Here’s Apple Traffic Before and After the Release of iOS 7.1 [PIC]


Om Malik shares the following graphic which illustrates how a big Apple update such as iOS 7.1 can suddenly cause network traffic to spike, based on data from numerous North American ISPs part of the Internet Observatory Project:

Craig Labovitz, founder & CEO of network management services provider Deepfield knowing my interest in all things Apple shared this graphic about the impact of the release of iOS 7.1 (that runs on Apple’s iDevices) on the networks. He pointed out that this traffic includes bits from Apple data centers as well as all the Apple traffic on Akamai and Level3 CDN. And ditto for the other services. As Craig said, the released “crushed some networks.”

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iOS 7.1 was released just under two weeks ago and within 24 hours, Chitika reported adoption had hit 5.9% in just 24 hours. It’s not exactly a surprise that an iOS release would have feverish downloads from eager Apple users, but to see the spike for a x.1 release is quite interesting. Considering iOS 7.0 was so buggy, I’m not surprised people would want to update immediately.


  • Mikhail_T

    That’s with delta updates, with 200-400mb iOS update files.

    Imagine how bad it was a few years ago when it was 1GB.

  • T_T ?

    I think traffic spiked because so many people had various issues with iOS 7.0.x that they were desperate for an update. I was one of those people. Fortunately, 7.1 makes iOS a bit more tolerable. However, I’d rather have iOS 6.

  • iOS 6 was nice and stable, but there’s no looking back now!

  • Chrome262

    love 7, had no issues with it, 7.1 is fine, don’t really notice much, but then I have a 5S I bet its better for the 4s.

  • I agree. I was excited to download the iOS 7.0 way back its first launch along with its new features but after a few days I realize leaving my jail broken iOS 6 was a big mistake.