iOS 7.0.6 Usage Tops 25% Four Days After Emergency Fix for SSL Issue

Apple on Friday released iOS 7.0.6, fixing a then unknown SSL verification bug that turned out to be a glaring security issue that also affected OS X 10.9.

Following the extensive amount of media coverage on the SSL vulnerability that left users open to having sensitive information like login credentials and passwords stolen, iOS users exposed to the news rushed to upgrade their devices.

On Sunday, iOS 7.0.6 adoption was at 13.3 percent, according to analytics firm Chitika. Yesterday, four days after iOS 7.0.6's release and following a slew of stories that were released over the past few days, iOS 7.0.6 adoption rates have climbed to a total of 25.9 percent, based on ad impressions from tens of millions of iOS-based devices in the U.S. and Canada.

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The security update for iOS 7.0.6 appears to be propagating to iOS 7 users much more quickly than a similar 2012 iOS 5.1.1 update that also included a notable security fix. iOS 5.1.1 was installed on just 12 percent of devices after the first week, indicating iOS 7.0.6 adoption is roughly twice as fast.

MacRumors readers have been particularly quick to upgrade to iOS 7.0.6 in order to patch the SSL vulnerability. According to our data, 61.1 percent of iOS visitors to the main site were running iOS 7.0.6 as of yesterday, while 43.6 percent of forum users had updated to iOS 7.0.6.

iOS 7 users who have not yet upgraded should do so immediately in order to keep their devices and data secure. Apple yesterday released a 10.9.2 update for OS X Mavericks that patches the vulnerability on desktops, which Mavericks users should also download as soon as possible.

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sracer Avatar
134 months ago
I am one of those who has an iPhone 4S and an iPad 2 who refuses to upgrade to iOS7. Everyone has their own reasons, but mine include the disastrous GUI makeover and the sluggish performance on the older-chip models. I also don't care to update to iTunes 11 in order to use iOS7. So, two design-strikes against Apple for my not wanting to update.

That said (and everyone is entitled to their own opinion as to the merits of iOS7's look and functionality), I think it is typically arrogant of Apple to NOT allow iPhone 4S and iPad 2 users access to the iOS6 upgrade that was given to people with even older iDevices (i.e., the iPhone 3GS). According to the chart above, nearly 14% of Apple's market is still using iOS6, and I would hedge to say that most of those are iPhone 4 and 4S users.

Apple has purposely left a portion of its user base exposed to this security flaw by refusing to give them access to the iOS6 upgrade; rather than blackmailing users into upgrading against their will (or better judgment).
I was "forced" to upgrade my iPad4 and wife's iPad2 to 7.0.6. We were quite delighted with staying at 6.x. Performance was terrific. But that's ok. Just another brick-in-the-wall when it comes times to buy new hardware. Over the past 5 years we've become an all-Apple household because of the quality, stability, consistency, and satisfactory ownership of Apple products. But with each generation of devices, we've experienced a decrease in those things that drew us to Apple in the first place. We're not ready to ditch it all, but as devices need to be replaced, we'll be hard-pressed to stick with Apple.

Not looking to influence anyone... just the data point of a single household.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JPSaltzman Avatar
134 months ago
I am one of those who has an iPhone 4S and an iPad 2 who refuses to upgrade to iOS7. Everyone has their own reasons, but mine include the disastrous GUI makeover and the sluggish performance on the older-chip models. I also don't care to update to iTunes 11 in order to use iOS7. So, two design-strikes against Apple for my not wanting to update.

That said (and everyone is entitled to their own opinion as to the merits of iOS7's look and functionality), I think it is typically arrogant of Apple to NOT allow iPhone 4S and iPad 2 users access to the iOS6 upgrade that was given to people with even older iDevices (i.e., the iPhone 3GS). According to the chart above, nearly 14% of Apple's market is still using iOS6, and I would hedge to say that most of those are iPhone 4 and 4S users.

Apple has purposely left a portion of its user base exposed to this security flaw by refusing to give them access to the iOS6 upgrade; it's as though they would rather force users into upgrading against their will (or better judgment) because it makes Apple look better (bragging rights: 99.9% of our iDevices use iOS7!).
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
darkslide29 Avatar
134 months ago
hope this isnt supposed to be a bragging point :p

Well, you won't hear of Apple themselves issuing this press release. :cool:

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Is that really a surprise considering iOS 7.0.6 fixed a major bug?

Considering the competition - the number of android users running the latest (kitkat) is in the low single-digit percentage, it is a pretty amazing number to me!
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
scoobydoo99 Avatar
134 months ago
A security fix is nice...

Now how about a fix for the abysmal UI :rolleyes:

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I was "forced" to upgrade my iPad4 and wife's iPad2 to 7.0.6. We were quite delighted with staying at 6.x. Performance was terrific. But that's ok. Just another brick-in-the-wall when it comes times to buy new hardware. Over the past 5 years we've become an all-Apple household because of the quality, stability, consistency, and satisfactory ownership of Apple products. But with each generation of devices, we've experienced a decrease in those things that drew us to Apple in the first place. We're not ready to ditch it all, but as devices need to be replaced, we'll be hard-pressed to stick with Apple.

Not looking to influence anyone... just the data point of a single household.

Absolutely agree. Apple has lost its way, unfortunately. Their UI continues to deteriorate with each new iteration. I had to return my iPhone 5c because iOS7 was completely unusable for me. Luckily I still had my iPhone 4 with iOS6. But, like you, I lament the fact that I will have to start looking at alternatives when it's time to upgrade.

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I'm holding out as long as I can, I find iOS 7 repulsive, the color palette of something that looks like the one Easter egg that gets dipped in all the colors. It gives me a headache. And then you open an app and it's a white wash. I have used iOS 7 quite a bit since my dad got an iPhone in Nov. (still showing him how to use it) and it hasn't grown on me at all. I guess I'm the hopeless romantic reminiscing about the original iPhone and not wanting to let go... And there's nothing wrong with "old software", except security flaws that should have been caught long ago.

iOS7 is a disaster. It is almost inconceivable that anyone thought that this was an improvement over iOS6. The adoption rate of iOS7 may be touted as a huge endorsement, but that doesn't account for all the unfortunate users who were duped into upgrading, then were aghast that they couldn't go back to iOS6. Everyone I know that has iOS7 hates it and wishes they could go back. Apple's arrogance in the face of mistakes like this will unfortunately lead to continued deterioration of the user experience.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LagunaSol Avatar
134 months ago
:confused: Not sure what you are looking at. I see only 13% still on iOS6. Some of them can't upgrade, so the people "refusing to upgrade" are probably in the single digits.

We have 5 iPads and 3 iPhones in my home. Eight total iOS devices. Everything is upgraded to iOS 7 except for the original iPad, which doesn't qualify. 1/8 = 12.5%. I guess 13% of my household "refuses" to upgrade to iOS 7. ;)
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BaldiMac Avatar
134 months ago
Still a big number of people refusing to upgrade from iOS6 to iOS7

:confused: Not sure what you are looking at. I see only 13% still on iOS6. Some of them can't upgrade, so the people "refusing to upgrade" are probably in the single digits.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)