It is being reported by various sources that online traffic from devices that are apparently running iOS 7 is picking up. A “significant increase” has been seen in this traffic, iPhones and iPads running the yet to be announced iOS 7 have left behind IP addresses that when traced back, lead to San Francisco and Cupertino, California. Tablet optimization company Onswipe gives last week’s statistics which reveal that 18.75% of iOS 7 traffic came from San Francisco and Cupertino closely trailed behind with 17.9%.
Despite the fact that Apple has already announced it will be talking about a new iOS update at WWDC 2013, end users will not be getting it for more than a couple of months. The unreleased firmware is first made available to developers, various betas are released before the firmware is finally deemed ready for the public. Apple extensively tests the software internally before seeding it to the developers. The significant bump in iOS 7 traffic further cements the fact that Apple has a new iOS firmware update up its sleeve which is reportedly not going to be delayed, and I’m pretty sure many of us are waiting to see how much of an effect Sir Jonathan Ive has had on it.We’ll know, come WWDC 2013.