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iOS 7 now running on 74% of North American Apple devices

0. phoneArena 06 Dec 2013, 20:29 posted on

iOS 7 has had a very split reception - some people love it, and some people hate it. Of course, it doesn't look like that is stopping anyone from installing the update. Last year, we saw quite a few users who seemed to delay updating to iOS 6 until Google Maps was released into the App Store; but, this year Apple devices in North America at least are mostly running iOS 7...

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posted on 06 Dec 2013, 20:31 5

1. N-fanboy (Posts: 543; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


Well duh! They forced it...

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 20:42 4

3. Ninetysix (Posts: 2461; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Not sure what you mean by "forced".

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 21:25 3

14. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


As in not being able to revert to IOS 6...?

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 02:54 1

36. taikucing (unregistered)


No other choice. My brother's iphone 4 is installed with ios7. I notice a lag when scrolling.

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 20:53 4

6. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


But what percentage has all the features? NOT anywhere near 74%... iOS7 on 74% means less when siri doesn't work on anything older than 4S. This is a bs stat to try and claim superiority over fragmentation and android. iPhone 4 which was the newest model up until late 2011 can't do siri, so iOS7 on 74% means diddly

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 21:01 5

8. Ninetysix (Posts: 2461; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Let me ask you this. Do you want to get an update with missing features because of hardware limitations or you don't want to get an update at all? There are a lot of capable Android devices that should be able to run 4.1+. Did their manufacturer give them an update?

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 21:10 4

9. Sauce (unregistered)


Boom goes the dynamite. Waiting for appledoesnt's reply. There's nothing on TV so, make this worth following guys!

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 23:27 2

31. darkkjedii (Posts: 22128; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


He's taking a nap now.

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 21:14 2

11. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Let me ask you a question, when someone buys a phone, do they buy it because of what it currently can do? Or do they buy it for that they think the phone might get with an update? I bet all those owners with lower android versions are still enjoying their experience regardless. As a matter of fact many android phones with older versions have features the current android version does not posses, can I say the same thing about apples offering? The answer is No, only nerds and ifans brag about updates because updates is barely one of the little things they can brag about

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 21:28 3

16. Ninetysix (Posts: 2461; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Good for them for not wanting new features, bug fixes, security patches.

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 06:07

37. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


what new features of ios8 you like the most? oh yeah non because there are none so far and the bug fixes are so good the older models performance becomes worse than the previous version, worse case scenario your phone gets rendered useless with an update made to improve the experience.

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 21:23 2

12. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


Well, in the case of the 4 and 4s, I'd rather not have the IOS 7 update. I don't want an update that makes my phone lag when opening the mail app.

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 21:47 3

19. bucky (Posts: 2698; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


My wife's 4s is pretty much lag free. The only thingy I see missing out of the features is airdrop which I have yet to use on my 5s or my air.

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 23:40 2

32. darkkjedii (Posts: 22128; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


My wife's iPad 3 runs it flawlessly.

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 08:26 2

39. superfans (Posts: 155; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)


say it when u really own one ==

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 23:23

30. darkkjedii (Posts: 22128; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


He should go to bed, with his thumb in his mouth after you schooled him yo.

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 01:52 1

34. vincelongman (Posts: 4576; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


What hardware limitations?
Google Now works quite well on my iPod Touch 4, so Siri should work fine on the iPhone 4.
The iPhone 4 & 4S have wi-fi, but can't use AirDrop.
Are you saying the iPhone 4's & 4S's cameras or CPUs are inadequate to handle Camera filters.
And is the iPhone 4's camera to poor for taking Panoramas.

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 10:10 1

40. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


I have no issues with iOS7 on 74%, cool, neato. I do however have issues when this is somehow compared as some major boon against Android fragmentation. IOS is fragmented too. This is proof. As late 2011 device doesn't do a software feature named Siri, umm, kinda their biggest innovation right? Well that little app was free on iPhone 4 until apple bought the company that made it, pulled the free app, waited almost a year and a half before launching half baked new siri and then, the kicker? You can't use it on iPone 4, just the newer, shinier, incremental upgrade that was the iPone 4S. Apple chose to fragment to sell more phones, go Apple!!!

posted on 09 Dec 2013, 08:01

49. sum182 (Posts: 229; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


If it were really "hardware limitations" then yes. But sadly no, apples picks and chooses. There was no reason the 4 shouldn't have gotten siri, hackers proved it could run it fine. And there was no reason for not all of them to get turn by turn gps....If anything, it should tell you something about their poor hardware.

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 12:57

41. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


How are the official version updates going on the Nexus S?

The iPhone 4 came out 6 months before the Nexus S. Anyone with an iPhone 4 should be thankful they are getting any official updates at all.

There's a single core 800Mhz processor in there. And its made from 4 year old SoC architecture. Stop whining.

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 13:19

42. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


dont care, nobody really does except iClones claiming superiority with no fragmentation (look ma 74% have brand new iOS7!!! andoroid is the suxors!!!) all the while their 2 year old iPone4 can't do the only major innovation apple has created since iP1, siri, which someone else made in the first place FOR THE IpHONE4 which now it doesn't work for lol and pathetic!

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 14:40

43. bigstrudel (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Aug 2012)


What nobody cares about is a poorly constructed response like you just delivered.

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 16:13

45. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)


listen toaster, don't get your panties in a bunch, my points are valid even if iFollowers don't get it

posted on 07 Dec 2013, 16:25

46. suneeboy (Posts: 201; Member since: 02 Oct 2012)


@appledoesnt what are you talking about? Who is boasting about fragmentation? You are the only one I see on this thread spewing nonsense. The article is just stating a fact. It has nothing to do with Android or any other OS at all.

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 20:33 1

2. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


The iOS6 holdouts could be waiting for a stable release of iOS7 - maybe when it gets to v. 7.1.4. I personally know 3 of the holdouts, and that is why they have deferred upgrading.

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 20:46 6

4. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


That's nice, but would have been nicer if iOS7 was more stable.

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 21:13 1

10. Sauce (unregistered)


"More stable" lol.

Let me tell you this. Out of all the weeks owning an iPhone 5s since launch, it has only restarted on me once or twice.

Not let me ask you this. Are you releasing ignorance out of your mouth because that's what everyone else says? Or because you honestly feel it is not stable enough?

Don't be a shyeep.

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 21:24 3

13. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


I think he means stable as in fewer PNG glitches, overlapping dialers and BSODs.

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 21:28 2

15. GeekMovement (Posts: 2156; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


I'm sure you've seen that there has been numerous articles on the issues and bugs with iOS7. Knowing Apple, that's pretty disappointing and just seems like a let down compared to previous updates as they were known for the solid fluid "just works" operating system.

Plus your new iPhone 5S already started restarting on its own? That's even more shocking to me. My Note 2 hasn't restarted on me after owning it for months.

Yes, I'm being honest and my comments are always honest. I think the iPhone is a very acceptable model and Apple creates brilliant products, but iOS7 (aside from some aesthetically pleasing updates such as the transparency/blur feature) has been quite a disappointment. I have big expectations from Apple next year when they release their next iPhone and next iOS(8?) update.

posted on 06 Dec 2013, 21:32 2

17. Ninetysix (Posts: 2461; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Even Kitkat 4.4 had a lot of bugs. You just don't hear about them since Apple is a better topic :)

http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/12/01/stock-android-isnt-perfect-4-4-kitkat-edition/

http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/507211/20130919/android-4-kitkat-os-top-5-bugs.htm#.UqKWnuKFd8E

http://www.gottabemobile.com/2013/12/02/android-4-4-kitkat-problems-plague-nexus-4-nexus-7-nexus-5-users/

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