Fiksu Finds Extra Proof Of iOS 9 Testing Underway
This afternoon, cellular app advertising platform Fiksu unveiled new knowledge indicating that iOS 9, the subsequent model of Apple’s cellular working system, is now being publicly examined. Based on the corporate’s analysis, Fiksu says it has now seen one hundred forty five distinct IDFAs (Identifier for Advertisers) in 2015 which hail from iOS 9 units.
The IDFA, a marker utilized by cellular advertisers, is a option to uniquely determine a tool till the purpose that the consumer chooses to reset the identifier – one thing then serves because the cellular equal to clearing an internet browser’s cookies. As a result of it’s potential to reset the IDFA, Fiksu can’t make certain that it noticed one hundred forty five distinct units. Nevertheless, it’s doubtless, as a result of resetting the IDFA isn’t actually a standard exercise.
ninety two% of those iOS 9 units (or 134 units) have been noticed within the U.S. In the meantime, 2 others have been seen in China, 2 extra within the Czech Republic, and 1 every in a number of extra nations. The tiny numbers of units elsewhere might point out that Apple has solely begun to take a look at how the brand new OS behaves in several worldwide settings.
sixty three% of the units are iPhone 6 or 6 Plus’s, 12% are iPad Air 2’s, 12% are iPhone 5s units, and thirteen% are “every thing else,” together with the iPhone 4s, 5 and 5c and the iPad four, Air, mini 2 and mini three.
It’s value noting that Fiksu’s findings again up that of one other current report of iOS 9 units showing in a number of web sites’ analytics software program.
Just some days in the past, a tech author named Roman Zavrel contacted the weblog Macworld after seeing that variations of the iOS 9 working system have been displaying up in his net analytics. He had seen three visits from iOS 9 units in the course of the month of January, he informed them. Macworld then seemed into its personal analytics and located one thing comparable – it had recorded 10 pageviews from units operating iOS 9.x over the previous few months, they stated.
Shortly after, nevertheless, AppleInsider additionally confirmed seeing iOS 9 visitors rising on its website for over a month.
Nevertheless, Macworld pointed out that it might be attainable to spoof the OS model on jailbroken units, or instructed that its knowledge could possibly be resulting from an error with Google Analytics.
Moreover, it’s fairly trivial to vary the “consumer-agent” string on a desktop browser to report one thing totally different. On cellular, it’s not as straightforward, which suggests Fiksu’s knowledge is extra plausible.
Fiksu’s knowledge gives just a little bit extra perception into what these reported testers are doing on their units, noting that seventy one% of app occasions recorded got here from Social Networking purposes, whereas sixteen% have been video games, 5% have been Way of life apps, three% have been Health apps and the remaining 5% have been “different” purposes that didn’t fall into any of the previous classes.
Additionally of curiosity, the primary iOS 9 occasion Fiksu present in its database got here in on September twentieth – solely three days after iOS eight was launched, the corporate stated. That strains up with Macworld’s analytics knowledge – it, too, was recording iOS 9 visits pretty early on. The weblog website stated its first iOS 9 go to got here again in October 2014, actually.
Apple sometimes declares new variations of its iOS software program at its WWDC convention in June, so if it sticks to this schedule, we could possibly be listening to extra concerning the new OS later this summer time.