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iOS 7.0.4 Activity Ramping Up at Apple Ahead of Next Minor Software Update

Apple unsurprisingly appears to be ramping up activity on iOS 7.0.4 as the next version of iOS to see a release to the public, with MacRumors seeing increasing numbers of devices running iOS 7.0.4 from Apple's networks showing up in web logs.

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Visitors to MacRumors.com via Apple's networks from devices running iOS 7.0.4

The first signs of iOS 7.0.4 appeared on October 22, the same day iOS 7.0.3 was released to the public. Activity has been ramping up over the past two weeks, but there is no word yet on when the update might be released to the public. Apple has also not seeded registered developers with any builds of iOS 7.0.4, but the company does not always do so for its minor iOS updates.

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Visitors to MacRumors.com via Apple's networks from devices running iOS 7.1

As we previously noted, iOS 7.1 devices from Apple's network began showing up in our logs in late August, and while visits from those devices increased during October, they have declined somewhat during the first week of November. iOS 7.1 would be expected to bring a more substantial number of updates, but it appears that a public launch may yet be some time off with Apple working on a smaller iOS 7.0.4 release.

iOS 8 continues to show very low levels of activity in our logs, with the next major version of Apple's iOS software undoubtedly still in the very early stages of development and a public release roughly a year in the future.

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15 months ago

Anyone else notice that after Steve, updates are more common? Before when Steve was around, most updates had larger impacts. Not something like 15MB that we saw on 7.0.3


You mean like iPhone OS/iOS 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 1.1, 1.1.2, 1.1.4, 1.1.5, 2.0.2, 2.2.1, 3.0.1, 3.1.2, 3.1.3, 3.2.1, 3.2.2, 4.0.1, 4.0.2, 4.2.5, 4.2.6, 4.2.7, 4.2.8, 4.2.9, 4.2.10, 4.3.2, 4.3.3, 4.3.4, and 4.3.5?
Rating: 18 Votes
15 months ago
A Guy at apple HQ:
"Look, there's the article again on macrumors. Whenever we browse the site with a new iteration of an OS they write an article."
Rating: 13 Votes
15 months ago
Hopefully it'll change the overall design of iOS 7

LOL
Rating: 10 Votes
15 months ago
must be cool knowing your website is visited by apple dev staff regularly
Rating: 10 Votes
15 months ago

Well, my iPhone 5 is now sold, and my new SIM card activated in my lovely new Nexus 5. Even today using my iPhone (I didn't get my new SIM till this afternoon), iOS7 locked up trying to call a number. It's crap, pure buggy beta level crap. But I couldn't stand it's looks or user experience first and foremost. If Apple gave me an option to go back to iOS6 I would have done so and stayed, but Apple doesn't do things like that.

So I am a very happy non iOS7 camper and I most certainly did NOT let the door hit me in the rear end as I walked out. I slammed it open first!

Tis a bit of an eye opener having a 5" screen that's for sure! I can see what all the Galaxy Note boy's were raving about now.

Rating: 9 Votes
15 months ago
I really hope 7.1 brings something substantial. I'm tired of waiting a year to see any new features and everything in between just being bug fixes.
Rating: 7 Votes
15 months ago
Out of curiosity, I wonder what the actual numbers are? The graphs don't have any labels or y axis.
Rating: 6 Votes
15 months ago
Never before have I been so excited about minor iOS updates. iOS 7 was (and continues to be) so buggy on launch - much more so than any prior version of iOS that I remember using.

Let's hope that iOS 7.0.4 is less crashy and works better. That's really all I want at this point - they can even leave the ugly Safari icon alone.
Rating: 5 Votes
15 months ago
Fix the damn music app. Scrolling through expanded artist albums! Ain't knowbody got time fo dat.
Rating: 5 Votes
15 months ago
Fingers crossed the white backgrounds have become black.
And the font rendering is cleaned up.
And the colors are sorted out.
And
And
And
Rating: 4 Votes

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