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

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.

Over the past week, Onswipe found a significant bump in the number of visits from iOS 7 iPhones and iPads, specifically located in both Cupertino and San Francisco. SF had the most iOS 7 visits, with 18.75 percent, and Cupertino accounted for 17.9 percent of the total. May 2 saw the highest iOS 7 traffic to date, representing 23 percent, or nearly a quarter, of all unique iOS visitors to Onswipe-enabled sites. Most were visiting from iPhones (75 percent), but iPads also represented a full quarter of visits.

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.

Related Forum: iOS 7

Top Rated Comments

Chumburro2U Avatar
127 months ago
hmmm

So they are watching us watching them?
Score: 53 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Boomchukalaka Avatar
127 months ago
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:
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Spock Avatar
127 months ago
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.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
haruhiko Avatar
127 months ago
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:
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.
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Baklava Avatar
127 months ago
Leaked iOS 7 UI images please. :D
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ChazUK Avatar
127 months ago
Amazing....3* mentions of Samsung in a non-Samsung article and they're all negative towards Samsung.

Either Samsung are very clever in sneaking their name into non related Apple articles or their marketing is really working and getting to people.

*make that 4 mentions with this post.:p
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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