iOS 7 Installs Hit All-Time High for Beta Software

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    According to mobile publishing company Onswipe (via TechCrunch) adoption of Apple's iOS 7 beta software is ramping up faster than for previous versions.

    For example, after the iOS 6 beta was released to developers on June 11, 2012, Onswipe noted two weeks later that 0.25% of mobile devices that visited the company's sites were running the iOS 6 beta. Devices running the iOS 7 beta, which was released to developers on June 10, represented 0.46% of total traffic to Onswipe sites as of July 1, 2013.

    0.77% of iPhones that accessed Onswipe's sites were running iOS 7, while 0.28% of all iPad visits came from tablets using the beta OS, which debuted for the iPad just last week. Comparatively, during the same time period last year, just 0.19% of iPads and 0.38% of iPhones were running the iOS 6 beta.
    iOS 7 represents a significant design change for Apple's mobile operating system, which has been largely the same since its 2007 debut. It also brings a number of additional internal changes, including an overhauled Notification Center, a new Control Center, and redesigned multitasking capabilities. The operating system is currently available for developers, and is slated to be released in the fall alongside the iPhone 5S.

    Article Link: iOS 7 Installs Hit All-Time High for Beta Software
  2. TimeSquareDesi macrumors 6502


    Apr 25, 2013
    I'm totes New Yorkian
    stating the obvious. millions upon millions of devices in the world run iOS, of course the # of beta users would also be higher.
  3. gpat macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2011
    This obviously is a result of the UDID check dismission.
  4. itsthenewdc macrumors member


    Jul 10, 2008
    Orlando, FL
    Percent doesn't really mean anything. What if the site had less overall visitors, and the percentages equaled the same number of beta devices?
  5. STiNG Operation macrumors 6502a

    STiNG Operation

    Aug 15, 2012
    The Zoo
    Sweet, now let's time travel to the final version.
  6. iAi macrumors 6502

    Sep 26, 2012
    Apple is doomed as most of those are Phandroids who pretended to buy iP5 and are as if for real beta testing iOS 7 just to prove they did it so they can bash it everywhere. Then once they are done, they had returned their still shiny iphones. The same mob who joined the scuffsgate party. It's a bigger "disaster" than iMaps and scuffsgate. Apple resellers, beware of those buyers with bulging enormous S4 or Notes in their pockets. /s
  7. Klae17 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2011
    I saw the /s, but, what?
  8. idkmybffjon macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2011
    Not sure what youre talking about, but you most certainly still need a registered UDID.
  9. CrimsonKnight macrumors 6502


    Apr 15, 2013
    Denver, CO
    So I used iOS 7 beta 2. I really enjoy it. I like the translucent parts to the os, and some much needed updates, such as having a control center.

    Siri seems to have had a big upgrade too, as it replies much faster, seems more accurate as well. Sounds less robotic in the pronunciation.

    This is a step in the right direction for apple, I enjoy the changes they are making.
  10. WeegieMac Guest


    Jan 29, 2008
    Glasgow, UK
    No you don't.

    Download the ipsw, hold the option key (shift on windows) and click on Check For Update when your iPhone is synced with iTunes.

    Browser window pops up, select the iOS 7 ipsw, and off you go ... works best if you restore to a clean iOS 6 install first, as updating on top of a well used iOS 6 install can result in more crashes.
  11. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601


    Sep 16, 2007
    Northeastern Ohio
    Apple found a way to charge for iOS. Let people pay for a developer account so they can run a beta.
  12. iJon macrumors 604


    Feb 7, 2002
    Not sure what you're talking about cause you do not. I think it's because people were charging to add people to their developer list, so they've essentially killed people from doing that.
  13. PorterRocks macrumors 6502


    Jan 31, 2010
    I can't help but think a good portion of those "beta testers" are just people who shelled out the $100 to say they have iOS 7 before anyone else. Not for any actual beta testing.
  14. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020


    Jan 6, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    I really hope all y'all using the beta are submitting Radars when you find a bug and not just griping in forums.
  15. bacaramac macrumors 65816


    Dec 29, 2007
    Hopefully its all those developers making their software compatible with iOS in the Car.

    I can only dream...I already know Pioneer is testing, Alpine better be right behind.
  16. FoxMcCloud macrumors 6502a

    Dec 22, 2009
    Middlesbrough, England
    I wonder how many of those people are actually developers versus eager beavers. Lots of people seem to be laying down the cash for a developer account just for the beta. Eager beavers!
  17. AstronomyiPhone macrumors regular


    Jun 9, 2013
    I sincerely hope you realize that you pay for a developer account for access to developer tools, not to test iOS betas. This is not an open beta, it's a beta for developers to get their apps ready for the final release in the fall. If people want to pay money to install a pre-release OS on their devices, then they're welcome to pay for a developer account, but that's not what the account is for.
  18. SockRolid, Jul 2, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2013

    SockRolid macrumors 68000


    Jan 5, 2010
    Almost Rock Solid
    Looking forward to installing it on a development device. Probably the new low-end iPod touch. Won't dare install it on my personal iPhone and iPad until very late in the beta period.

    And why would I bother with iOS 7 beta? Why not wait until the official release along with the iPhone 5S, then wait for older iPhone / iPad users to upgrade? Because it looks like it might be such a game changer that developers will update their apps to only run on iOS 7+. Because any app that is backward compatible with iOS 6 will look dated and old-school.

    iOS 7 will probably thin the herd. Developers who can't or won't commit to the all-new GUI will be left behind. New developers with brand-new apps will have a chance to shine. Better to plant the stake and start updating our apps right now for iOS 7 and beyond.
  19. 09sroyal, Jul 2, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2013

    09sroyal macrumors member

    Oct 28, 2012
    The Shire
    Could someone translate this into English please?


    It's a percentage...


    You don't, there is a way around it for this release that apple have missed. Many people are using it.
  20. pnoyblazed macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2008
    lol you said beavers
  21. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030


    Sep 22, 2009
    No, you don't. There's a workaround with this beta.
  22. Mac Fly (film) macrumors 65816

    Mac Fly (film)

    Feb 12, 2006
    OnSwipe? You mean the d i c k heads who make that software that ruins websites for the iPad?
  23. Differentuser macrumors newbie

    Jul 2, 2013
    I assure you,
    That you do not need a registered UDID.
    Let's hope I'm not shooting myself in the foot here
  24. dannyyankou macrumors 604


    Mar 2, 2012
    This method also worked for iOS 6, I believe.
  25. hexonxonx macrumors 601

    Jul 4, 2007
    Denver Colorado
    And it was like this with 6.0+ I believe. I always wait and install the GM when it us relased a week or two before it os out for the public.

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