According to website OnSwipe, beta installs for iOS 7 have managed to break some install records.
This news comes from Onswipe (via TechCrunch), a company that specializes in optimizing websites for mobile devices. It’s not a lot, but the installs have increased significantly. For instance, by July 1, 2013, 0.28 percent of websites visits from iPads were running iOS 7. Meanwhile, 0.77 percent of iPhones visiting Onswipe were running iOS 7.
The report says that it’s more than last year at the same time, in which 0.19 percent of iPad visits were iOS 6 beta and .38 of iPhone visits were iOS 6.
It’s probably easy to see why. iOS 7 feels and looks very different. Developers want to make sure that they are ready for the major changes. iOS 6 looked just like the iOS before it, and the one before that, and so on. This is different. Part of it is excitement for the changes, and much of it is is probably because they want it to fit the look and feel of the new iOS.