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.

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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.

The takeaways from Onswipe, according to CEO Jason Baptiste, are that developers are around twice as excited about iOS 7 as they were about iOS 6, and that they're spending more time getting ready for the big changes coming in the new version of Apple's mobile OS in order to have everything nice and tidy for the consumer launch coming this fall.

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.

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Klae17 Avatar
116 months ago
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 shony 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

I saw the /s, but, what?
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gpat Avatar
116 months ago
This obviously is a result of the UDID check dismission.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
idkmybffjon Avatar
116 months ago
This obviously is a result of the UDID check dismission.

Not sure what youre talking about, but you most certainly still need a registered UDID.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TimeSquareDesi Avatar
116 months ago
stating the obvious. millions upon millions of devices in the world run iOS, of course the # of beta users would also be higher.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DavidLeblond Avatar
116 months ago
I really hope all y'all using the beta are submitting Radars when you find a bug and not just griping in forums.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WeegieMac Avatar
116 months ago
Not sure what youre talking about, but you most certainly still need a registered UDID.

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.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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