At BrowserStack, we are always striving to provide our customers with the most up-to-date and comprehensive real-device cloud. That's why we're excited to share the story of how we managed to bring you the iPhone 15 for testing on day zero!
The journey to offer the iPhone 15 for testing began long before the actual device hit the market. We understand how important it is for our customers to test their web and mobile apps on the latest devices to stay ahead of the curve, and that's why our plan to launch the iPhone 15 on our real-device cloud started months in advance. As soon as rumors of a new iPhone started to circulate, our team got in touch with distributors and retailers. Building strong relationships with these partners ensured that we had access to the latest devices as soon as they became available. Capacity planning has always been the backbone of our operations, ensuring that we had the resources and infrastructure to support the influx of users wanting to test on the latest device.
The launch of iOS 17 was a pivotal moment in our journey. Since the iPhone 15 would be running on this latest iOS version, our ability to provide testing on day zero depended on the availability of iOS 17. After the Apple announcements, we went back to the negotiating table with our distributors and retailers. These discussions were critical to securing the devices and ensuring that our customers had access to them as soon as possible.
Behind the scenes, our team worked tirelessly to prepare our data centers for the iPhone 15 launch. Our engineers went above and beyond, queuing in line to purchase the devices and transport them to the data centers. This dedication ensured that we had the devices on-site and ready for testing as soon as possible. The procurement team managed to secure the devices across six regions within two hours of the retail sales beginning. The hosting team efficiently accommodated all 300+ devices received within a matter of hours. Simultaneously, the mobile engineering and QA team began working to provide support within 24 hours. This record-time effort allowed us to launch the iPhone 15 on all our products for all our customers.
The actual launch day was a culmination of months of hard work. The BrowserStack team's dedication and commitment to building the world's largest device cloud was the driving factor in ensuring the iPhone 15 was available for testing as soon as it was launched in the US. BrowserStack is proud to be the first to deliver iPhone 15 devices for testing to our customers, enabling them to get their apps ready before the majority of their users could get their hands on the iPhone 15 device.
Why It Matters
You might wonder why all this effort was worth it. The answer is simple: we are committed to helping our customers stay ahead in a rapidly evolving tech landscape. Offering the iPhone 15 for testing on day zero meant that you could test your apps and websites on the latest and greatest devices as soon as they were available to the public. This ensured that you could deliver a flawless user experience to your customers.
So, the next time you test your app on the iPhone 15 using BrowserStack, know that it wasn't just technology at work—it was months of meticulous planning, dedication, and hard work that made it all possible.
Stay tuned for more updates, and keep testing with BrowserStack to stay ahead of the curve!