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51Degrees

10/5/2020 5:00 PM

Apple releases iOS 14 and iPadOS 14

Feature packed with some significant privacy enhancements!

iOS 14 is one of Apple's biggest iOS updates to date, introducing Home screen design changes, major new features, updates for existing apps, Siri improvements, and many other tweaks that streamline the iOS interface.

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Benjamin CB

9/4/2019 2:00 PM

Upgrade Apple Device Detection

Implement all the latest techniques for iOS 13 iPhone and iPad

51Degrees released the second and final stage of its post iOS 12.2 device detection solution for Apple iPad and iPhone during August 2019 after extensive verification with iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 betas. (iPadOS is formally splitting from iOS in version 13)

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Rob Bateman, James Rosewell

9/3/2019 1:30 PM

GPU Benchmarking and Device Detection

How 51Degrees evaluated GPU micro benchmarking and why it's not viable today

51Degrees identify Apple iPhone and iPad models with over 99% accuracy. One of the techniques considered in the solution was GPU benchmarking. The technique showed promise but was not considered performant enough for production deployment.

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Benjamin CB

8/28/2019 2:00 PM

Apple Tracking Solved

iOS 12.2, 13 and iPadOS 13 iPhone and iPad device detection

51Degrees is the demonstrable leader in the field of device detection, continually leading innovation throughout the past decade.

Apple iOS 12.2 threw up a lot of challenges for many industries such as analytics, finance and advertising. As the leader in the field, 51Degrees adopted an open and transparent approach to the development of a solution, publishing research and examples along the way.

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Benjamin CB

8/28/2019 2:00 PM

Granular Apple iOS and iPadOS Device Detection

Combining Benchmarking and Image Hashing

Detecting the precise iPad or iPhone after iOS 12.2 is a bit of a headache, but so important for accurate analytics given Apple's dominance in the tablet and smartphone market. Traditional User-Agent based solutions need to be enhanced with JavaScript.

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Maria Gray

5/9/2019 3:56 PM

Multi Stage Approach to Apple iOS Device Detection

51Degrees ensure an enduring, accurate and high performance solution to Apple iOS device detection

As you may already know, with the release of iOS 12.2, Apple removed some vital information which allowed device detection solutions to accurately identify Apple devices. You can read more about what changed here.

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Benjamin CB

4/2/2019 3:00 PM

Apple iOS 12.2 degrades device detection accuracy

iOS 12.2 removes the GPU model name

The new Apple iOS update has disabled a common GPU based method of achieving precise model granularity.

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Marketing

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.