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Cannot detect iPhone 4 for mobile site development?

1332 Views 2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 13, 2010 9:19 AM by DaVBMan RSS
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Jul 13, 2010 9:15 AM
Hi all,

1st post on the forums... not even sure if this is the right place to post this?

I work for a digital marketing agency which builds bespoke internet and mobile sites and we cannot detect the iPhone 4 via the usual method of using its user agent. We deliver device specific mobile downloads on a lot of our sites and because the iPhone 4 has its lovely hi res 640x960 resolution, naturally we want to be able to deliver video / image content to maximise the iPhone 4 user's experience.

The problem is that the user agent for the iPhone 4 is identical to all other iPhones, it is only specifying the OS version not the hardware.

We know that we can do something to detect the viewport size using javascript but to be honest that's a bit hacky.

Surely the iPhone 4 should identify itself as such via the traditional method contained in the user agent?

Cheers!
iPhone, iOS 4, iPhone 4

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