A massive 90 percent of iOS devices now run iOS 7

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iOS 8 is just around the corner and, if the iOS 7 figures are any indicator, it’s likely to find near-total adoption.

Apple just released the latest figures for its current-generation operating system, saying iOS 7 is running on a massive 90 percent of devices. iOS 6, meanwhile, stands at just 9 percent, while earlier versions of iOS represent a minuscule 2 percent combined. iOS 7 was launched 10 months ago in September 2013, making it the fastest-adopted mobile OS in history.

Measured by the App Store during a 7-day period, ending July 13, 2014.

Measured by the App Store during a seven-day period ending July 13, 2014.

Last time we reported on Apple’s official figures back in April, 87 percent of users were running iOS 7, while 11 percent ran iOS 7 and 2 percent ran earlier versions.

Needless to say, this makes Android’s official adoption figures look absolutely pathetic – with a March report putting adoption of KitKat, the latest version of Google’s mobile OS, at just 2.5 percent.

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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 Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems, And Create More and The Apple Revolution, both published by Penguin/Random House. His tech writing has also appeared in Wired, Fast Company, Techmeme, and other publications. He'd like you a lot if you followed him on Twitter.

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