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This python script queries iTunes update url to see if iPhone OS 3.0 has been released for the iPhone 3G
import urllib2
import re
from time import sleep
class PageScraper(object):
"""
This class scrapes a url for a string, can be used with a loop.
"""
def __init__(self, url, string=''):
self.url = url
self.string = string
self.page = ''
self.request = None
def pull(self):
"""
This method pull's the request and saves it as self.page.
"""
if self.request == None:
self.request = urllib2.Request(self.url)
try:
self.page = urllib2.urlopen(self.request).read()
except urllib2.HTTPError:
self.page = ''
def search(self):
"""
Search for a string in self.page.
"""
return self.string in self.page
def loop(self, delay=5.0):
"""
Loop until the string is found.
"""
while 1:
update.pull()
if update.search():
return True
sleep(delay)
if __name__ == "__main__":
update = PageScraper('http://ax.phobos.apple.com.edgesuite.net/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/com.apple.jingle.appserver.client.MZITunesClientCheck/version', 'iPhone1,2_3.0_7A341')
if update.loop(delay=10.0):
print 'iPhone 3G 3.0 Update found'
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