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Old Feb 26, 2014, 03:34 PM   #1
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iOS 7.0.6 Usage Tops 25% Four Days After Emergency Fix for SSL Issue




Apple on Friday released iOS 7.0.6, fixing a then unknown SSL verification bug that turned out to be a glaring security issue that also affected OS X 10.9.

Following the extensive amount of media coverage on the SSL vulnerability that left users open to having sensitive information like login credentials and passwords stolen, iOS users exposed to the news rushed to upgrade their devices.

On Sunday, iOS 7.0.6 adoption was at 13.3 percent, according to analytics firm Chitika. Yesterday, four days after iOS 7.0.6's release and following a slew of stories that were released over the past few days, iOS 7.0.6 adoption rates have climbed to a total of 25.9 percent, based on ad impressions from tens of millions of iOS-based devices in the U.S. and Canada.

The security update for iOS 7.0.6 appears to be propagating to iOS 7 users much more quickly than a similar 2012 iOS 5.1.1 update that also included a notable security fix. iOS 5.1.1 was installed on just 12 percent of devices after the first week, indicating iOS 7.0.6 adoption is roughly twice as fast.

MacRumors readers have been particularly quick to upgrade to iOS 7.0.6 in order to patch the SSL vulnerability. According to our data, 61.1 percent of iOS visitors to the main site were running iOS 7.0.6 as of yesterday, while 43.6 percent of forum users had updated to iOS 7.0.6.

iOS 7 users who have not yet upgraded should do so immediately in order to keep their devices and data secure. Apple yesterday released a 10.9.2 update for OS X Mavericks that patches the vulnerability on desktops, which Mavericks users should also download as soon as possible.

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Old Feb 26, 2014, 03:35 PM   #2
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Is that really a surprise considering iOS 7.0.6 fixed a major bug?
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Old Feb 26, 2014, 03:36 PM   #3
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Why do I need at least 1.2 GB of storage for a 35.4 MB over-the-air update?
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Old Feb 26, 2014, 03:37 PM   #4
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Is that really a surprise considering iOS 7.0.6 fixed a major bug?
Depends on the context. If you only consider iOS releases, it's not that big of a surprise. Compared to the competition, it's amazing.
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Old Feb 26, 2014, 03:38 PM   #5
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hope this isnt supposed to be a bragging point
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Old Feb 26, 2014, 03:38 PM   #6
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Depends on the context. If you only consider iOS releases, it's not that big of a surprise. Compared to the competition, it's amazing.
Very true on both counts there.
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Old Feb 26, 2014, 03:40 PM   #7
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Similar story about 10.9.2 in 4 days?
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Old Feb 26, 2014, 03:41 PM   #8
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So what's next in iOS 8? iOS update like Windows update?
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Old Feb 26, 2014, 03:44 PM   #9
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hope this isnt supposed to be a bragging point
Well, you won't hear of Apple themselves issuing this press release.

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Is that really a surprise considering iOS 7.0.6 fixed a major bug?
Considering the competition - the number of android users running the latest (kitkat) is in the low single-digit percentage, it is a pretty amazing number to me!
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Big deal. If Android had any malware or security problems, 25% of Android users would have the fix in 4 days too
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Old Feb 26, 2014, 03:46 PM   #11
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Considering the competition - the number of android users running the latest (kitkat) is in the low single-digit percentage, it is a pretty amazing number to me!
Yes, compared to the competition, that is very impressive.
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And if I could keep my jailbreak, I'd have upgraded too.

Alas, I'd rather not and take my chances.
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Old Feb 26, 2014, 03:49 PM   #13
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Why do I need at least 1.2 GB of storage for a 35.4 MB over-the-air update?
Because it needs space to move folders, system files, save settings, etc. so it can apply the update.
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Still a big number of people refusing to upgrade from iOS6 to iOS7
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Old Feb 26, 2014, 03:53 PM   #15
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Because iOS 7 still have lots of bugs, any updates available people would jump at it.
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I wonder about those users who have iOS 7.1 beta, there still affected.
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Don't you think it's a lot more likely that the increased adoption rate for this year compared to last year has more to do with automatic updates and badge reminders in iOS 7 as opposed to an increased sense of urgency by the common user?

The vast majority of users are completely unaware of security risks, compatibility issues, etc., that we all get a kick reading about.
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Still a big number of people refusing to upgrade from iOS6 to iOS7
Not sure what you are looking at. I see only 13% still on iOS6. Some of them can't upgrade, so the people "refusing to upgrade" are probably in the single digits.
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Still a big number of people refusing to upgrade from iOS6 to iOS7
According to Apple's developer portal 15% of devices are running iOS 6. Is that really a high number, considering it includes devices not Apple to run iOS 7?
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Don't you think it's a lot more likely that the increased adoption rate for this year compared to last year has more to do with automatic updates and badge reminders in iOS 7 as opposed to an increased sense of urgency by the common user?

The vast majority of users are completely unaware of security risks, compatibility issues, etc., that we all get a kick reading about.
There were automatic updates and badge reminders in iOS 5.
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And if I could keep my jailbreak, I'd have upgraded too.

Alas, I'd rather not and take my chances.
You can, Evasi0n has been updated to support 7.0.6. I'm running a jailbroken 7.0.6 on my iPad, iPhone, and my kids iPod.
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Still a big number of people refusing to upgrade from iOS6 to iOS7
Whats the source of your information?
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Just need to release 7.1 to fix many stability issues (a lot of 64-bit issues) and that nasty SSL bug.
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Just need to release 7.1 to fix many stability issues (a lot of 64-bit issues) and that nasty SSL bug.
7.0.6 fixed that bug?
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