iOS 7 Mobile Traffic Unsurprisingly Jumps Prior to WWDC 2013

WWDC 2013 is set to take place on June 10-14, with tickets sales selling out in a minute or two after going on sale. Apple is widely expected to unveil iOS 7, its most dramatic change to the mobile operating system yet.

According to TechCrunch, mobile company Onswipe has seen a spike in iOS 7 traffic originating from Cupertino to its partner sites in the past few days:

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.

Apple normally tests iOS 7 internally so these traffic sightings aren’t abnormal. Back in January, some developers claimed seeing visits from iOS 7 coming from a device with the ‘iPhone6,1’ identifier. The next iPhone is rumoured to launch in the fall with production said to begin this summer.