Apple developers installing iOS 7 beta in record numbers

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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26 Comments

1. DaNTRoN

Posts: 135; Member since: Jul 23, 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.

2. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Agree.

3. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Also agree.

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Totally agree.

13. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I agree with you.

12. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

I don't agree with you.

23. sharifsumit

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 27, 2012

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

24. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

just intregued by new IOS7 make people do some freaking things

27. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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

4. joey41

Posts: 45; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

Agree

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

iOS 7 looks pretty good. Looking forward to using it

14. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 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?

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

19. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 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.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

21. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 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

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 30969; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

26. Potato.

Posts: 607; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

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

25. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

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

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???

8. PunyPoop

Posts: 752; Member since: Jan 18, 2013

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

9. illusionmist

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

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

15. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

How is that Android BlackBerry knockoff working out for you?

10. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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

11. affandi

Posts: 85; Member since: Jan 25, 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.

16. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

iWork for iCloud Beta is now available, too.

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