iOS 7 reportedly gets between 17 and 36% adoption in first 24 hours
0. phoneArena 19 Sep 2013, 11:42 posted on
After a new version of iOS is released, it is always interesting to see just how quickly users upgrade. When iOS 6 was released, there were a number of users who held off because they didn't want to get stuck with Apple Maps and not have a Google Maps fallback. This time around, the only things that would likely keep users from upgrading were the download errors at launch, and the new visual aesthetic, which people love to hate...
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1. bucky (Posts: 1775; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
Gotta hand it to apple for updates. They really get everyone up to date
12. brar.arsh (Posts: 174; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
That's true.. I definitely appreciate apple for this.
How many devices do they actually have to update?
3 Iphones?? Iphone 4, 4S and 5
and like 4 Ipads?
So in total 7-8 devices, still took >3 months after announcement.
Google updates all Nexus lineup on the same day of New OS announcement and which is followed by 1000's of devices by other manufacturers in coming months and(Years for some). :D
14. greathero1 (Posts: 529; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)
Could it be because when Google announces a new OS, it's already completed and when Apple announced theirs it was still in development and not ready? The original announcement was a preview and on the release date, they pushed it out to the devices.
As for how many devices Apple has to update is completely irrelevant because Google only updates a handful of Nexus devices. The other OEM's are responsible for updating their own devices and Google doesn't play any part in that process and considering how many more Apple devices are in circulation over Nexus devices, you really cannot compare the two.
16. frydaexiii (Posts: 1310; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
Not to mention that the lower the line of phones you go, the less you get from the update. Like the 4 doesn't get Airdrop, Filters, etc, on top of the stuff they didn't get from iOS 6, eg. Siri, Panorama.
Put that together and the 4 just effectively only gets a new app launcher.
How can Apple consider this an "upgrade". hell, this is more fragmented than Android, at least with Android, it's either 2.3, 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3. No quarter updates or missing features unless you lack the hardware for it.
With Apple, it's iOS 4, iOS 5, iOS 5 (3/4), iOS 6, iOS 6 (1/2), iOS 6 (3/4), iOS 7, iOS 7 (1/3), iOS 7 (2/3)...
23. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1482; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
The iPhone 4 is over three years old. Getting anything at this point is major, and it doesn't get Siri and Panorama because of hardware limitations. Ask anyone who jailbroke and added Siri to the iPhone 4. It sucked because the iPhone 4 lacked the mic setup of the 4s and 5.
28. frydaexiii (Posts: 1310; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
What about Panorama? You're seriously telling me the 4 lacks the hardware for that when there are dozens of other apps that can already do it? How about filters in the camera? Also done by other apps.
24. Ninetysix (Posts: 1836; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
Yep. You'll just be missing some important bug fixes, security patches, etc on Android. iPhone4 is more than 3 years old. How android phones are still getting updates after 3, 2, or a year? If you don't have a nexus phone, you better pray to the smartphone update Gods and hope that you get blessed with one.
27. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Maybe do to hardware limitations. And how can you say it's even more fragmented than Android. It still got a new update unlike even laster year androids. It may not be a big update but it still is an update while android phones from 1/2 years ago don't even get an update. iPhone 4 is almost 4 years old.
26. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
Well thousands of devices from 2009/10 don't even have ICS or even Jelly Bean. Apple still updated the iPhone 4, a phone from 2010 and on day one. That doesn't happen in anny other line of phones from any manufacter. So the number of phones updated don't matter. Apple only has launched 7 iPhones and 5 iPads compared to thousands of Android devices. So your agument doesn't make sense.
30. bucky (Posts: 1775; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
Yours doesn't either. You're basically blaming apple for not releasing more phones. That's how their release guidelines is. It has its strengths and this is one of them.
No matter which you twist it, fragmentation is WAY worse on android as evident by the number of devices still running gingerbread and ics.
34. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
I'm defending Apple for releasing on older phones. I didn't blame Apple, I defended Apple because number of phones don't matter. You can't beat Apple in OS updates, mobile or desktop. My argument is correct because you can't compare number of different devices with age of other devices in a os update. The truth is fragmentation in iOS has always been close to zero.
2. Topcat488 (Posts: 1191; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
Apple said... "You're not downloading right".
10. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1126; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)
Fragmentation is present in all platforms but it's too less on iOS.
They did pretty good job on this department.
4. AKumar47 (Posts: 48; Member since: 11 Sep 2013)
only moments to go and im done, make that 36.000001% haha
11. Sauce (unregistered)
Using it right now on my girlfriends iPad Mini. I'm loving it. Completely addicted lol. Gotta get me one of these.
15. darkkjedii (Posts: 14381; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I'm getting the mini 2, and giving my sweetie my iPad 3. Ios7 makes this thing like brand new. I'm bouncing all over trying to find stuff. +1
29. joaolx (Posts: 364; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)
I have it since Beta 4 in iPad Mini and love it. After two days I actually started loving the icons. The old icons were weird. Loving the app updates for iOS.
19. techaman (unregistered)
so i guess that means you like the android system since you love your update lol, i like all os's just keep your mind open and try other systems you will find out alot of things you never thought where possible on phones.
7. greathero1 (Posts: 529; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)
Well I received my update and I love it. I was a little concerned about the theme but it has already grown on me. I love the new look of Safari the most. Great update IMO!
20. techaman (unregistered)
why does everyone call the new safari look amazing i mean all browsers are like that and have been like that for 2 years.?
9. jove39 (Posts: 1409; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)
Thats one thing i like about iOS and Apple!
13. Samsungadroidrules (Posts: 104; Member since: 28 Jul 2013)
Lol. Of course, isheeeps waited for a long time on these but found out nothing innovative. Just Girly Designs and Colours, copied from Other OS. hahaha
18. Sauce (unregistered)
I see that, you sir, are also "sheeeping" with those unoriginal, uninovative, ignorant comments of yours.
17. adele (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Sep 2013)
I'm having big problems with my keyboard once I ipdated. Typing wont sync impossibly slow and wrong keys putting crazy words on so pissed!
22. techaman (unregistered)
just wait until you try a android when the key board can be set to look at your text and see how you type and auto adjusts the how you write a word in your style.
31. bucky (Posts: 1775; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
You haven't used the sgs4 keyboard yet I'm guessing.
25. Napalm_3nema (Posts: 1482; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)
Restore and let it reapply the update.
33. Android4Ever (Posts: 86; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)
You iclowns are the last of a dying breed. Whenever you're ready to put on your big boy pants and are ready to get a real smartphone, Android will be waiting for you. This is the closest thing that I've ever seen to an actual "cult". Gotta give it up to apple for knowing how to brainwash people and selling them the same, overpriced p.o.s. phones year after year and people will do just about anything to get one. I'm pretty sure apple could sell water to a whale...