Apple caught playing games on overhyped tablet

Posted by Aharon Etengoff

A mobile apps tracking firm known as Flurry Analytics has claimed that Apple recently tested 150 games on its overhyped tablet device. 

According to Kotaku, Flurry managed to "sniff out heavy usage of programs" running on approximately 50 [tablet-like] devices.

"[The research firm] detected 200 different applications in use by testers, about 150 of which if classifies as games. Flurry claims to be able to 'reliably place' these devices geographically on Apple's Cupertino campus," explained Kotaku.

Apple caught playing games on overhyped tabletThe games - which displayed a "strong" social interaction theme - were reportedly running on the unreleased iPhone 3.2 operating system. 



"If this were an iPhone we were looking at, the hardware would tell us when we ask it (via the software). So we can rule out that this is an iPhone," Flurry spokesperson Peter Farago opined in an official blog post.

"Also, we already see verified iPhone devices testing OS 4.0 and these leave (Apple's Cupertino, CA) campus, whereas this device does not. This makes sense given the secrecy around the new tablet device as the launch event nears."