iPhone Browser

It appears Apple’s iPhone uses the following User Agent:

Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/1A543a Safari/419.3

A quick search of the log files turns up a hit for me. IP address is from Apple, so I’d presume it was using WiFi to connect via Apple’s corporate network, and not Cingular’s Edge network.

I’m curious what version of WebKit will ship on the final product. This could possibly be it.

[Hat tip: Mac Rumors]

2 thoughts on “iPhone Browser

  1. It’s quite an amusing user agent – I like how Apple is at pains to say it is “like” OS X and “like” Gecko.

    What will be interesting is whether sites which offer a mobile version decide to offer it to iPhone user agents or give the full site. I know one of the selling points of the iPhone is that it can render full web pages but some sites may still treat it as any other mobile device.

  2. Neil T.: It’s not ucommon for the IP address itself to also be a factor, since some mobile devices pretend to be desktop browsers.

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