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Old Jan 27, 2014, 12:29 PM   #1
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Apple's App Store Usage Numbers Put iOS 7 Adoption at 80%




Following approximately four-and-a-half months of availability, iOS 7 is now installed on 80 percent of devices connected to the App Store, according to the newest numbers posted on Apple's App Store support page for developers.

As iOS 7 adoption numbers grow, iOS 6 usage continues to drop, and the older operating system is now installed on just 17 percent of devices. Three percent of devices also continue use even older versions of iOS.

In early December, iOS 7 usage was at 74 percent, jumping to 78 percent later in December, while iOS 6 usage first declined to 22 percent and then to 18 percent.

Apple's data, which comes directly from the App Store, represents the most accurate iOS 7 adoption information for developers.

Article Link: Apple's App Store Usage Numbers Put iOS 7 Adoption at 80%
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Old Jan 27, 2014, 12:31 PM   #2
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Old Jan 27, 2014, 12:31 PM   #3
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I know some of those 17%ers
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Old Jan 27, 2014, 12:32 PM   #4
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I really like iOS 7, as soon as 7.1 hits I think it'll be a fantastic mobile OS.
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Old Jan 27, 2014, 12:33 PM   #5
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My iPad 1 is still on 5.11. And since it can't be updated it will continue to 'drag down' this statistic "forever" : )
Would be interesting to see a version of the chart "minus non iOS7 capable devices".
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Old Jan 27, 2014, 12:39 PM   #6
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my ipad two is on 6 and shall remain there at least until 7.1, if not permanently. I despise the iOS 7 asthetic, but the functionality advantages are so undeniable that I upgraded my phone right away. I see less of a functionality advantage and more of a speed hit on the ipad.
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Old Jan 27, 2014, 12:40 PM   #7
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I just wonder how many people are actually happy with their upgrade. Anyone I've met who likes it can never give me specifics, which makes me think they either don't use their devices much, or ignore the inconveniences and horrible look of the OS in general.
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Old Jan 27, 2014, 12:52 PM   #8
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I just wonder how many people are actually happy with their upgrade. Anyone I've met who likes it can never give me specifics, which makes me think they either don't use their devices much, or ignore the inconveniences and horrible look of the OS in general.
It's only your opinion that it looks horrible. I personally love the new look!
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Old Jan 27, 2014, 12:58 PM   #9
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The numbers don't say how many wish they never did.

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It's only your opinion that it looks horrible. I personally love the new look!
I agree the colors are awful. I'm glad they will be toning them done on the next release.
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Old Jan 27, 2014, 01:10 PM   #10
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But I like what someone on twitter said. They see the constant chaning of iOS as uncertainty and that they might not have a direction of where they are going with iOS 7. While I'm sure they have an end goal, they seem pretty scattered in its implementation.
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Old Jan 27, 2014, 01:12 PM   #11
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Android is improving as well. "KitKat" is already as its high point at 1.9% after 2 months.
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Old Jan 27, 2014, 01:25 PM   #12
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I'm one of the 17% with an iPhone 5. I'm waiting for 7.1, too many bugs and slow animations on 7.0.x. I hope it will be relased soon..
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Old Jan 27, 2014, 01:28 PM   #13
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Android is improving as well. "KitKat" is already as its high point at 1.9% after 2 months.
What does this have to do with iOS adoption rates? Did you just want to use any post you can find to have a dig at Android?
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Old Jan 27, 2014, 01:46 PM   #14
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...as representive as the stock market

If people were able to downgrade, these numbers could actually represent something !
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Old Jan 27, 2014, 01:59 PM   #15
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If people were able to downgrade, these numbers could actually represent something !
Still not a huge fan of the scheme but I actually quite like iOS 7 now. Setting the increase contrast makes a big difference to the look, I hated all the colours before.
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Old Jan 27, 2014, 01:59 PM   #16
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Me too! My father is still happy using his iPhone 3GS running some ancient version (ancient = anything before iOS 7 ). I also have a friend that has an iPad 1 running another ancient version. I suspect that we are getting close to the point that until the older devices are shut down and replaced we will continue to have a small percentage of non iOS 7 in the stats. In other words, I suspect that anything above 80% is a device being replaced.
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Old Jan 27, 2014, 02:18 PM   #17
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It's only your opinion that it looks horrible. I personally love the new look!
It is also your opinion that it looks good. I personally STILL hated the new look.

But again, we are all entitled to our opinions.
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Old Jan 27, 2014, 02:27 PM   #18
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Duh. If they force you to "upgrade" in order to restore a device.
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Old Jan 27, 2014, 02:32 PM   #19
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Numbers like this are a complete joke.

My ipod touch 2nd gen gets used every single day. Apple intentionally cut off support at version 4. Since it can no longer update or download apps etc, it "disappears" off the charts, and doesn't get counted in the 20%.

There are millions, if not tens of millions of devices like this, massively under-representing the "not 7" models in use.
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Old Jan 27, 2014, 02:48 PM   #20
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I just wonder how many people are actually happy with their upgrade. Anyone I've met who likes it can never give me specifics, which makes me think they either don't use their devices much, or ignore the inconveniences and horrible look of the OS in general.
Did you ever consider that that is just your opinion. Oh no, you can definitively say that people don't understand why they are happy with the upgrade because you think there are inconveniences and a "horrible look."

Whereas on the flip side, MY opinion is that I experience no more inconveniences than previous versions, and that the new design is thoughtfully well-designed and progressive (which leads to divisiveness, as anything radically new does).
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Old Jan 27, 2014, 03:04 PM   #21
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Numbers like this are a complete joke.

My ipod touch 2nd gen gets used every single day. Apple intentionally cut off support at version 4. Since it can no longer update or download apps etc, it "disappears" off the charts, and doesn't get counted in the 20%.

There are millions, if not tens of millions of devices like this, massively under-representing the "not 7" models in use.
1) Android measures their adoption rate the same way.
2) You are massively over-valuing the number of devices stuck on iOS4. They are probably fractions of a percent of all iOS devices sold.
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Old Jan 27, 2014, 03:24 PM   #22
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I just wonder how many people are actually happy with their upgrade. Anyone I've met who likes it can never give me specifics, which makes me think they either don't use their devices much, or ignore the inconveniences and horrible look of the OS in general.
I like iOS 7 and will give reasons. I really like the white clean, flat feel after years of felt, stitching and wood that made the phone feel over busy and fussy. Functions are now far easier to access including the addition of Control Centre.

The thing I like the most however is the colour palette. vibrant, bright and modern. You don't like it and that's fine but do not denounce it for everyone. I like it and am enjoying it. iOS 8 I hope takes on a white black and orange theme. that would look nice. but again personal opinion.
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Old Jan 27, 2014, 03:34 PM   #23
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Only 4.5 months, seems like we've had a life time of moaning about ios7
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Old Jan 27, 2014, 03:46 PM   #24
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This would mean something if you could downgrade.
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Old Jan 27, 2014, 04:52 PM   #25
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very happy with my upgrade on 4S and even happier with it on my new 5S. No looking back.
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