Apple's iTunes and Mac App Store Traffic Increases Ninefold for iOS 6 Launch Day

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    Networking company Sandvine today took a look (via The Loop) at Apple's iTunes Store and Mac App Store traffic yesterday as compared to the previous two Wednesdays, noting that traffic spiked to nine times it usual levels with the release of iOS 6, OS X 10.8.2, and a host of other updates from Apple.
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    Sandvine's measurements capture data from fixed access cable and DSL networks, thus including direct downloads through iTunes and the Mac App Store as well as users who updated their iOS devices using the over-the-air update functionality on their Wi-Fi networks. iOS 6 is the first major iOS upgrade to be supported by the over-the-air update feature that debuted with iOS 5.

    Article Link: Apple's iTunes and Mac App Store Traffic Increases Ninefold for iOS 6 Launch Day
     
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    What causes that little spike at 5am?
     
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    That could be the fact that a lot of new app updates were coming through.

    The rest of it was me trying to get my TomTom app (Europe v1.11) working by deleting and reinstalling several times in different ways, as it keeps crashing on launch. Update on Sept 28th, apparently. In the meantime I have Apple Maps, but where I'm going tomorrow, apparently am meeting friends in the middle of a field.

    Can anyone suggest a free nav app? For the UK?
     
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    This says that the word of iOS 6 being released yesterday got out to the public very well.
     
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    ISP's around the world must have been dreading the arrival of this day!
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    Despite the huge spike in traffic, I must say downloading the update to iOS and apps was a LOT smoother than prior iOS releases.
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    Try Waze.
     
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    Damn! What is Apple thinkin? Is this maps fiasco some kind of sick joke?

    Please, Google, help us, ASAP!
    And I think we deserve an explanation from Apple!
     
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    OS X download went slow for me. Same with iPhoto, over an hour on a 20 mbit connection So, not good enough apple! Steve would never have allowed this!
     
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    What 9 times more!?
     
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    I've been using a data tracking app for the last couple months. One thing I've been surprised by is how all through the night my iPhone is constantly using not only WiFi but also cellular data. And there are highs and lows. Here was last night (central time). I've removed the apps (mail, pulse news, and skype all ping all night long) to leave you with iOS related things.

    2am
    OS Services- 19kb (WiFi)
    DataAccess- 17kb (cellular)
    Apple push service- 1kb- (cellular)
    OS services- 0.8kb (cellular)

    3am
    OS Services- 51kb (wifi)
    DataAccess- 18kb (wifi)
    DataAccess- 16kb (cellular)
    OS Services- 2kb (cellular)
    apple push service- 0.8kb (cellular)

    4am
    OS Services- 77kb (wifi)
    Data Access 24kb (cellular)
    OS Services- 2kb (cellular)
    apple push service- 1kb (cellular)

    5am
    OS Services- 54kb (wifi)
    dataAccess- 18kb (wifi)
    DataAccess- 19kb (cellular)
    OS Services- 2kb (cellular)
    apple push service- 0.8kb (cellular)

    6am
    OS Services- 59kb (wifi)
    Synched defaults- 6kb (wifi)
    DataAccess- 25kb (cellular)
    OS Services- 8kb (cellular)
    Apple push service- 0.8kb (cellular)

    Sure enough there seems to be a spike in "OS Services" at 4am (5am eastern). I'm guessing thats a time apple picked to push out more stuff. Probably because they figure most everyone will be sleeping (2am-5am across the US)
     
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    hundreds of thousands of folks on the servers downloading or trying out iOS 6 is about all the explanation you'll get from Apple.
     
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    might just had something to do with a boat load of app updates? maybe?
     
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    Thanks, I will.

    If it works well I might get rid of TomTom.
     
  15. macrumors newbie

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    Apple's excuse will probably be

    "You are holding it wrong"
     
  16. macrumors 6502a

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    One of these days Apple is going to break the internet.

    Surprised they haven't implemented something to stagger the downloading of new software when there is a major release coming up. Maybe partially downloading iOS in the background in the weeks leading up to it then patching it with a small update on the day.

    Come iOS 7 we could be talking about 100 million people all hitting the download button within 24 hours. Added to which are all the updated apps.

    They did do a good job this time, a lot quicker than previous big release days.
     
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    is the store down right now? i cant see any app updates anymore and it used to show 12
     
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    I'm partly to blame for the 7-8pm traffic. I had 2 iPhones, 2 iPads and one MacBook Pro going, all at the same time.

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    Cool stuff. And here I thought my phone was being lazy all night.
     
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    it's a shame that the 7 fold increase of people were disappointed with apple maps too....
     
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    Agreed. I was thinking about that yesterday, after updating my iMac, MacBook Air, and three iDevices - they all went smoothly, and I was impressed that Apple's systems were finally robust enough to handle everything.
     
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    I had a ton of updates
     
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    Can't DL Mountain Lion

    I had to do a restore of my MacBook Pro and the App store Mountain Lion download stalls out every 5 minutes.

    Kind of wish there was a DVD in these cases. I have fiber internet with 50/50 speeds. MY end is not the issue, but Apple's data center is borked.
     
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    sooo annoying, i keep getting errors and "EVENTUALLY" make it through after hitting the download button 3840380 times.

    and if it wasnt bad enough, the One Direction itunes concert starts to stream soon. teens all over the world r gonna take down the servers for good :eek:
     
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    Slow. Not a good experience.
     
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    As the Captain of the Titanic said, it's every man for himself! I read that OS6 was available at 12:50 Eastern and immediately started to download on both iPhone and iPad. It took about 45 minutes to download and reboot.
     

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