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Website visits from devices running the unannounced iOS 7 have seen a significant increase in recent weeks, as Apple gears up for the mobile operating system's official unveiling at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in June.

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Traffic from devices running iOS 7 has spiked since April 29.


Traffic from devices running iOS 7 tracked by AppleInsider has spiked over the last week, server logs show. While the number of iOS 7 devices was relatively flat through April 29, appearances of the operating system grew significantly on April 30, and have persisted ever since.

A similar increase has also been seen by tablet optimization company Onswipe, TechCrunch reported on Wednesday. iPhones and iPads running iOS 7 seen online have IP addresses that can be traced to Cupertino, Calif., and San Francisco.

Apple has already publicly revealed that it plans to show off the next major update to iOS at WWDC, which will run from June 10 through 14 in San Francisco. Also promised to be showcased is OS X 10.9, Apple's next Mac operating system upgrade.

"We can?t wait to get new versions of iOS and OS X into (developers') hands at WWDC," Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller said in a press release last month.

Recent reports have claimed Apple is hard at work on the next version of iOS, and may have even seen some internal delays due to major changes to the operating system. As a result, it's rumored that Apple has reallocated some of its engineers from other teams to accelerate work on iOS 7.

Despite the "dramatic changes" that are said to be in the works, iOS 7 is still expected to release on time without holding up the launch of Apple's next iPhone. iOS 7 will mark the first major release under the direction of Human Interface team lead Jony Ive.

Apple's iOS team saw a major shakeup late last year when Scott Forstall, the head of iOS development, was ousted from the company. Forstall's preference for so-called "skeuomorphic" design elements, or those that resemble real-life objects, has been a part of iOS for years, in the form of leather textures for the iPad Calendar app, and the look of a felt casino table in Game Center.

Ive's apparent dislike for skeuomorphic design has led to expectations that many of those elements will be removed from iOS 7, giving the platform a fresh look under its new regime.
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I'm falling so far behind, it's not even funny. I'm just getting up to speed on iOS 6 programming! lol

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Our site had it's first visitor using iOS 7.0 on 12/14/12.

Since 4/1/13 we've had 12 visits, although most of those were before 4/15/13. Nothing like the sustained pattern pictured above.
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Our site had it's first visitor using iOS 7.0 on 12/14/12.

Since 4/1/13 we've had 12 visits, although most of those were before 4/15/13. Nothing like the sustained pattern pictured above.

Interesting. Could you tell what screen resolutions were being run?

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While I expect much of the skeuomorphic design to be gone, I don't know why that is seen as a major design change. In many cases it will take little effort upon the part of developers to remove the offending design. Beyond that I don't expect Johnny to go hog wild on killing skeuomorphism as it isn't the biggest shortcoming of iOS 6. Better uniformity yes, but I suspect much of the developer effort is going into actually improving the various apps that make up iOS base.

On the flip side I'm expecting more features in iOS which I believe would be where the Big Crunch would come from. Getting new features up and running is a far bigger unknown that a few GUI changes. The fact that testing has apparently ballooned is telling, most likely indicating that they are to the point where the system is already fairly stable. This could be a sign that new iPhones will follow WWDC within a month or two.

If nothing else WWDC should be very interesting this year. I'm still thinking there will be a Mac Pro replacement announcement. The internals of iOS and Mac OS should get some interesting new features. It is no wonder that the event sold out in two minutes.
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Is anyone doubting that iOS 7 and OS X 10.9 will be demoed at WWDC?

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I'm falling so far behind, it's not even funny. I'm just getting up to speed on iOS 6 programming! lol

Try as I might I can't seem to get a handle on programming. It just seems so illogical. The concepts are logical but the syntax used to create the code just doesn't register with me.

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I'm falling so far behind, it's not even funny. I'm just getting up to speed on iOS 6 programming! lol

I hope we get some new MapKit, CLocation and inter-app communication APIs...

...as well as parity with OSX iWork apps, and Apple maps on OSX.

Also, it would be great if we could an iPad as a lighting-attached I/O device for OSX apps.
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Is anyone doubting that iOS 7 and OS X 10.9 will be demoed at WWDC?

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Originally Posted by Dave MacLachlan View Post

I'm falling so far behind, it's not even funny. I'm just getting up to speed on iOS 6 programming! lol

Try as I might I can't seem to get a handle on programming. It just seems so illogical. The concepts are logical but the syntax used to create the code just doesn't register with me.

Maybe it is a lifestyle issue...

Edit: you could change to something like:

“I don't always drink to get knee-walking, commode-hugging drunk, but when I do, I prefer Dos Equis,” and “Stay thirsty, my friends.” ...

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Is anyone doubting that iOS 7 and OS X 10.9 will be demoed at WWDC?
Try as I might I can't seem to get a handle on programming. It just seems so illogical. The concepts are logical but the syntax used to create the code just doesn't register with me.

 

I'm with you. Beyond basic math, I'm terrible at programming.

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Our site had it's first visitor using iOS 7.0 on 12/14/12.

Since 4/1/13 we've had 12 visits, although most of those were before 4/15/13. Nothing like the sustained pattern pictured above.

maybe they found your site uninteresting for the things that are crucial for early testing....

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This is excellent news. It could mean ios7 comes out before the next version of Android software.
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Is anyone doubting that iOS 7 and OS X 10.9 will be demoed at WWDC?
Try as I might I can't seem to get a handle on programming. It just seems so illogical. The concepts are logical but the syntax used to create the code just doesn't register with me.

 

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I'm with you. Beyond basic math, I'm terrible at programming.


I took a Fortran course in college in 1975.  I made a C grade and that was the last time programming and I ever danced.

Maths and I have never been friends.

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I took a Fortran course in college in 1975.  I made a C grade and that was the last time programming and I ever danced.
Maths and I have never been friends.

No problem with math (below advanced calculus), it's the syntax of the language that I can't seem to fully grasp. I write code like a non-English speaker writes spam emails; all the elements are there, but the order and structure is completely wrong.

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This is excellent news. It could mean ios7 comes out before the next version of Android software.

 

Even if iOS 7 came out after Key Lime Pie it would still surpass it in user base in just a few weeks.

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Even if iOS 7 came out after Key Lime Pie it would still surpass it in user base in just a few weeks.

Would it take that long? Android OS 4.2.x (API Level 17) from 6 months ago only has 2.3%. How many active devices does that translate into? iOS 6.0 was reported to be on 15% of all active iDevices after just 24 hours after the release.

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Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post
Is anyone doubting that iOS 7 and OS X 10.9 will be demoed at WWDC?

 

Didn't Apple outright say it?

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While I expect much of the skeuomorphic design to be gone, I don't know why that is seen as a major design change. In many cases it will take little effort upon the part of developers to remove the offending design. Beyond that I don't expect Johnny to go hog wild on killing skeuomorphism as it isn't the biggest shortcoming of iOS 6. Better uniformity yes, but I suspect much of the developer effort is going into actually improving the various apps that make up iOS base.

On the flip side I'm expecting more features in iOS which I believe would be where the Big Crunch would come from. Getting new features up and running is a far bigger unknown that a few GUI changes. The fact that testing has apparently ballooned is telling, most likely indicating that they are to the point where the system is already fairly stable. This could be a sign that new iPhones will follow WWDC within a month or two.

If nothing else WWDC should be very interesting this year. I'm still thinking there will be a Mac Pro replacement announcement. The internals of iOS and Mac OS should get some interesting new features. It is no wonder that the event sold out in two minutes.

Not that this particular thread has continued the skeuomorphism discussion thus far ... regarding your reference to the new and expected GUI change, I just read an excellent and IMHO well balanced discussion here I think is worth sharing. http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130509-apple-designs-break-from-the-past/1

I agree I think this will be a memorable WWDC this year, especially for Mac Pro users ... one way or the other.
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No problem with math (below advanced calculus), it's the syntax of the language that I can't seem to fully grasp. I write code like a non-English speaker writes spam emails; all the elements are there, but the order and structure is completely wrong.

I have always suspected although never researched this theory ... that you nailed it ... it is, I think, entirely related to linguistic abilities. Mine, on par with a door knob, is limited me to minor programming capabilities while I watched programmers in my employ work fluently. The parallel to struggling with French for me seemed very familiar. I have a bunch of English cousins raised in Belgium who were fluent in four languages by the age of five or six. I have to believe language and programming are the same skill set and early exposure is a real advantage.
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No problem with math (below advanced calculus), it's the syntax of the language that I can't seem to fully grasp. I write code like a non-English speaker writes spam emails; all the elements are there, but the order and structure is completely wrong.

The funniest spam email I've gotten was when a Russian girl wrote she wanted my 'difficult' penis. lol.gif

Just about every other language is a problem if you can't get past that they have a different syntax from English. Look at Spanish where nouns and adjectives switch places, a blue car is car blue.
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Not that this particular thread has continued the skeuomorphism discussion thus far ... regarding your reference to the new and expected GUI change, I just read an excellent and IMHO well balanced discussion here I think is worth sharing. http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130509-apple-designs-break-from-the-past/1

I agree I think this will be a memorable WWDC this year, especially for Mac Pro users ... one way or the other.

 



One of the links given in your link is this :

http://madebymany.com/blog/apples-aesthetic-dichotomy

very interesting for those here who still don't understand the difference between skeuomorphism and metaphors applied to icons within apps.

 

Although I disagree with the end which says that 'metro' is so good. Metro LOOKS good, but is quickly tiring.

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One of the links given in your link is this :
http://madebymany.com/blog/apples-aesthetic-dichotomy
very interesting for those here who still don't understand the difference between skeuomorphism and metaphors applied to icons within apps.

Although I disagree with the end which says that 'metro' is so good. Metro LOOKS good, but is quickly tiring.

I agree, Metro is just lacking in soul. Comparing Ive's designs so far to Metro is like saying a sheet of aluminum looks like an iPhone 5. Ive's puts a an amazing amount of detail into making things look simple. Microsoft draw a box and fill it with a color.
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I have always suspected although never researched this theory ... that you nailed it ... it is, I think, entirely related to linguistic abilities. Mine, on par with a door knob, is limited me to minor programming capabilities while I watched programmers in my employ work fluently. The parallel to struggling with French for me seemed very familiar. I have a bunch of English cousins raised in Belgium who were fluent in four languages by the age of five or six. I have to believe language and programming are the same skill set and early exposure is a real advantage.

I've only comes to this realization last Autumn. I still try. Every morning I do at least an hour of "programming" with my coffee instead of doing a crossword or sudoku. I can't say I'm picking it up well, but I am learning a very little bit each day. I hope one day it'll just click.

PS: I am talking with an AI member via a PM here who read my "issues" with programming and is writing a programming book that may help teach people like me learn to program more effectively.
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Just about every other language is a problem if you can't get past that they have a different syntax from English. Look at Spanish where nouns and adjectives switch places, a blue car is car blue.

That construct makes more logical sense to me. I think it was with mstone we discussed how URLs are backwards. They really should be like Apple does their PLIST files: top level domain, then domain, then subdomain, etc. The current method has you build up to the top-level domain and then jump back to first listed subdomain as the next level.

PS: At this point I can figure out what C or Obj-C code, albeit simpler code, is suppose to do when I read it, but I can't write it. I can't even take my clear memory of what the code is suppose to accomplish and then recreate it on my own. This seems to be a lot like non-native speakers of a language can understand what is being said or written but can't as easily restate it verbally or in writing.
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That construct makes more logical sense to me. I think it was with mstone we discussed how URLs are backwards. They really should be like Apple does their PLIST files: top level domain, then domain, then subdomain, etc. The current method has you build up to the top-level domain and then jump back to first listed subdomain as the next level.

Then it is like English where you start with something secondary (blue) and then the primary (car) lol.gif
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I agree, Metro is just lacking in soul. Comparing Ive's designs so far to Metro is like saying a sheet of aluminum looks like an iPhone 5. Ive's puts a an amazing amount of detail into making things look simple. Microsoft draw a box and fill it with a color.

 

Microsoft, they have good idea but they often fail at executing them.

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