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.
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.