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.

Source: Apple

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25 responses to “A massive 90 percent of iOS devices now run iOS 7”

  1. ed lanum says:

    well when you cut off service to core functions like FaceTime what would one expect

    • FlavoredAir says:

      Each major version of the OS is supported for 3 years / device versions by Apple. You can use iOS 7 on an iPhone 4 if you so desire. The features you don’t get access to aren’t cut off because you have an older device – they’re not supported because the older device may not have the 1) Processing power to use it, or 2) Hardware-specific functionality to use it.

      Can’t say that for a great many Android devices. Especially when a large number of Android devices are software or hardware locked (by manufacturers and/or cellular providers) to one old version of Android.

      And honestly… Facetime isn’t a core function. You can still use the phone, send text messages, download apps, play music, watch movies, and take pictures without Facetime. Those are core apps.

    • Tallest Skil says:

      Come off it. The number of people who upgraded because of FaceTime can be counted on one hand.

  2. xared says:

    Why do all the %s add up to 101 ?!

  3. Grunt_at_the_Point says:

    Why is this a big deal? Who wouldn’t upgrade to the latest version. The reason most of us purchased Apple devices is for the software.

    • Mark Langston says:

      Not too hard to believe that there are millions of people who don’t even know how to upgrade their iPhone. Likely lots of grandparents who barely know how to turn the thing on let alone how to upgrade.

    • xared says:

      People on devices which are supported by iOS 7?

      iPad 1, iPhone 3G/3GS, iPod Touch 1/2/3/4 gen.

  4. Grayson Williams says:

    I’d like to see what the market share distribution of devices is, i.e. what percentage of people are on a 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, 4, etc.

  5. Joshua Mark Voss says:

    I’m glad my 5 is still on 6.0.2. Only way I’ll upgrade whatsoever is when I buy a new iPhone.

  6. digitaldumdum says:

    “A massive 90 percent of iOS devices now run iOS 7”

    An even more massive, in fact 100-percent of iOS devices in my house still run on iOS 6.1.2. My iPhone 5 and iPad Mini hum right along with a better looking interface, great battery life and a lot of extra usefulness thanks to being jailbroken. Still, I admit I’m really looking forward to iOS 8. Despite not giving us enough native usefulness (at least not yet), big kudos to Apple for making an operating system so good that users feel good about updating in large numbers.

  7. Grunt_at_the_Point says:

    The whole purpose of the article is to take a shot at Android. There is no need to keep pounding away at IOS lopsided adoption rate. We all know or should know of the fragmentation that exists in the Android community whereas with IOS Apple controls everything from devices, software and release dates. Apple is better in every respect. There is no need to keep reminding us.

    Android has a place in the marketplace. Without Android there would be no competition. Competition is the backbone of capitalism. In fact, competition spurs innovation. Instead of belittling Android we, as Apple/Mac/IOS users, should encourage Android to keep moving forward.

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