Surge in Apple's iOS 7 Usage Revealed in Web Traffic Stats

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    While websites and developers have been seeing low levels of hits from iOS 7 devices for several months, as of last week we noticed a significant surge in such hits in our own logs. The hits come from Apple's block of IP addresses, suggesting that the company may have rolled out a new phase of testing with its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) just a month away.

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    iOS 7 web traffic at macrumors.com coming from Apple
    MacRumors is not the only site seeing significant increases in iOS 7 activity, as TechCrunch reports that mobile publishing company Onswipe has seen a similar spike coming from San Francisco and Cupertino.
    Apple is expected to show off iOS 7, as well as OS X 10.9, at next month's WWDC, but a public release of iOS 7 is not expected until later in the year alongside new iPhone hardware.

    We have not seen a similar spike in OS X 10.9 traffic coming from Apple in recent weeks, although that traffic has been slowly growing for a number of months now.

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    huray

    Kudos MacRumors for being one of the most visited iOS7 sites.
     
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    And after the iOS rundown, Tim Cook will come out and say it was all developed on the brand new Mac Pro were introducing today, wild cheers will roar.
     
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    In several moments Samsung paid trolls will be posting all over this site how this as yet unreleased OS and the new hardware that it will run on aren't innovative any more, or meant for your mother, or not cool...:rolleyes:
     
  6. Simplicated, May 8, 2013
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    Maybe it's time for "one more thing"... I miss that.:eek:
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    Lol, this is just what I was thinking.
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    by end of year...

    With the amount of developers that Ive has speculated to be taking up at apple to work on ios 7 I wouldn't be surprised if we saw something earlier than the usual.
     
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    Bring it on! I have high hopes for iOS 7... the WWDC should be the start of an exciting 2nd half of 2013.
     
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    I can't wait for the beta. Best part about being a developer
     
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    Makes sense testing sites that they know Apple fans use :p
     
  12. macrumors 6502a

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    "Apple has moved engineers from OS X to work on iOS 7 because it is behind schedule"

    "Hey iOS 7 will be early because Apple has more engineers working on it!"
     
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    I couldn't agree more. It makes sense.
     
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    Suddenly someone with a new account or an account from few years ago which never posted will come out and say how un-innovative and doomed and arrogant and closed and no-widgets Apple is, and how did he jump ship to the [brand] [full product name] and with the [full feature name], he is never going back to iOS. And the reason why s/he still cares so much to post flames in MacRumors is that despite his hate for Apple he ironically uses the newest MacBook Pro.
     
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    I hope someone reads this reply with his/her iOS 7 powered device, thank you :)
     
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    here's to hoping it will be out soon (and new iPhone)

    we finally realize our phones are getting slow and want a new phone but now holding back and hoping for a new phone before our fall vacation.
     
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    Less than a month to go at the end of this week :D
     
  18. unplugme71, May 8, 2013
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    They may be coming from SF and Cupertino, but I bet these devices are being used elsewhere. The phones are probably connected over VPN so no web traffic logs will pick up locations where the phones are actually being used.

    For all I know the guy sitting next to me has iOS 7
     
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    Can someone explain to me how one knows it's a device running iOS 7 that is being used?
     
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    That's so funny how they will visit a site like this to tease us. If iOS 7 is half what the rumors say it will be I think it will be great.
     
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    The user agent string that the browser sends to a website server? So everybody can fake this :p
     
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    Google analytics.
     
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    Samsung is throwing so much **** at the wall in their phone with the hopes that something will stick except many features are half baked and rushed. Apple will probably include some of these features. They have been working on them as well but, instead of rushing to the market, they have been testing them and will come out fully functional. Unfortunately, since Samsung has thrown everything including the kitchen sink into their phones, people will declare Apple is copying the competition.
     
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    It is the secret that Apple wants to tell us! Read the graph! iOS 7 looks like quite flat at first, but more round towards the end of the graph!
     

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