Hello Linux Geeksters. Unlike Windows and Mac OS X, Ubuntu sees the plugged in Apple devices as mass storage, mounting the drive as an USB device, so that the users can easily access the data on their phone and table.
This is done via the imobiledevice library, which is included by default.
And this is a worth mentioning feature, since the Apple products require special software to be used when trying to read the data on the device, via USB. While iTunes is officially supported on Windows and Mac OS X, Ubuntu lacks on such an official tool, but there are a lot of third party iTunes-like software.