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Hooray! More news on the Apple product that nobody really knows exists. The good folks at Flurry Analytics, while doing some of their analyzing, noticed about 50 mystery devices being identified as “iProd” being used on Apple’s Cupertino campus, and ONLY being used on Apple’s Cupertino campus. What’s more is that these devices are also running an unreleased version of iPhone OS, this one coming in the delicious 3.2 variety. You may be hearing this and thinking to yourself, “well it’s just another iPhone.” Flurry knew you would be thinking this, and responds by saying “It (the mystery product) doesn’t follow the same naming string as iPhone devices and is showing up as iProd… We’re triangulating on other data as well that gives us confidence that we are looking at a tablet.” Flurry would love to release this “other data”, save for the privacy of their customers.
What’s more, after looking at this graph for a while, you will notice that the graph is measuring how many times apps belonging to a certain genre were downloaded and used. It is not measuring the use of the apps overall, but only if they are downloaded and opened. Comparing this list to Apple’s top 50 app list right now (paid and free), the 3 most downloaded genres are games, entertainment, and news. So really, Flurry’s chart is showing us the downloading tendencies of most iPod Touch users.
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