iOS 7 adoption slows, but hits 78%

iOS 7 adoption slows, but hits 78%
As is fairly typical for an iOS system update, iOS 7 saw extremely fast adoption rates. After just about one month, iOS 7 was found on 64% of Apple devices; and, unofficial stats from Chitika showed that at least in North America, that number was up to about 74% earlier this month. Now, Apple's official stats are showing that about 78% of users have made the update.

The official number comes from Apple's distribution chart that can be found on the developer page for the App Store. The data was pulled over a one week period which ended on December 29th and this is data reflects the exact same thing as the Android distribution numbers that we see each month - users who accessed the App Store for that time period. Apple has used this to put down Android in the past, claiming that the numbers were cherry-picked to show the best possible view. Of course, the truth is that developers don't much care about what users are running on their devices if they never download any apps. 

78% is a solid number going into the new year, although it is only up 2% from the last Apple checkpoint from 2 weeks ago, so user adoption is slowing down. It will undoubtedly hit 80%, but it will be interesting to see how far it climbs beyond that. We've already seen that Apple users, like most users, don't bother too much with incremental updates, so we may be getting to the apathy line that exists for all software updates.


source: Apple via The Next Web

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49 Comments

16. shamataa

Posts: 257; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

It will slow down in 2014!. Not small but amajor slow down beucase its boring and unaspired OS.

2. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

My Girlfriend refuses to update her iPhone 4s to iOS7.. She says that she doesn't give a flip.. Lol❕.. I'll give her credit though.. She at least said that it wasn't worth it to upgrade her phone until Apple really comes out with something different.. I told her that the iPhone 6 might finally be worth the upgrade, and she says if its not then she refuses to change phones.. Damn girl❕.. At least trade in your 4s for a 5,, it'll probably be free❕... Lol.. Honestly, I think she's jealous of the 6" screen on my 1520... If Apple can't give her the 6" that she's craving, then maybe Nokia can fill her void.....

3. superduper

Posts: 151; Member since: Oct 20, 2013

If she wants a tech company to give her the 6" that she's craving then you two might need to talk. :-)

5. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Oh, she's always been into high tech devices to satisfy her needs.. She's never really been to dependent on me for that type of gratification.. I guess it's because I've only had 4.5" up until now.. She has been paying me more attention now that I've pumped it up to 6"... We're fine.

13. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

The comment literally flew over your head. Smh.

24. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Lol!! More like flew over your head.. What do you think I was implying in the very beginning with my first comment?... I'm the one who was being facetious from the beginning.. I just kept playing along.. Boy, you are closed minded.. Sad. Nevertheless, I still got love for you.

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 31797; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAOOOOO LMAOOOOO wowwww dude, justwowwwww. +100

19. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

haha he only had 4.5 inches until now!!! i'm crying lolololololol.........

25. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Lol❕.. You do know that I knew what I was saying dude.. Think about it.. LMFAO..

29. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1778; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

He did admit to "pumping" it up ;)

31. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Man, I used so many sexual innuendos how could anyone be so naive as to think I wasn't playing from the beginning❔ Lol.. Go back and look at PapaSmurfs comment about it being over my head.. LMFAO❕... That was the funniest part about it.. He's trying to.. Nevermind.. He's crazy. ROTFLMFAO❕❕❕

38. darkkjedii

Posts: 31797; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude u guys are nuts LMAOOOOO.

42. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Lol❕❕ You got to admit that you really feel for my jokes for a little while.. That's what happens when you listen to PapaSmurf's big honeycomb eating head a$$.. LMFAO❕

47. darkkjedii

Posts: 31797; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You had me goin man. That was hella funny.

18. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

bwahahah!!!! +1

4. Ninetysix

Posts: 2966; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Trust me dude. Most girls usually craves for 6" or bigger.

6. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Well, she said that she wouldn't be able to handle more than 6" inside her back pocket...

7. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

"Back pocket" LOL

8. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

cough* cough back pocket

9. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Yeah.. Judging by what I've seen her stick in there before,, I'm sure she can fit at least 8" in the front.. Man, I can't wait to get my hands on a 8 incher.

14. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You're either oblivious to the comments or just stupid.

20. good2great

Posts: 1042; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

i think he finally caught on... that #9 was a pretty good response. lol

26. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Caught on❔ I started it from the very beginning. I knew what I was saying on my first comment.. Really❔.. LMFAO.

27. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Really❔.. You're making a fool of yourself.. It's called sarcasm.. Go back and read my first comment, dude.. OMG you're naive.. Lol❕

17. osubucks69

Posts: 15; Member since: Dec 12, 2012

Is this Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory???

28. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

That's the whole idea.. Lol.. Just play along next time.. Lol❕

39. darkkjedii

Posts: 31797; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Testosterone rocks ;)

43. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Lol!!!!!!!!!!!!

1. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

iPhone 4 + iOS7 = Disaster

10. Mxyzptlk unregistered

4.3 has been a disaster for many S3 owners. Read the complaints.

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