Multiple Data Sources Suggesting iOS 7 Adoption Rates Well Ahead of iOS 6

36 percent of active iOS devices are already using iOS 7 according to information published by Mixpanel, a mobile analytics firm.

Apple has frequently touted the rapid adoption of new operating system upgrades as a significant strength of its mobile operating system, ensuring that developers who adopt new APIs and features like iCloud or Passbook will see a large market for their wares.

iOS 7 Trends
For comparison, ad network Chitika currently estimates iOS 7 adoption at just 18 percent, showing the serious variances in estimating iOS upgrade patterns. After the iOS 6 launch, Chitika estimated iOS 6 adoption at 15 percent 24 hours after release. iOS 5 took five days to reach 20 percent adoption.

Chitika iOS 7
iOS 5 added over-the-air updates, allowing customers to upgrade their iOS operating system without needing to plug it into a computer first. This means iOS 6 and iOS 7 upgrades were easier to perform than the jump from iOS 4 to iOS 5.

For one more data point, 44% of visits from iOS devices to MacRumors yesterday were from devices running iOS 7.

Top Rated Comments

cclloyd Avatar
138 months ago
More people are on iOS 7 after 1 day than people are on the latest android since its release.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nunyabinez Avatar
138 months ago
Proposal: Let's change the name of this site to MacBitchers because it seems like that's all that 90% of the posters can do anymore.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Some guy Avatar
138 months ago
I wouldn't be surprised if a large number of those people would revert back to iOS 6. iOS 7 feels rushed, it's great in some ways, but horrible in other ways.

Edit: Some people don't agree with my comment. I'll make a thread about the flaws in iOS 7's design some day - just for you!
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nazaar Avatar
138 months ago
I wouldn't be surprised if a large number of those people would revert back to iOS 6. iOS 7 feels rushed, it's great in some ways, but horrible in other ways.

Such as?
(Be specific. Why make this statement with absolutely no points)
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
absurdamerica Avatar
138 months ago
Rushed, aka no attention to detail. Usually, it's not like apple to miss simple things, like centering a tab...

Image (http://i.imgur.com/LJP0e73.jpg)

Yes, I've personally been counting pixels on every screen. Tons of people will downgrade when they see that!
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
0029937 Avatar
138 months ago
Fools.
Enjoy your outdated iOS 6 :D
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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