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iOS 7 Adoption up to 87% Ahead of WWDC's Likely iOS 8 Announcement

iOS 7 adoption continues to grow, with Apple seeing the operating system on 87 percent of devices connected to the App Store, according to Apple's App Store developer support page. The numbers come seven months after the operating system's original release and two months ahead of the expected preview of iOS 8 at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in two month's time.

Apple has traditionally seen speedy adoption of its new iOS releases because it makes it easy for customers to upgrade to the new operating system without too much trouble, and it's likely that iOS 8 will see similar adoption after its expected release this fall.

iOS 8 is expected to include upgrades to Apple's Maps app, including possible support for public transit directions and enhanced points of interest, a Healthbook app that assists users in aggregating personal health data like blood pressure, heart rate, and more -- perhaps in concert with a smart watch product -- as well as improvements to Siri and iTunes Radio, two of the more recent additions to Apple's mobile operating system.

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In contrast to Apple, Google sees only 5.3% of its users running the latest version of its Android operating system, version 4.4 or KitKat, which came out in October 2013 -- a month after iOS 7 was released.

The increasing adoption rate of iOS 7 has also led to a drop in iOS 6 usage, with the older operating system now installed on just 11 percent of devices. 2 percent of devices are using older versions of iOS. In early December, iOS 7 usage was at 74 percent, jumping to 78 percent later in December, 80 percent in late January and 85 percent towards the end of March.

Apple's data, which comes directly from the App Store, represents concrete iOS 7 adoption information for developers.

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16 weeks ago

So much for being a fail... eat that haters.


By that logic, since Windows 8 is selling better than Windows 7 did, does that mean more people like Windows 8 too?

Seriously, that's terrible logic.
Rating: 29 Votes
16 weeks ago
So much for being a fail... eat that haters.
Rating: 27 Votes
16 weeks ago

So much for being a fail... eat that haters.

So adoption numbers for iOS somehow imply or even really relate to how good it is?
Rating: 15 Votes
16 weeks ago

So adoption numbers for iOS somehow imply or even really relate to how good it is?


At an 87% adoption rate with only a vocal minority complaining on forums, it's safe to say that it's pretty good.
Rating: 15 Votes
16 weeks ago
yea...i hope in iOS8 and Macos 10.10 to have an Air drop cross
Rating: 13 Votes
16 weeks ago

By that logic, since Windows 8 is selling better than Windows 7 did, does that mean more people like Windows 8 too?

Seriously, that's terrible logic.


Ummm

http://thenextweb.com/microsoft/2014/04/01/windows-7-outgains-windows-8-8-1-market-share-windows-xp-still-27/
Rating: 13 Votes
16 weeks ago

At an 87% adoption rate with only a vocal minority complaining on forums, it's safe to say that it's pretty good.

Not really. When a huge number of people upgrade just because an upgrade is available and have no way to downgrade if they don't like it, when a large number of people getting new devices automatically get the new version without a way to select an older one if they wanted it, when a large number of people are just regular folks who don't even know about internet forums let alone have the time to figure them out and post on them...no, you can't really just make a supposition like that simply based on the number of people with the latest version of iOS.
Rating: 13 Votes
16 weeks ago

So much for being a fail... eat that haters.


Can't. Roll. Back.
Rating: 11 Votes
16 weeks ago

So much for being a fail... eat that haters.


I wonder what the numbers would be like if apple hadn't blocked you from downgrading to iOS 6. I know at least 4 people who asked me how to do it (you pretty much cannot).

That being said, iOS 7.1 is a big advancement. Hopefully iOS 8 will be even better.

EDIT: 5 seconds after tapping "Submit", Safari crashed. Add that to the 6-7 hard reboots a day and you see where I am.
Rating: 11 Votes
16 weeks ago

So adoption numbers for iOS somehow imply or even really relate to how good it is?


Uhh yes. They do relate to how good it is. People wouldn't upgrade if it sucked.
Rating: 8 Votes

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