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Website visits from iOS 7 increase heading toward WWDC unveiling

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Website visits from iOS 7 increase heading toward WWDC unveiling
With Apple having promised to introduce its revamped mobile operating system, iOS 7, during next month's WWDC, the rush is on to make sure everything is working as it should. Two separate reports show that Apple has been testing iOS 7 from Cupertino and San Francisco on both Apple iPhone and Apple iPad devices.

According to Onswipe, a company that uses HTML5 to help optimize websites for tablets, it has seen an increasing number of its websites receive visits from iOS 7 powered iPhones and iPads. On May 2nd, 23% of the unique iOS traffic to Onswipe enabled sites, came from iOS 7. Three-quarters of that traffic came from iPhones while the balance came from iPads. The testers searched for turntables and read about Apple's recent stock price decline among other things.

At the same time, data from Apple Insider shows that visits from iOS 7 to websites that it tracks, started rising on April 30th and peaked shortly thereafter. What we are seeing is Apple's MO when it comes to releasing its OS updates. First, the company tests the software internally before releasing it to registered developers. A few months after that, the public gets its hands on the software.

The new version of Apple's mobile operating system will be the first done by Jony Ive, taking over for the departed Scott Forstall who was a casuality of the Apple Maps debacle. Forstall's "skeuomorphic" icons, like leather textures and real-life looking icons, are expected to be replaced by flat looking designs.

source: TechCrunch via AppleInsider

Websites have seen an increasing number of visits from devices testing iOS 7

Websites have seen an increasing number of visits from devices testing iOS 7


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posted on 08 May 2013, 16:10 4

1. romeoc1984 (Posts: 22; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Fresh iOS, Fresh Start...

posted on 08 May 2013, 18:45 2

11. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


As long as the simplicity is kept intact. It is the world's most advanced mobile os.

posted on 08 May 2013, 18:50 6

12. Captain_Doug (Posts: 753; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


How is it so advanced?

posted on 08 May 2013, 22:01 4

21. gallitoking (Posts: 4684; Member since: 17 May 2011)


I could answer that but we don't want to worsen any fandroids ulcers, it simply is.

posted on 08 May 2013, 23:30 2

23. Captain_Doug (Posts: 753; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Well if that's you're argument... Here's mine, Android is the most advanced mobile OS in the world AND uses the best hardware, AND has the most users.

posted on 10 May 2013, 03:46

24. abhishek.deshmukh (Posts: 11; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)


@captain_dough
you missed out one point of most advanced mobile OS (android) that even after best hardware OS lags. This is a best part of android. :P

posted on 08 May 2013, 16:18 3

2. darkkjedii (Posts: 11141; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Man I can't wait to see what ios7 looks like. I'm hoping for an android/wp8 hybrid with some Ive thrown in lol. Better not disappoint apple the awesome S4, One, and note 3 are and will be out there.

posted on 08 May 2013, 16:23 3

3. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 267; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


Jonathan Ive + iOS Design = WIN

posted on 08 May 2013, 16:31 3

5. darkkjedii (Posts: 11141; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I think so too, apples gonna shock us

posted on 08 May 2013, 19:34

14. blingblingthing (Posts: 432; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


I doubt jedii, and who is hating most of these comments.

posted on 08 May 2013, 20:53

17. darkkjedii (Posts: 11141; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


No tellin. What do you expect from ios7 bling?

posted on 08 May 2013, 21:57

20. blingblingthing (Posts: 432; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


Pretty minimal. Maybe just new gestures to issue common commands. The same iOS intact.

posted on 08 May 2013, 16:31 2

4. shamataa (Posts: 202; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


we all know its going to suck ass.

posted on 08 May 2013, 16:32 5

6. darkkjedii (Posts: 11141; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


It doesn't suck now, but it is a lil stale

posted on 08 May 2013, 21:19

19. shamataa (Posts: 202; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


ok sir keep telling yourself that and it will be fine. lol

posted on 08 May 2013, 22:07 2

22. darkkjedii (Posts: 11141; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I will

posted on 08 May 2013, 17:15 3

7. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


apple better have gotten off its high horse and come back to reality, people want change and something that will blow them away

that been said no matter what you think of apple as a business they are a company that can pull this off, they implement existing features seamlessly so dont count them out

apple stop been arrogant and think like you did in 2007, bring something that outshines the competition rather then tries to keep up

posted on 08 May 2013, 17:30 1

8. Heatfan316 (Posts: 412; Member since: 21 Aug 2011)


It will be interesting to see how much of a revamp this will be. I don't see how much they could change it and still keep it simple for all the simpletons that use ios, anything with a learning curve could be to difficult for them.

posted on 08 May 2013, 18:23

9. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


''simpletons that use ios''

wow you want to generalise that much, you do know doctors etc also use ios....you calling them simpletons?

posted on 08 May 2013, 18:38 2

10. Captain_Doug (Posts: 753; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Tech wise, anybody can be a simpleton.

posted on 08 May 2013, 19:39 1

16. blingblingthing (Posts: 432; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


I agree with Doug.

Anyone still using the ease of use argument for iOS has to be a simpleton or as I like to think of them as a rookie.

posted on 10 May 2013, 05:29

25. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


true but he's basically generalising saying anyone who uses ios is a simpleton

im bored of the myth android is for more techy people.this site proves thats not true

posted on 08 May 2013, 20:54 1

18. darkkjedii (Posts: 11141; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


My note 2 had a learning curve and I mastered it. We simpletons love android too.

posted on 08 May 2013, 19:03 1

13. The_Innovation (Posts: 556; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


You Apple fans "can't wait!" every single year for a new iOS, and each and every single time it's the same time. Open your eyes. Haven't you still noticed that iOS 1 on the iPhone 2G, is almost no different from iOS 6 on the iPhone 5?

They have the innovation and the patents, but they refuse to release it. It's a nice money making strategy to keep milking. But with Samsung, even HTC now, doing what they do, if I were Apple? I would snap out of it and release some new stuff.

Do you remember when the iPOD was introduced? It was a WOW moment in the tech world. When the iPhone was introduced, it was a bigger WOW moment. It's time. Apple needs the next big thing. It wasn't the iPad, and it won't be a wrist watch. Then again, they lack Steve Jobs's touch, so the whole thing might go down under.

posted on 08 May 2013, 19:36 1

15. blingblingthing (Posts: 432; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


I'll give him credit for his work on the iPhone, but the product has been stagnating during his time also.

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