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Apple developers installing iOS 7 beta in record numbers

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Apple developers installing iOS 7 beta in record numbers
Web site optimizer OnSwipe has been keeping track of the number of iOS 7 powered Apple iPhones and iPads that have been visiting its sites. As of July 1st, .28% of Apple iPad units that have visited an OnSwipe site had the iOS 7 beta installed. As of June 17th, the percentage of Apple iPhones that visited an OnSwipe site wearing the iOS 7 beta was .77%. Both numbers show an increase compared to the number of iPad and iPhone users who installed the beta version of iOS 6 last year.

In 2012, .19% of the Apple iPads counted by OnSwipe were running the beta of iOS 6. The percentage of iPhone units powered by the iOS 6 beta was .38%, or about half the current figure. This confirms an earlier report from mobile ad network Chitika that came to the same conclusion that iOS 7 beta installations on the iPhone have doubled from the iOS 6 beta installations made last year. According to OnSwipe, this increase is due to the large number of developers (remember, only registered iOS developers can qualify to download the beta) that are interested in updating their apps to match the new look of iOS 7. Apple itself has recommended that this be done, although it is not requiring developers to do so. Those who don't conform to the new look of iOS 7 could end up sticking out like a sore thumb as the mobile operating system has removed the gloss and the skeumorphic icons to feature a less glossy, flatter look with more pastel like colors.           

Although Apple does limit the download of the iOS 7 beta to registered developers, all it takes to register as such is $99.This means that with the new look, many non-developers might have shelled out the cash to be the first on the block with iOS 7. That could be another factor that is lifting the number of iOS 7 beta installs to such heights. Right now, these figures bode well for a record number of iOS 7 downloads when the new build is released, most likely in late September or early October.

source: OnSwipe via TechCrunch

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posted on 03 Jul 2013, 11:14 11

1. DaNTRoN (Posts: 135; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


I don't know if it's all really devs. A lot of people just pay apple and download it to get iOS 7. A lot of my co workers as well as customers I talk to do this.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 11:19 1

2. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5474; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Agree.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 11:36 1

3. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Also agree.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 11:48 1

5. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5263; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Totally agree.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 15:30 2

13. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


I agree with you.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 15:30 3

12. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


I don't agree with you.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 20:15

23. sharifsumit (Posts: 18; Member since: 27 Jan 2012)


so what's ur point ? meaning those who downloded they simply loved new ios even they had to pay :d

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 01:22

24. haseebzahid (Posts: 1813; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


just intregued by new IOS7 make people do some freaking things

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 06:32

27. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5474; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


His point is that not everyone who has installed iOS 7 beta is developer.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 11:38 1

4. joey41 (Posts: 45; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


Agree

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 12:06 7

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 10588; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


iOS 7 looks pretty good. Looking forward to using it

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 15:32 2

14. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Hey dark!
I was watching andriesen's review of iOS 7 on ip4.. quite disaapointing. Lagging, glitches and slow. Well I hope they will fix it in the final version.
What are your views?

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 16:14 2

18. darkkjedii (Posts: 10588; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


iOS 7 is too much to run smooth on an i4. That's a single core 800MHZ CPU with 256MB of RAM, and it's only beta 2. One of my regular passengers is a dev , and he has it running on his i5. I've toyed around with it, and can honestly say its been flawless. He says it lags just a little, as a beta should, but I saw none. I think it's gonna run a lot smoother on the new hardware.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 16:39 2

19. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


So whats the point of releasing iOS7 for ip4 users if it will lag.
I don't think so apple will release a laggy OS for their phones. It will affect their reputation.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 16:46 2

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 10588; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Well it'll be optimized for each phones hardware that's it's gonna be available for. The i4 obviously won't get all the features.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 16:55

21. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


I agree with you. Lets see what will they bring in the final release.
What features do you think are still missing in iOS?
1. Mass storage

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 17:25 1

22. darkkjedii (Posts: 10588; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yes, and widgets, app drawer, and that's about it.

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 02:43

26. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


2. Bluetooth/Airdrop for all iPhone models (4,4s,5)

posted on 04 Jul 2013, 01:23

25. haseebzahid (Posts: 1813; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


so there are low end iphone coming i heard with IOS7 it should handle it quite well then why not ip4

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 12:28 3

7. MartianMe (unregistered)


of course they're excited ... ios7 looks just like android now... what's next apple ??? you're going to have widgets in the home screen and call it original???

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 12:51

8. PunyPoop (Posts: 714; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


just wait and see... just wait and see..

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 13:24 1

9. illusionmist (Posts: 99; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)


It's funny because Apple did not claim iOS 7 to be original... you did.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 15:42

15. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 862; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


How is that Android BlackBerry knockoff working out for you?

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 14:09 8

10. networkdood (Posts: 6263; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


They have to pay for..Beta? Wow, what a racket

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 14:49 2

11. affandi (Posts: 84; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


Of course people are curious about the first redesign in 6 years.. and the next redesign is coming as soon as 2019, cant wait.

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 15:43

16. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 862; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


iWork for iCloud Beta is now available, too.

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