It happens every single year. Technology publications have begun to share their web analytics data showing visits to their sites from Apple hardware running the latest version of iOS. This is to be expected, but it’s interesting nonetheless to see iOS 7 being tested in the wild.
It started with TechCrunch reporting that OnSwipe has found ”a significant bump” in iOS 7 visits, but similar reports for their respective websites quickly followed from MacRumors and Matthew Panzarino of The Next Web.
The initial report from TechCrunch revealed that OnSwipe, a software for managing HTML5 to optimize tablet experiences, has seen a huge jump in traffic from iOS devices recently.
Over the past week, Onswipe found a significant bump in the number of visits from iOS 7 iPhones and iPads, specifically located in both Cupertino and San Francisco. SF had the most iOS 7 visits, with 18.75 percent, and Cupertino accounted for 17.9 percent of the total. May 2 saw the highest iOS 7 traffic to date, representing 23 percent, or nearly a quarter, of all unique iOS visitors to Onswipe-enabled sites. Most were visiting from iPhones (75 percent), but iPads also represented a full quarter of visits.
While the above information probably gives the most accurate look at where and how much traffic is coming from iOS to various websites, MacRumors felt the need to share their own site data.
With WWDC just a month away, MacRumors suggests that the above spike seen in the last week is probably the result of a new wave of testing pushed to Apple employees.
Finally, Matthew Panzarino of The Next Web has shared on Twitter what he calls a “fun graph” of “iOS 7 to TNW over the last few months.”
As Panzarino notes, the very fist visit on the graph was on November 1st, 2012. And, as MacRumors shared above, The Next Web has also been experiencing a huge spike in iOS 7 traffic over the last couple of weeks.