Is https still not supported by the api?

I've found this thread:
... but was wondering if anything has changed since 2012-02-28?

In the user guide for the maps api ( ), this code appears in the "Marker Clustering" example:
(document.location.protocol == "https:") && 
   nokia.Settings.set("secureConnection", "force");
It doesn't seem to have any effect when using the places api though, and I can't find anything in the API reference that explains this property.