphones, MediaHubs and Consoles. Currently, we have over 50,000 device models in our database.

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10/16/2017 9:25 AM

Apple Sub-Versions Update

As part of our continual improvement programme we would like to take this opportunity to inform our customers of an improvement we are making in the near future.

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9/20/2017 8:30 AM

Website Optimisation for Apple devices - iPad and iPhone

51Degrees shares updated JavaScript to enable device detection for Apple devices

In 2015 we released a detailed blog on Device Detection for Apple iPhone and iPad. Since then Apple has released many more devices. Identifying Apple devices can be challenging and when putting plans in place to optimise websites for mobile devices like Apple, companies have two choices. Try and run a solution internally or simply have 51Degrees do the work for you with the added benefits of the Apple device properties we provide in our data files.

Because we endeavour to support companies and hobbyists with our unique open source solutions, we are sharing some JavaScript that will enable you to set up an internal solution if you wish. We would, however, encourage you to save yourself the time and effort and use our data files to support your strategic website optimisation decisions.

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7/10/2017 9:56 AM

Apple's Macintosh OS - macOS and OS X?

Metadata Advisory

During the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) In June 2016, Craig Federighi, Apples senior VP of software engineering, announced that Apple's desktop operating system will now go by the name of macOS (codename: Sierra).

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5/15/2017 9:58 AM

Detect Apple iPhone Model Numbers and User-Agents

51Degrees property: HardwareModelVariants

We recently touched on model numbers within Android User-Agent strings for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. This week we look closer at User-Agent strings for the Apple iPhone 7.



9/13/2016 9:55 AM

Weekly Data Update & iPhone 7

Apple fans rejoice, the next iteration of the iPhone is here. After months of speculation a few days ago Apple officially unveiled the iPhone 7 to the eagerly awaiting press. These new devices can already be detected in our world leading device intelligence, today we'll take a quick look at what the public will get with the latest Apple smartphone.



3/22/2016 2:49 PM

Brand new devices from Apple

iPhone SE and 9.7-inch iPad Pro

This week introduces Apple 's two new devices: a brand new iPhone SE and 9.7 inch iPad Pro. Both devices were announced at Apple's press release on the 21st of March 2016.

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James Rosewell

7/8/2015 5:00 PM

Apple Standalone on Device Detection

Exposing the crippling solution used to detect iPhone and iPad models

Device vendors as varied as the mighty Samsung, to brands like Pantech and Micromax all recognise the importance of identifying different device models when accessing web sites. However, Apple do not fully support this approach.

Some device detection solutions have tried to address the problem by artificially stressing the iPhone or iPad to determine how quickly its processor can complete iterative tasks. Understanding how the device performs under stress provides an indication as to the CPU available and therefore the model of the device. The approach can yield more information but ironically at the expense of user experience as the page load time increases and the battery is drained more rapidly.

If every web site were to stress iPhones and iPads to gain model information the web would slow down for Apple users. This isn’t in Apple’s interest. However, if Apple make a simple change the problem can be avoided.

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51Degrees Products

7/8/2015 5:00 PM

Device Detection for Apple iPhone and iPad

Which techniques to use and avoid

51Degrees data analysis team stress tested a range of real iPhone and iPad devices, both old and new using all the major web browsers in order to determine if CPU stress testing is a viable additional method to identify iPhone and iPad models alongside User-Agent analysis, screen information and WebGL API

The full results are available for download along with the analysis of the differences between each device and browser.

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4/7/2015 4:20 PM

Browsing the web from a smartwatch

How many of them can browse independently?

It seems that the major phone makers have decided now is the time for us to all buy smart watches but what do they actually do for the consumer. They are supposed to make our lives easier by placing all the information that we were getting from our pocket and phones on to our wrist. But will this effect the way we browse the Internet?