A Massive 87% Of Users Are Running iOS 7

Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

A massive 87% of iOS users are currently running some version of iOS 7 — according to the latest numbers revealed on Apple’s developer site.

Refreshing its iOS usage numbers on Monday, Apple measured usage of its most recent mobile OS for a seven‑day period ending April 6, 2014.

The figure is up from 85% at the end of March, and 83% one month ago, when Apple introduced iOS 7.1. This update added several new features such as CarPlay, and also tweaked iTunes Radio, the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and Siri.

iOS 7 adoption as measured by the App Store during a 7‑day period ending April 6, 2014.

iOS 7 adoption as measured by the App Store during a 7‑day period ending April 6, 2014.

After iOS 7, Apple’s latest figures indicate that 11% of active users run iOS 6, while 2% run earlier versions of the mobile operating system.The figures confirm what most fans already know: how far Apple is above other more fragmented companies when it comes to adoption of its newest software.

Although iOS 7 adoption rates will eventually slow down, at the present uptake iOS 7 will have almost total adoption by August.

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