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



1. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

2. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

LOL! Just like I said in another post today. Before this info came out. More people are already using ios 7.1 that kit kat after less than 24 hours. This is a shame. Hey android fanboys, break me off a piece of that kit Kat bar.....if you have it lol! To hell with a widget or being able to change a theme when I can't even get a software update on a phone that's less than a year old. Iphone 4 owners rocking damn near 5 year old phones got the new joint already.

4. Paximos

Posts: 283; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups

5. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Android Jelly Bean and Ice Cream Sandwich are still better than some inconsequential iOS 7.1.

6. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

iPhone 4 was released in September 2010, so it's only three and a half years old. Someone needs to go back and study first grade math all over again... Anyways, ask yourself this - does the iPhone 4 have all the features of iOS 7? The OG Galaxy S is capable of running 4.4.2 and has all the features of KK that aren't exclusive to the Nexus 5.

7. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

My bad. Actually, it came out in June, so almost 4 years old. iPhones didn't start coming out in September until the 4s in late 2011. To answer your question, current android phones can't run 4.4.2 lol! Why you think they LAAGGGG!! And that's if it can get the update. It's a damn shame that a phone has all of those cores and still lags.

8. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Note 3, Moto X, HTC One, Z2, S5, S4 and Moto Droids all run 4.4.2 with absolutely no problem. Your trolling skills are really bad. You should take notes from a few users on this site.

10. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

That was the politest I've saw someone tell another that their trolling skills were noob, an seek guidance close by lol. Well done +1

11. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

I guess his Troll-Fu is sub par in hindsight.

3. twagn

Posts: 16; Member since: Jan 02, 2014

This update has made the most difference for my iPhone 5s.

13. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Not being sarcastic, how has it made a difference for your 5S? My 5S runs smooth and problem-free, so I'm being a little more cautious, after what happened to my Verizon Moto X with the 4.4.2 update. Thank you.

9. express77 unregistered

this is the place where apple deserves credit but for me still it is no to ios. it is too restricted and i cant stand that. if no restrictions, it had all the things that i wanted.

12. Sauce unregistered


14. pixel8or

Posts: 84; Member since: Jun 10, 2010

The only reason it was the fastest adopted was because of the hope that it would fix ANYTHING from iOS 7.0.x. Certainly it couldn't get worse, right?? :)

15. Shinydesert

Posts: 62; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Wish I could re-install previous versions of iOS 7.1. My iPhone 5 is having the worst battery drain ever, even after setting it up as new. DO NOT UPDATE!!!

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