Apple's Web-based Diagnostic Tool for iOS Devices Slated for Next Month Release

Apple is readying a remote iOS device testing tool for deployment to its service personell. According to France-based Hardmac, "Apple announced (internally) that they have put the final touch to the tools that will facilitate a diagnostic.""It will be simple to use and can be used remotely. In effect, this systems operates entirely online. An […]

Apple is readying a remote iOS device testing tool for deployment to its service personell. According to France-based Hardmac, "Apple announced (internally) that they have put the final touch to the tools that will facilitate a diagnostic."

"It will be simple to use and can be used remotely. In effect, this systems operates entirely online. An email is sent to the device containing a URL (this can also be entered by hand) and the device will connect via Mobile Safari and the telephone to start internal checks and sends the result of it to the Apple servers to which the service centres are connected."

The following information can be gathered using the diadnostic system:

  • Health, level of load of the battery, duration passed since the last complete charge
  • Minimum level to which the battery was discharged
  • iOS version installed
  • To know if the mobile was turned off normally the preceding time.

These tools will be distributed in the next months everywhere.

The Hardmac says, that it is not clear if the new web diagnostic tool will be able to detect jailbreak system or not.