Apple iPhone and iPad users drove data demands on some ISPs around the world to double from their normal levels on Wednesday evening as they tried to download iOS 7, the latest version of the Californian company's operating system.
By Thursday morning an estimated 130m people had updated their devices - based on data from Mixpanel, an analytics company which tracks the OS being used on apps and web pages.
It found that by mid-afternoon on Thursday in the
But Cook's claim - made as he showed off Apple's new iPhones last week - that iOS 7 would soon become "the world's most popular operating system" may have to wait for validation: more recent versions of Android are used on around three times as many devices.
Evans reckons there are 785m working Android devices which have been activated by
Even so, demand for the free download - which averaged 750MB but peaked in size at 1.4GB for some iPad models - meant heavy loads for ISPs woridwide. In the
But the traffic blitz was not limited to the
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