Hi! My name is Cédric Bozzi, I make websites and iOS apps, and this is my blog about technology (mostly a Twitter archive, really).

14 April 2011

“What is ’ix.Mac.MarketingName’ and why is it listed as a supported device for iOS apps?”

On today’s session of “things to ponder before lunch,” we have a strange new text string added to the iTunes preview of some iOS apps, which identifies an “ix.Mac.MarketingName” as one of the compatible devices with software designed for iOS.

I noticed that earlier today, but just assumed it was a translation bug in the French App Store. If it’s not, then… does it indicate that Lion will run iOS apps? (Why else would existing iOS apps be advertised as compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, iPad and… what else is there? what else that could be referenced by the “ix.Mac.MarketingName” internal string?) Or Apple’s web developers are just bored and they wanted to launch a gratuitous rumor today.

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