One week after the release of iPhone OS 3.1 Beta 3, the Ars Technica today announced that the build brought an updated configuration file with references to two mysterious products, identified as iProd0.1 and iProd1.1. The first was already found in mid-March, but the second is really new.
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The product ID for the iProd 1.1 4762, while the previous one was 4757. It also has a ConfigurationDescriptor different, called standardMuxPTPEthernet. IPhones models also have this designation, and the additional interface found in the plist (more specifically, the USBConfiguration.plist file in the image above) for this configuration is AppleUSBEthernet. Did the device gain high-speed network capabilities? early to say.
Typically a code 0.1 suggests that the product is still in development, that is, it may be just a prototype. Reaching stage 1.1, however, already points to the launch of a first official and public version. When and what, exactly, we still don't know; who knows September may be illuminating for these rumors, since Apple usually holds an event where it announces new iPods.
The term "iProd" is also new among Apple product codes. Some speculate that it has to do with the much talked about and expected touchscreen tablet, and it is not known whether such a computer would run the iPhone OS, Mac OS X or a mixture of the two. On second thought, these references may have to do with a new generation of iPod nano with cameras, but if the gadget uses the iPhone operating system, perhaps Apple is preparing the launch of an iPhone nano, also speculated a long time ago.
In late January, the identification iPhone2,1 was discovered for the first time, which became the iPhone 3GS. In addition to the two mentioned in this article, other IDs such as iPod2,2, iPod3,1 and iPhone3,1 continue to be used by Apple and have not become products of any of its current lines. The ovens are hot in Cupertino!