U.K. iOS 7 adoption rate is 90%, topping North America and Australia

U.K. iOS 7 adoption rate is 90%, topping North America and Australia
According to mobile ad network Chitika, 89.7% of Apple iPhones active in the U.K. are running iOS 7 on their handsets. That matches the percentage of iPhone users in North America that are using the same version of Apple's mobile OS. In Australia, 86.3% of Apple iPhones are using iOS 7.

Overall, the U.K. has the lead over the U.S. in iOS 7 adoption, thanks to the 87% of Apple iPads in the former country, that are powered using iOS 7. The percentage of U.S. iPads with the same iOS build inside is 84.7%, while that figure in Australia is 83.3%. Chitika believes that the negative publicity involving Apple Maps in the country, might be responsible for the lower percentage of upgrades.

In December of 2012, Australian police warned motorists not to use Apple Maps in certain areas of the country. Some travelers trying to get to Mildura, Victoria ended up in a dangerous part of the Outback for more than 24 hours with no food, water or cell phone service. One man was forced to walk for more than 24 hours until he found a signal on his handset, so he could summon help.

The data used by Chitika is based on the percentage of ad traffic each version of iOS had in each region. Earlier this month, Apple unveiled iOS 8 at WWDC. Later this year, it will be pushed out to compatible iPhone and iPad units. Those who are registered with Apple as a developer can install a beta version of iOS 8 now.


via: AppleInsider

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31 Comments

1. adecvat

Posts: 647; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

And only 13% android devices on last year android kitkat :)

3. express77 unregistered

Still 3 old year old androids have more feature than iOS.

4. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

For some reason, I already knew, I would find pathetic haters like you here.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

What about the pathetic android haters, that continually dog every Apple/iOS/iPhone article?

6. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

All haters are pathetic... I hate those.....;)

7. KenAdams

Posts: 55; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

These stupid fandroids are seriously spoiling the name of all us Android users. I respect all OSes. But immature people like this straightedge guy troll on any Apple, iOS or WP article. Don't you guys have anything else to do? Get a life idiots !

15. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

O.o android user?! and all these days you were pretending to be a nok..er.... WP Fan. LOL.

22. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Tons of cool android users bro, but I feel where you're coming from. It's never ending with em. Click the article just to start some mess, most don't even bother to read it first. +1

10. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

You're right, Most of the fandroid haters are clueless, but some of them have reasons, some of them give fightbacks.

18. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

No homework today kid?

20. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Speak for yourselves, Kid, i have finished my institutional studies months ago..... You have much more fanboyism work to do for your beloved MS. Go ahead LOL.

25. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

And now you study the "Art Of Trolling" .

11. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

P.S. #1 is a flame-bait, that was my point, I knew someone would bring this up. And I like what apple has done with ios 8.

23. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Agreed, they ruin every IOS and WP article.

9. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2279; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Coming from you, LMAO!

14. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I dont give a damn to clueless fanboys/wannabes like you.

12. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Most of the updates comes under google play store... We don't need to install new OS to latest Google Now...just update in play store..that's enough... Like wise from keyboard, phone app everything comes under play store... Btw I have to accept that android is slow in system updates though.... One day I would like to see this kinda adoption rate in android...

19. adecvat

Posts: 647; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Some apps need latest android for new features

24. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

I want to see how many Android phones will run Android 5 by the end of the year after Google's announcement.

30. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

About the 5% I guess.

32. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

I want to see how many wp will be updated wp 9... Zero may be ..

2. express77 unregistered

Let the fanboy war begin.

8. ChandlerBing

Posts: 35; Member since: Feb 17, 2014

Comparing iOS 7 adoption rate to Android Kitkat adoption rate is like comparing Apples to chocolates.

13. Quezdagreat

Posts: 428; Member since: Apr 05, 2012

Haaaaaa!!!! I get it lol

16. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Funny, but true lol

17. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I see what you did there Mr. Bing.

26. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Let's compare ios 7 with android gingerbread. first does ios 7 has customize keyboard? No? Hahaha ios just numbers lack of features.

27. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Once again you are off topic.

28. kcipopnevets

Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 14, 2014

Let's all just agree the world would suck if there were only one mobile OS. Besides, who cares which one you use?

29. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Agreed, everyone uses his phone with a different way....

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