Apple's App Store Usage Numbers Put iOS 7 Adoption at 80%

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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%
  2. macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2008
    If only iOS 6 activation server was still up...:rolleyes:
  3. Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
  4. macrumors regular

    Jul 15, 2009
    Dublin, Ireland
    I really like iOS 7, as soon as 7.1 hits I think it'll be a fantastic mobile OS.
  5. macrumors 65816


    Jan 8, 2008
    Up north
    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".
  6. macrumors G3


    Mar 20, 2003
    San Francisco
    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.
  7. macrumors member

    Nov 11, 2013
    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.
  8. macrumors 68000


    Apr 15, 2012
    United Kingdom
    It's only your opinion that it looks horrible. I personally love the new look!
  9. macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2009
    The numbers don't say how many wish they never did.

    I wish I could go back. This is the buggiest release yet.

    My IMAP email is still broken :(


    I agree the colors are awful. I'm glad they will be toning them done on the next release.
  10. macrumors 68000


    Oct 26, 2011
    Alpha Centauri A
    Probably cause of that jailbreak :p

    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.
  11. macrumors 6502


    Feb 8, 2013
    New York
    Android is improving as well. "KitKat" is already as its high point at 1.9% after 2 months.
  12. macrumors member

    Feb 13, 2011
    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..
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2011
    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?
  14. macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2014
    #14 representive as the stock market

    If people were able to downgrade, these numbers could actually represent something !
  15. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2011
    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.
  16. macrumors 68020

    Cuban Missles

    Dec 6, 2012
    My heart is in Camagüey, the rest in the USA
    Me too! My father is still happy using his iPhone 3GS running some ancient version (ancient = anything before iOS 7 :D). 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.
  17. B4U
    macrumors 6502a


    Oct 11, 2012
    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.
  18. macrumors G4

    May 10, 2004
    Duh. If they force you to "upgrade" in order to restore a device.
  19. macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2014
    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.
  20. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 6, 2008
    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).
  21. macrumors 604


    Jan 24, 2008
    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.
  22. macrumors 6502a


    Aug 30, 2013
    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.
  23. macrumors 68020


    May 25, 2007
    Birmingham, UK
    Only 4.5 months, seems like we've had a life time of moaning about ios7
  24. macrumors 601


    Dec 8, 2011
    East Central Florida
    This would mean something if you could downgrade.
  25. macrumors 6502


    May 4, 2004
    very happy with my upgrade on 4S and even happier with it on my new 5S. No looking back.

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