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.

Top Rated Comments

Tubamajuba Avatar
114 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?
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
osx11 Avatar
114 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."
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
needfx Avatar
114 months ago
must be cool knowing your website is visited by apple dev staff regularly
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ionjohn Avatar
114 months ago
Hopefully it'll change the overall design of iOS 7

LOL
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sharkey311 Avatar
114 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.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
KieranDotW Avatar
114 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.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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