78% Of iOS Devices Are Now Using iOS 7 [Report]


iOS 7 adoption is currently stealing 1 percentage point away from iOS 6 every week.

That’s according to Apple who have just updated their iOS adoption figures, presenting the data on its developers’ support page. Apple first reported iOS 7 numbers based on App Store usage on December 1, when 74 percent of users were on iOS 7, compared to 22 percent on iOS 6, and 4 percent on earlier versions.

That number currently stands at 78 percent — with iOS 6 falling to just 18 percent. The figure was taken from data measured by the App Store during a 7‑day period, ending December 29, 2013.

This is obviously great news for Apple, who have made a concerted effort to enure iOS 7 adoption since its September launch: even stipulating that all app submissions must be optimized for the OS by February 1, 2014.

It also demonstrates a massive contrast to Google — whose latest Android version KitKat is running on around 1.1 percent of all devices.


  • Paul Burt

    This is where Android will never win and iOS developers always will.

  • Paul Burt

    This is where Android will never win and iOS developers always will.

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Luke DormehlLuke Dormehl is a UK-based journalist and author, with a background working in documentary film for Channel 4 and the BBC. He is the author of The Apple Revolution, published by Random House, and is currently writing a book about algorithms for Random House/Penguin to be published in 2014. He also covers the digital humanities for Fast Company. He'd like you a lot if you followed him on Twitter.

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