Multiple Data Sources Suggesting iOS 7 Adoption Rates Well Ahead of iOS 6

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    36 percent of active iOS devices are already using iOS 7 according to information published by Mixpanel, a mobile analytics firm.

    Apple has frequently touted the rapid adoption of new operating system upgrades as a significant strength of its mobile operating system, ensuring that developers who adopt new APIs and features like iCloud or Passbook will see a large market for their wares.

    For comparison, ad network Chitika currently estimates iOS 7 adoption at just 18 percent, showing the serious variances in estimating iOS upgrade patterns. After the iOS 6 launch, Chitika estimated iOS 6 adoption at 15 percent 24 hours after release. iOS 5 took five days to reach 20 percent adoption.

    iOS 5 added over-the-air updates, allowing customers to upgrade their iOS operating system without needing to plug it into a computer first. This means iOS 6 and iOS 7 upgrades were easier to perform than the jump from iOS 4 to iOS 5.

    For one more data point, 44% of visits from iOS devices to MacRumors yesterday were from devices running iOS 7.

    Article Link: Multiple Data Sources Suggesting iOS 7 Adoption Rates Well Ahead of iOS 6
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 26, 2005
    Will the issue with less battery life in iOS 7 become a bigger problem for folks? I wonder if people will claim the phone (especially the iPhone 5) isn't lasting the amount of time that was advertised when they originally purchased it. On one hand one could say 'it's your fault you got the new iOS', on the other hand people could say that a new Apple iOS shouldn't substantially decrease the battery life from what was originally advertised for their product.
  3. AngerDanger, Sep 19, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2013

    macrumors 68020


    Dec 9, 2008
    Note to companies: adding features increases adoption rate.

    Or because I've seen a lot of those lately. ;)
  4. Some guy, Sep 19, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2013

    macrumors member

    Apr 12, 2013
    I wouldn't be surprised if a large number of those people would revert back to iOS 6. iOS 7 feels rushed, it's great in some ways, but horrible in other ways.

    Edit: Some people don't agree with my comment. I'll make a thread about the flaws in iOS 7's design some day - just for you!
  5. macrumors regular


    Dec 24, 2011
    I haven't noticed anything. As weird as it sounds, it feels like my phone's battery has improved day by day. Almost as if iOS 7 has built in battery management, that adapts to your usage and location patterns. Try doing a clean restore.
  6. nick_elt, Sep 19, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2013

    macrumors 68000


    Oct 28, 2011
    I would update if i was assured of at least the same performance of 6.0, ill hold off for now thanks
  7. macrumors regular


    Dec 24, 2011
    It's crazy to see the scale of software updates these days. Hundreds of millions of users across the planet upgraded in the past 18 hours...
  8. macrumors 68000


    Mar 7, 2012
    Wow, that's quite fast. Probably got to do with the OS new look.
  9. macrumors 6502

    Oct 28, 2008
    Such as?
    (Be specific. Why make this statement with absolutely no points)
  10. macrumors regular

    Oct 5, 2011
  11. macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2011
    At the alternatives section.
    its not surprising.

    many people hesitated to move to iOS 6 due to the apple Maps fiasco.
  12. macrumors 65816


    Apr 27, 2010
    Provo, UT
    Proposal: Let's change the name of this site to MacBitchers because it seems like that's all that 90% of the posters can do anymore.
  13. macrumors 601


    Oct 1, 2010
  14. macrumors 6502

    Jul 29, 2010
    Enjoy your outdated iOS 6 :D
  15. macrumors 68000


    May 28, 2008
    Now fix that NTLM authentication error and all will be well.
  16. macrumors 6502

    Jul 29, 2010
    You'd have to be a fool to get it :p

  17. macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2002
    That's just amazing, the scale and speed.

    I noticed my iPhone was pestering me this morning with a request to update to 7 (I'll wait till a point release or two come out - played with 7 on my iPad yesterday).

    As others have pointed out internet traffic yesterday was double the normal amount...

    Excellent point, there's alot more non-negative buzz around this update.
  18. macrumors 68000


    Oct 26, 2011
    Alpha Centauri A
    More people are on iOS 7 after 1 day than people are on the latest android since its release.
  19. macrumors 68030


    Nov 23, 2011
    If anything, I thought iOS 6 felt rushed, and pretty much everybody had the same view when iOS 6 was released. If you really remember back, people have been having the same complaints over and over. It's just that with a new UI, such a stark difference makes people's complaints more noticeable.

    In my humble opinion, iOS 7 is the most polished mobile OS Apple have ever released. It sings on a retina display, and dropping 3GS support has really enabled them to make something that looks really forward thinking.

    Please feel free to archive this comment -- but go forward a year or two from now, very few who use iOS 7 would go back to iOS 6 without shaking their head.
  20. macrumors 6502a


    Oct 18, 2011
    Maybe this will make apple do 6 month upgrades on iOS. (not saying thats good or bad)
  21. macrumors 68030


    Oct 19, 2010
    Buffalo, NY
  22. macrumors regular

    Nov 22, 2012
    Me neither .. In fact my ipad mini's battery is actually better and my wife's Iphone 5 is a tad better .. Even the mail app seems to be downloading emails faster. In iOS 6 , one very annoying message saying the email hasn't been downloaded from the server occurred to almost every email .. Im continually impressed with iOS 7 right now and airdrop is to die for .. One thing I would say is that it seems a little sluggish on my iPad mini .. Hoping for a fix :)
  23. macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2011
    After a week of using iOS 7, I've just downgraded to 6.1.4 (fortunately Apple still signs it, I thought I was already out of time).
    I like a lot of things about iOS 7, I really do... but somehow, I don't know why, something's missing... the pleasent, cozy, relaxing feel that I always loved about Apple products. I really miss this feeling, and now that I downgraded, it felt like entering my old beloved home. I'm not saying that I am going to stick with it forever. But right now I might hold off for at least another few iOS 7 updates, to see if anything changes.
  24. macrumors G5


    Nov 14, 2011
    Or MacWhiners. That would work too. :D
  25. macrumors 601

    Dec 18, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    I haven't experienced less battery life. It seems to be a tad better actually. I was at 100% before leaving home this morning and now I'm at 58% mid day.

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