iOS 7 update traffic
bedard.phil at gmail.com
Thu Sep 19 18:16:06 UTC 2013
Tens of millions of devices multiplied times a fairly large download =
lots of bandwidth. It has an appreciable affect on the worldwide
Internet. I would love to see some aggregate statistics.
With most phones the carrier takes care of doing phone software updates
and rollouts over a period of time since they all have customized versions
of Android/Windows Phone/etc. Apple controls their phone software so they
just hit the switch at a certain data/time and let as many people update
as their servers can handle. Not to mention all the IPads which they
chose to update at the same time.
Last time around we saw a sustained increase in traffic for about a week
after the release date.
On 9/19/13 1:58 PM, "Paul Ferguson" <fergdawgster at mykolab.com> wrote:
>Can someone please explain to a non-Apple person what the hell happened
>that started generating so much traffic? Perhaps I missed it in this
>thread, but I would be curious to know what iOS 7 implemented that
>Thanks in adavnce,
>On 9/19/2013 10:23 AM, Nick Olsen wrote:
>> We also saw a huge spike in traffic. Still pretty high today as well.
>> We saw a ~60% above average hit yesterday, And we're at ~20-30% above
>> average today as well.
>> Being an android user, It didn't dawn on me until some of the IOS users
>> the office started jumping up and down about IOS7
>> Nick Olsen
>> Network Operations (855) FLSPEED x106
>> From: "Justin M. Streiner" <streiner at cluebyfour.org>
>> Sent: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 6:19 PM
>> To: "NANOG" <nanog at nanog.org>
>> Subject: Re: iOS 7 update traffic
>> On Wed, 18 Sep 2013, Tassos Chatzithomaoglou wrote:
>>> We also noticed an interesting spike (+ ~40%), mostly in akamai.
>>> The same happened on previous iOS too.
>> I see it here, too. At its peak, our traffic levels were roughly double
>> what we would see on a normal weekday.
>>> Zachary McGibbon wrote on 18/9/2013 20:38:
>>>> So iOS 7 just came out, here's the spike in our graphs going to our
>>>> here at McGill, anyone else noticing a big spike?
>>>> [image: internet-sw1 - Traffic - Te0/7 - To Internet1-srp (IR Canet) -
>>>> Zachary McGibbon
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