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What's the adoption rate like for iOS 7? While we still have no concrete numbers from Apple, consider this: according to Business Insider, allegedly the demand is so high for the redesigned mobile OS that it's crashed the Wi-Fi servers at several colleges throughout the United States. Few universities have acknowledged iOS 7 as the culprit at this point, but the simultaneous outages not long after iOS 7's public release seems clear proof of the cause.
At least one campus, Ohio State University, has acknowledged the problem and has taken what steps it can to alleviate it (short of blocking Apple entirely). As reported by the campus newspaper, the Post, "In a university-wide email, students were asked to wait to download iOS 7, Apple’s new software upgrade, to potentially prevent further delays."
A spokesperson from OSU added, "On the odd chance that this is related to the iOS 7 update release, please consider waiting to download your copy until the current issues are resolved." Additional schools that seemed to be having issues were New York University, Michigan University, and Western Connecticut State University. As 9to5 Mac reports, the schools themselves haven't acknowledged it, but Twitter is full of students claiming as much (and with good reason).
Somewhat surprisingly, Apple's own servers have been a little spotty today, and 9to5 Mac learned that "Apple has has communicated to retail stores and AppleCare that it is aware of the activation servers failing following today’s release of iOS 7." (I personally couldn't activate my iPad for four hours. It finally worked around 30 minutes ago.)
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