Apple's App Store Usage Numbers Suggest 85% Adoption Rate for iOS 7

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    iOS 7 is now on 85% of devices connected to the App Store, according to new numbers posted on Apple's App Store developer support page. The numbers come five months after the operating system's original release, and just two weeks after the release iOS 7.1, which was the first major update to iOS 7 with added visual tweaks, CarPlay support, and Touch ID enhancements.

    The increasing adoption rate of iOS 7 has also led to a drop in iOS 6 usage, with the older operating system now installed on just 12 percent of devices. Three percent of devices also continue to use even older versions of iOS. In early December, iOS 7 usage was at 74 percent, jumping to 78 percent later in December and then to 80 percent in late January.

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

    Article Link: Apple's App Store Usage Numbers Suggest 85% Adoption Rate for iOS 7
  2. Guest


    Jan 22, 2014
    Earth's Core
    Compared to Android's in the 30's i would say thats pretty damn good :eek: ;)

  3. macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2008
  4. macrumors 65816


    Jun 24, 2010
    If only apple didn't botch iOS 7.1 by snubbing battery life.


    Staying on iOS 7.0.6 for the foreseeable future.

    Still much better adoption rates than Android will ever see.
  5. macrumors 6502


    Sep 20, 2013
    Lucky I have both the iPhone 5 and Retina iPad Mini then :p
  6. macrumors G5


    Nov 14, 2011
  7. macrumors 65816

    Aug 18, 2005
    It's not surprising considering any device capable of upgrading to ios7 has been warned of a major security flaw for not upgrading.
  8. macrumors regular

    Feb 19, 2010
    If they didn't make it so hard to go back that number would be lower. I would be using iOS6 for sure.
  9. macrumors 6502


    Jul 24, 2009
    Using 7.1 on multiple 5s' and not seeing odd battery drainage. Haven't really seen anything out of the ordinary since 6x.
  10. macrumors 65816

    Aug 28, 2013
    Great news. And remember only Apple can do this because they control both the hardware and software experience.
  11. macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2010
    Apple tree-Toronto
  12. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2012

    That MacRumors is so out of ideas they are publishing the weekly usage updates from the developer portal.

    On the bright side, iOS 7 continues to be a hit with users- Apple's most. Popular OS ever made. Its success continues to define the critics, most of whom have never created anything in their lives.
  13. macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2012
    My good'ol iPad 1 is part of that 3% :D

    And my 4S' battery life is so much better than it was on 7.0.6... That graph is bs.
  14. macrumors 601


    Mar 2, 2012
    It's called MacRumors not MacIdeas. And they just posted a couple of rumors earlier today pertaining to the iPhone.
  15. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2012
    This story isn't a rumor, it's a fact. So your attempt at pedantry fails miserably.
  16. macrumors 601


    Mar 2, 2012
    I never said this story was a rumor, I was just saying that the stories posted here aren't "Ideas". Macrumors can't just make up news.
  17. macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    Anecdotally, mine seems to be worse... on an iPhone 5 that comes out just fine in that chart. (In any case the differences in that chart are too small to affect my behavior. But what I experience is a bigger drop: one I can notice without timing it.) However, it was also poor for about 3 days at a stretch, on two occasions with 7.0.6. Each time, it suddenly resolved itself. So it wouldn't surprise me if my battery life returns to iOS 6 levels again, or if it's a "sometimes" problem that just comes and goes. I do feel like there's SOMETHING up with battery life in the various versions of iOS 7; maybe not all the time, but I'm not surprised to hear people talk about it. Graphs like that don't move me, but if you know your usage/habits and discover that your meter is unexpectedly low, you notice.

    Confirmation bias? Maybe—but I think it's probably a real issue. Luckily not severe enough to leave me drained to zero!
  18. macrumors 601


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
    That chart doesn't scream "botched" to me, I don't know where you are getting that from. For 3 out of the 7 devices, the battery life is the same or even better, and even the worst one is only off 9%, which is probably still far longer than your average non-Apple tablet in terms of size/weight vs. battery life. On average the 7.1 vs. 7.0 battery life only looks a few % difference either way, that's hardly a disaster.


    How are you coming to the conclusion that the SSL security flaw is responsible for iOS's high adoption rate? As noted in the article, iOS7 adoption was already 80% in late January, which was before the security flaw surfaced.
  19. east85, Mar 24, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2014

    macrumors 65816


    Jun 24, 2010
    10% battery loss on my iPad Mini is a disaster. It seems other devices went unscathed, battery life should be front and center for a mobile device and remain an inclusive priority for their line-up. If you've been paying attention to news coverage around the web on iOS 7.1 (even MacRumors covered it) it's apparent that battery life is still a problem for a number of users. Also look at the watermark, that's Ars Technica.

    7.0.6 is where I'm staying until this is polished, as it should have been. Not even touching on how the kernel has actually been made less secure.
  20. macrumors 65816


    Jun 13, 2013
    really you are gonna stay on 7.0.6 for a total of an extra 20 minutes of battery life that some chart tells you about? you are missing out on a very nice update.
  21. macrumors regular

    Feb 26, 2011
    that's amazing... esp. considering how many folks bi*ch about iOS7 in here...:eek:
  22. macrumors regular

    Jul 31, 2008
    Ahh... iOS7. The only time apple ever served up a bowl of steaming poo and called it ambrosia.
  23. macrumors regular

    Jan 30, 2009
    Weird my battery life on my Mini is actually improved, also it used to hang when it had to clear out it's limited memory space or when it switched from one game to another now it just doesn't hang anymore like it used to. Maybe I had a botched iOS 7.0 ;).
  24. macrumors G3


    Nov 29, 2011
    Boston, MA
    Not at all surprised here. Basically everyone who isn't purposely staying on 6.x has made the jump, and for good reason.

    As far as the android comparisons, I'm not sure I understand them. There are still handsets launching on versions as old as jellybean. These are the budget versions that retail for $25-100 per handset. The goal with those devices isn't to be up to date. It's to get an extremely affordable handset to the masses that need it. It's a completely different marketing structure than what Apple has.
  25. macrumors 68030


    Feb 25, 2014
    New Zealand
    Then you haven't tried 7.1 which greatly boosted my iPad 2's performance.

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