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Analytics Firm Says Apple Is Testing Rumored Tablet On Campus

There’s 50-or-so rogue devices being used on Apple’s Cupertino, Calif. campus, according to Flurry, an analytics company that says it used both IP addresses and GPS coordinates to make the identification.

Flurry was able to track them down because testers downloaded around 200 applications to the devices that were using its analytics software. In a release sent to reporters, the company wrote: “Many of these applications (about 200 that we can see) match the kinds of apps that have been presumed to run on the Tablet.” The most popular categories are: games, followed by entertainment, news and books, lifestyle and utilities. More details can be read on the company’s blog here.

On Wednesday, Apple is holding a press event in San Francisco to unveil its “latest creation.” While it’s widely believed to be a new tablet device, there’s been no verification of that yet to date besides endless numbers of media reports. This report doesn’t really offer confirmation that it’s a tablet, but rather, just proves that Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) is indeed testing something new — a phone, a new OS version, anything….

One Response to “Analytics Firm Says Apple Is Testing Rumored Tablet On Campus”

  1. proformaartista

    How is spying of this sort legal by a private company, unless, of course, its backer is a gov. spy agency like some branch of the CIA, for example which, by the way, is not supposed to spy domestically.