iOS 7 hits 85% adoption

iOS 7 hits 85% adoption
It is always interesting to see how many people actually get around to updating their devices. For the most part, Apple users are quick on the updates, at least for major version upgrades, incremental security fixes are something of a different story. Just like Google, Apple keeps track of versions in the wild as represented by App Store check-ins to help out developers.

That metric has just been updated, and as of now, 85% of devices that checked in to the App Store have been updated to iOS 7. iOS 6 has dropped down to 12%, and the final 3% are on iOS 5 or earlier. It seems as though the iOS update numbers have essentially plateaued, and the changes that we're seeing now are simply due to users trading in old hardware for newer devices. Back in January, the number stood at 80%, so there hasn't been all that much of a shift since then. 

So, developers still likely want to build their apps for iOS 6 compatibility, but depending on what kind of app you have, it may be perfectly reasonable to build specifically for iOS 7. 

source: Apple via The Next Web

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20 Comments

1. Leonis

Posts: 338; Member since: Jan 08, 2014

This means 50% will buy the iphone 6 because their iphone 4,4s and 5 suddenly became sh*t

5. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Or they'll go to a platform where updates make your devices better.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31308; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

They did, it's called iOS.

11. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

What updates?

16. KingaSpades

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 04, 2013

They won't make anything better. You'll get them 5 months late, right before Google releases some other update that you're have to buy a new phone to get.

15. KingaSpades

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 04, 2013

Hate is ugly. Makes you look jealous.

2. mturby unregistered

85% of adoption! UNLIKE ANDROID OS. Where more than 70% of Google's os users are still dealing with Jelly Bean 4.1. Good for u Apple. Fck u google/samsung/lg and rest of the crappy manufacturers. PD: Android Faithful fan.

3. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

its not googles fault its the oems and carriers that are delaying the updates lazy buggers apple controls the updates so every ios users will receive the update on paticular date given google has no control with other oems cause they have overlay skin unlike google nexus dont

6. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Doesn't even matter, I would rather have a functioning Android 2.3.3 devices than a crippled iOS 7 device. At least Google does not force your device into an update that will cripple it and then leave you without a way back. You may not get an update, but at least it still functions unlike Apple devices that get their updates asap and then fail to work normally. Also, each update you get makes your device better than before, performance or feature wise. Apple restricts features and demolishes performance with each update. It really is a bunch of blind fanboys who claim Apple's updates are its advantage. There is no advantage with strong arming tactics that force you to buy a more expensive device.

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31308; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Look up butthurt in the dictionary, and your picture is rite there lol.

12. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

but give the ios7 a credit Finalflash it has added lots a features and though it hasnt got all the specs but its better than ios6 i would love ios8 to have what kitkat has to offer and wp9 to have kitkats specs all 3 platform would be great, o and bb11

19. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Funny how after iOS 7.1 was released and ppl started to update to it, they started saying that their older devices were faster and had less issues with battery life, app crashes etc. So sounds to me that the iOS 7.1 update made things work better and was a performance gain on older devices. I wouldn't expect a resident Apple hater to know things like this or even believe them since your a blind hater, and you talk about blind fanboys...when really you have absolutely no room to talk. Also the update doesn't install without the users permission. Yes it may download automatically but you have to physically click install with your finger. Infact, when i updated to iOS 7.1, i had to tap download and install, it didn't download automatically so they may have stopped that. Id rather have the choice to update than to not have any update available at all because of OEMS and carriers holding them up hoping you will just buy a new one of their phones. Oh wait, that sounds kinda like the "strong arming tactics" that you referred to with Apple. Hmm...strange...

4. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Um, its officially derailed. Why the hate on Google? What your really saying is, your a fan of features and skins instead of the GPE or Nexi route? So, whose fault is it other then the OEM and your choosing of phone? Unless you've a omap nexus user and can't understand what's been explained over n over. OEM features, or up to date OS, you chose already, and now claim faith? Though, your apps are all up to date, just not your GUI/features or OS version. On topic... Good for ifans, fixes an additional goodies are always kool.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31308; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

LMAO, dang dude you went hard with that one.

14. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Took the weasel room out, keep the rant down to a dull roar.☺

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31308; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

My wife's iPhone and iPad, and my iPhone and iPad are all rocking 7.1 sweetness. If she's happy, I'm happy.

13. palmguy

Posts: 983; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

OK. Make 2 size screens in 7 years, put one(well 1 and a half) phone out a year, and control the whole process(manufacturing & software); um updates should be at 100percent already.

17. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Except you have the option not to upgrade....do you even think?

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31308; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

They conveniently forget that.

20. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

Most trolls don't know how to think. Its not covered in their troll handbook. Maybe I need to get ahold of one of those handbooks, so ill possibly better understand the troll mentality of hating on something that they obviously don't have to use or even read about.

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