iOS 7.1 adoption at 5.9% in North America 24 hours after release

iOS 7.1 adoption at 5.9% in North America 24 hours after release
A lot of the talk about Apple's iOS updates focuses on the adoption rate of the iPhone and iPad ecosystem. Of course, when the talk comes directly from Apple, you'll usually only hear about the adoption stats for major version updates, and less about incremental updates. Luckily, Chitika keeps an eye on those incremental updates and has the adoption stats on iOS 7.1 for the 24 hours after its release.

The ad impression data shows that in North America in its first day of release, iOS 7.1 has made it out to about 5.9% of iPhones and iPads. Chitika says that this adoption rate is very similar to the iOS 7.0.6 update that pushed out last month. If that holds true, it is hard to say whether the majority of the iOS ecosystem will get the various security fixes, bug fixes, and performance updates available in iOS 7.1.

As we have covered before, iOS users are fantastic when it comes to updating to a new major version of software, but incremental updates are a much different story. Last time we checked, almost two months after the release of iOS 7.0.3, a bit over half of iOS devices had been updated to that incremental bump, and around 13% hadn't bothered with any incremental updates. So, it's hard to say yet what this adoption rate means for iOS 7.1. 

source: Chitika

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