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

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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20 Comments

1. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

GOOD for apple ..

2. ijklmnop

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

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

5. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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

3. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 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.

7. eN16HTMAR3

Posts: 253; Member since: Oct 08, 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.

9. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

12. tedkord

Posts: 17094; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That didn't address his question. But regardless, customer or carrier, a sale is a sale.

16. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 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.

11. stealthd unregistered

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.

4. ZeroCide

Posts: 809; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

200 million phones with buggy os.

6. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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

8. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

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

10. tedkord

Posts: 17094; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

13. tedkord

Posts: 17094; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

* you're *

14. tedkord

Posts: 17094; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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15. tedkord

Posts: 17094; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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20. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Woah. Triple post!

17. g2a5b0e unregistered

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.

18. rabidhunter

Posts: 90; Member since: Jul 05, 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.

19. g2a5b0e unregistered

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

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