Touch publishing company Onswipe has released web analytics of devices visiting its site that are running the beta version of iOS 7. Onswipe has found that the iOS 7 beta is by far the most popular beta yet. As noted by TechCrunch:
The startup found that by July 1, 2013, 0.28 percent of all iPad visits to its mobile-optimized sites were from devices running iOS 7, and as of June 17, 0.77 percent of all iPhones making Onswipe visits were also on the new beta OS.
Compared to iOS 6, those numbers, while small, have increased considerably. 0.19 percent of all iPad visits were on last year's beta software as of June 25, and only 0.38 percent, or under half of iPhones ran the pre-release mobile OS. All together, iOS 7 accounts for 0.46 percent of total traffic to Onswipe sites as of this writing, while iOS 6 was responsible for just 0.25 percent of all visits at the same time last year.
What this number shows is there is approximately twice the excitement surrounding iOS 7 than iOS 6. As iOS 7 sees the most radical redesign since iOS launched six years ago, that is to be expected to some degree, but still these latest numbers bode well for Apple as it signifies high developer interest.
Of course, however, not only developers are running the iOS 7 beta. But once again, we at TUAW would like to remind non-developers that they shouldn't be toying with iOS betas.
iOS 7 will be released to the public later this fall.