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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

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