iOS 6 Causes Huge Spike in Web Traffic [Chart]
The release of iOS 6 and Mountain Lion 10.8.2 resulted in a huge spike in web traffic yesterday, reports betterbroadbandblog.com.
See that huge spike at 1:00PM EDT yesterday? That is when iOS 6 was officially released to the public. This massive increase in traffic was then sustained throughout most of the day, and actually escalated as people got home from work in the evening. This resulted in traffic from Apple's servers yesterday being over 9 times their average traffic levels.
● iOS6, Apple's mobile operating system that powers their iPhones, iPads, and iPod Touches. Depending on device and download method this roughly 600-800MB in size
● Mac OS 10.8.2, a service pack/maintenance release for Apple computers that supports many of the new features found in iOS6. This is approximately 300-400MB in size, depending on what computer you are using.
● App updates for both first and third parties that support iOS 6 features and the new iPhone 5. These updates are also likely why traffic levels are slightly higher than the average before the 1:00PM iOS 6 release, as updates have been trickling out for the past few days.
Take a look at the chart below...
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