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Did Apple iPad 3 OS Appear On Ars Technica's Server Logs?

Anonymous users may have used the iPad 3 to access popular tech website, Ars Technica and using a new iOS 6.0 operating system.

Jacqui Cheng from Ars Technica reports that Apple employees could be using the tablet which is set to be launched on the 7th of March to surf the site leaving precious traces in the company's server logs.

Ars recorded 365 visits from a device with a screen resolution of 2048 by 1536 pixxels which matches the resolution of a high resolution Apple-powered device rumoured to come with the Retina display.

2048 by 1536 is a rather rare screen resolution partly because of its aspect ratio (4:3) which makes it stand out in a world where 16:10 and 16:9 rule the roost.

Ars Technica manage to narrow the visitors using the Apple corporate IP block located in Cupertino, California where the site is headquartered.

Another indication that this could well be the real thing; iOS 6.0 which has yet to be released to developers has a new WebKit built, v535.8 rather than the existing 534.46. has a live blog of the event from London, covering the pre-iPad 3 buzz happening in the hours prior to the launch, rumours and the launch itself on Wednesday 7th. We suggest that you follow and bookmark this real-time live blog thread.

Desire worked at ITProPortal right at the beginning and was instrumental in turning it into the leading publication we all know and love today. He then moved on to be the Editor of TechRadarPro - a position he still holds - and has recently been reunited with ITProPortal since Future Publishing's acquisition of Net Communities.