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Apple announces 64% iOS 7 adoption to date, reiterates launch weekend numbers

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Apple announces 64% iOS 7 adoption to date, reiterates launch weekend numbers
Apple has just kicked off its announcement event for the new iPads (and more). If you can't watch the live stream for yourself, we are here to bring you the news. Right off the top, Apple gave out some interesting numbers about the iPhone and iOS 7 launch. While CEO Tim Cook didn't break down the numbers too much, or elaborate, the opening weekend sales of the iPhone were impressive.

Cook reiterated the original announcement that it was the biggest iPhone launch to date, and the company sold 9 million iPhones in that opening weekend. He didn't breakdown the sales of the iPhone 5c compared to the 5s though. Interestingly, the numbers only cover the launch weekend. Apple has reportedly had supply issues with the iPhone 5s, which has cut into sales, so it will be interesting to see what the full quarter sales look like for the company. 

Cook also broke down a bit on the iOS 7 update. He said that just 5 days after its release, 200 million devices had upgraded to the new version of the operating system. Interestingly though, only 64% of iOS devices have updated to iOS 7 as of now. That's better than you would expect on Android, but it seems a bit low for an iOS update after one month. 

source: Apple

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posted on 22 Oct 2013, 12:18

1. fouadqr (Posts: 233; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


GOOD for apple ..

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 12:24 10

2. ijklmnop (Posts: 18; Member since: 10 Oct 2013)


Once again apple has prooved that it can fool people even in 21st century....

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 12:29 1

5. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4599; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Seems that it is not so hard to fool certain people.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 12:25 5

3. NexusPhan (Posts: 320; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Don't read too much into that 9 million figure. That 9 million could also include sales of the 5, 4s and 4 as well. All of which are still doing pretty decent.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 12:33 2

7. eN16HTMAR3 (Posts: 84; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


Thats very true and my question is "How many of those phones were actually sold to customers and not carriers". Here in my store; people have not been beating the door down to get either the 5c or 5s by any means. It seems to be that these number are a combo of all the iPhones which you pointed out.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 12:57 1

9. Ninetysix (Posts: 1072; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2013/09/23First-Weekend-iPhone-Sales-Top-Nine-Million-Sets-New-Record.html

Read and learn.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 13:21

12. tedkord (Posts: 3914; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


That didn't address his question.

But regardless, customer or carrier, a sale is a sale.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 13:26 1

16. Ninetysix (Posts: 1072; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


It did. He's under the assumption that the 9M sales are from the 4, 4S, 5, 5C, 5S. The PR article clearly states that it's only from the 5C and 5S.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 13:10

11. stealthd (Posts: 866; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


Sales are sales. Sales to carriers are called shipments, not just "sales". Regardless of your perception of the sales, they've sold more than any other launch.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 12:28 5

4. ZeroCide (Posts: 677; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


200 million phones with buggy os.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 12:33 3

6. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4599; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


According to some news not only software is buggy but hardware also.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 12:40 4

8. fouadqr (Posts: 233; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


my old phone " iphone 4 " with ios7 ..and it's really buggy and laggy and slooooow !!! ..

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 12:58

10. tedkord (Posts: 3914; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Why wouldn't you expect it to? Your running the newest OS on 3 year old hardware.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 13:23

13. tedkord (Posts: 3914; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


* you're *

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 13:23

14. tedkord (Posts: 3914; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


* you're *

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 13:24

15. tedkord (Posts: 3914; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


* you're *

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 14:42

20. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6621; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Woah. Triple post!

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 14:07

17. g2a5b0e (Posts: 1929; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I'm always a little confused when Apple releases the numbers of their newest OS version penetration. Do they mean iOS 7 is on 64% of ALL iOS devices? Or do they mean iOS 7 is on 64% of iOS devices capable of upgrading to iOS 7? Clearly, the former would be more impressive. There's a big difference there & I've never gotten a conclusive answer on which one is the truth.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 14:11

18. rabidhunter (Posts: 90; Member since: 05 Jul 2013)


I saw a lot of people who upgraded to iOS 7 but quickly reverted back. I wonder if they're counting those in the numbers.

posted on 22 Oct 2013, 14:20

19. g2a5b0e (Posts: 1929; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


You are clearly not telling the truth considering there is no simple way to do that.

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