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Apple's iOS 7 now accounts for 52 percent of iOS Web share one week after launch

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The newest version of iOS is off to a roaring start, with iOS 7 now accounting for more than half of iOS Web traffic across North America, according to one study.



Fifty-one percent of traffic from devices running iOS in the United States and Canada now come from iOS 7 iPhones, iPads, and iPods, according to the latest figures from Chitika's online advertising network. That is a leap of 20 percentage points in the five days since the firm's last report.

Prior to the launch of iOS 7 last week, beta builds of the new operating system accounted for less than one percent of North American distribution on iPhones. Since its release, though, iOS users have readily installed the update, helped along at times by encouragement from police, who tout the update's strengthened security features.

Just 24 hours after iOS 7 launched, Chitika measured North American installs at just over 18 percent of the base market. Within another 24 hours, that estimate had climbed to 32 percent.

Install growth for the new operating system has outpaced that of its predecessor, iOS 6, which took about three days to pass the 30 percent mark. By February of this year, that figure had grown to 83 percent.

Apple's latest iOS can run on iPhones all the way back to the three-year-old iPhone 4, though neither that device nor the two-year-old iPhone 4S support all of the platform's new features. It also runs on the fifth-generation iPod touch and on iPads back to the iPad 2.

Chitika's findings are in keeping with the prediction Apple made earlier in September when revealing the new iPhone 5c and 5s. Touting the approaching 700 million mark for the total number of iOS devices sold worldwide, Apple CEO Tim Cook noted that iOS 7 would become the most popular operating system in the world "virtually overnight."
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"Apple's latest iOS can run on iPhones all the way back to the three-year-old iPhone 4, though neither that device nor the two-year-old iPhone 4S support all of the platform's new features. It also runs on the fifth-generation iPod touch and on iPads back to the iPad 2."

 

Dangit...no wonder I am having trouble installing on my iPad 1 and original iPhone. I can't believe Apple has dropped support for these devices...the original iPad only came out three years ago, and Apple no longer supports it. And they sold a boatload of those original iPads, too! I imagine most people have newer iPhones now, but many still have the original iPad. 

 

I think there is a bit of humor in this statement...ALL THE WAY BACK to the iPhone 4....it feels like the thing just came out. 

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And Fandroids with their 3-4 year old OS and fragmented OS deliveries are all crying out "But...but...but...."
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Is Android 2.2 (and ABOVE) even on 50% of devices? :lol: 


EDIT: Yep. :p

 

iOS 7 is a week old. 2.3, Gingerbread, from December 2010, doesn’t have 50% of the market yet.


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Sadly, the Ipod 4 doesn't so i am going to have an upgrade on Christmas.
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"Apple's latest iOS can run on iPhones all the way back to the three-year-old iPhone 4, though neither that device nor the two-year-old iPhone 4S support all of the platform's new features. It also runs on the fifth-generation iPod touch and on iPads back to the iPad 2."

 

Dangit...no wonder I am having trouble installing on my iPad 1 and original iPhone. I can't believe Apple has dropped support for these devices...the original iPad only came out three years ago, and Apple no longer supports it. And they sold a boatload of those original iPads, too! I imagine most people have newer iPhones now, but many still have the original iPad. 

 

I think there is a bit of humor in this statement...ALL THE WAY BACK to the iPhone 4....it feels like the thing just came out. 

 

Apple supports the iPad 1. You can get apps for it, customer service, and Genius help. You can use it with the latest Macs and iTunes, and you can restore to the highest OS level it supports.

 

But it doesn't have the performance needed for iOS 7. Nothing Apple could do would change that. Your iPad still does more than it did when you bought it, but there are practical limits. Enjoy what it has always done and keeps on doing! It's still a great machine for a lot of things.

 

It's tempting to wish that Apple hadn't advanced their software so quickly--and then we'd ALL miss out on the same things you're missing now. But that really wouldn't help you, if you think about it.

 

I feel your pain--I've been in that boat, and everyone with today's brand-new devices of any kind will one day be in that boat too! But 3 years really is a long time in the tech world. You expect your device to still run (and it does) but to keep getting the latest features? Just be glad you don't have Android, where many devices stop getting updates in mere months! Before they're even out of warranty... or before their contract is even up!

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Apple is going to have amazing holiday sale numbers.
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And Fandroids with their 3-4 year old OS and fragmented OS deliveries are all crying out "But...but...but...."

 

If one thing Apple got right was to give carriers the middle finger and control their own devices.  AT&T users are still stuck with with Android 4.1 for their HTC One devices because of their carrier has yet to deploy any updates.

 

It will be interesting to see how the CyanogenMod installer will work via Google Play.

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Funny, according to sites like MacRumors and The Verge we're supposed to believe iOS 7 sucks and is like the worst OS ever yet the adoption rates keep climbing. Mixpanel has iOS 7 at over 60%. At this point you can't really say people don't know what they're upgrading to. There's been a ton of iOS 7 discussion on the web, twitter, Facebook, local news etc.
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Funny, according to sites like MacRumors and The Verge we're supposed to believe iOS 7 sucks and is like the worst OS ever yet the adoption rates keep climbing. Mixpanel has iOS 7 at over 60%. At this point you can't really say people don't know what they're upgrading to. There's been a ton of iOS 7 discussion on the web, twitter, Facebook, local news etc.

 

I'm sure Apple expected to hear from the "I don't like change" crowd. Give it a week or so. The loud mouths are already quieting down on the Apple discussions forums. They wore themselves out screaming at the top of their lungs. The drama queen tantrums and tears are quite amusing, also the threats to buy Samsung. They just had to get their "iOS 7 sucks" ranting off their chests. 

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I was planning to wait a couple weeks before downloading IOS7, but it seems Apple pushed the download to both my iPad 3 and iPhone 5 while they were plugged in recharging. I did not know they did things like that. Guess I might as well install it.
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There are some things I don't like about iOS7, but I have helped my friends and family do the upgrade. Dude! Surf's up!
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Damn that's fast. I guess I better upgrade soon.
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In related news, journalists/pundits/critics/analysts point out that "Over 47% of iOS devices not running iOS 7. We recommend that you SELL your APPL stock based on this unfortunate development."
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In related news, journalists/pundits/critics/analysts point out that "Over 47% of iOS devices not running iOS 7. We recommend that you SELL your APPL stock based on this unfortunate development."

Or Say something stupid like "Imagine if they gave it away, 15% more users would Have upgraded"
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iOS 7 is beautiful.

I was just pausing today to look at my home screen and I couldn't be more happy with the upgrade.

(Background courtesy of a MR member)

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What I find strange about that graph is how the spikes and dips for iOS6 and iOS7 almost seem to match over the 7 days even though the data is a year apart.

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Dangit...no wonder I am having trouble installing on my iPad 1 and original iPhone. I can't believe Apple has dropped support for these devices...the original iPad only came out three years ago, and Apple no longer supports it.

By buying Apple products, you still have working products. Would you rather have a cheap Android that barely made it through the warranty period or a old iPhone that still functions long after the manufacturer stopped upgrading it for free?
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Hi folks. I have updated to IOS 7 on an iPad 3 and it works great. My wife updated her iPhone 4s and it seems good too. What experience have you had on an iPhone 4? Does it slow things down at all? I haven't made the change yet until I know things operate pretty well. Thanks.

It's my understanding that the new iOS7 slows the 4 and 4s down about the same, so if the 4s is acceptable, then the 4 will be acceptable too.
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And after 15 months of availability Jelly Bean is still only at 36% - only 6% above Gingerbread which was released in November 2010... (http://developer.android.com/about/dashboards/index.html) - this is why Apple fought so hard to control the software distribution for the iPhone so carriers couldn't just abandon update support for a handset when they get bored or it is too much effort. 

 

It is a massive plus point for both users and developers too as customers know they can get the latest iOS for at least 3 years (even if performance on older hardware can sometimes be less than ideal - I'm looking at you iOS 4 on the iPhone 3G!) and this then means developers know that they can update their apps to take advantage of new APIs and code for the latest iOS release without risking leaving lots of customers unable to run their app.

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I was planning to wait a couple weeks before downloading IOS7, but it seems Apple pushed the download to both my iPad 3 and iPhone 5 while they were plugged in recharging. I did not know they did things like that. Guess I might as well install it.

The iOS7 upgrade is either installed on a device or it's not. Apple doesn't push a copy to the iDevices and have it sit their until you want to install it or not. What Apple does do it push a notification to your devices letting you know an upgrade is available by putting a badge on the "Settings" app.
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Dangit...no wonder I am having trouble installing on my iPad 1 and original iPhone. I can't believe Apple has dropped support for these devices...the original iPad only came out three years ago, and Apple no longer supports it. And they sold a boatload of those original iPads, too! I imagine most people have newer iPhones now, but many still have the original iPad.

 

 

I noticed the response time on my iPad 2 is a tad slower since upgrading to iOS 7.  I can't imagine iOS 7 running well on the original iPad.

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And after 15 months of 
availability Jelly Bean is still only at 36% - only 6% above Gingerbread which was released in November 2010... (
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his is why Apple fought so hard to control the software distribution for the iPhone so carriers couldn't just abandon update support for a handset when they get bored or it is too much effort. 

It is a massive plus point for both users and developers too as customers know they can get the latest iOS for at least 3 years (even if performance on older hardware can sometimes be less than ideal - I'm looking at you iOS 4 on the iPhone 3G!) and this then means developers know that they can update their apps to take advantage of new APIs and code for the latest iOS release without risking leaving lots of customers unable to run their app.

Good points... Now contrast that with Microsoft, who normally charges for OS upgrades, and didn't even provide for a Windows Phone 7 upgrade to WinMo 8 for customers who bought their Nokia Win 7 phones a month or so before WinMo 8 came out. Pretty sad.

With Android, many phones are sold with previous Android OS baked into them. They come, new and outdated.

Life is so sweet in AppleLand...!
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What I find strange about that graph is how the spikes and dips for iOS6 and iOS7 almost seem to match over the 7 days even though the data is a year apart.

 

I also found it weird at first, but given the scale of the graph, I think that the spikes and dips we're seeing are simply related to the time of the day. People are less likely to update during the night, except maybe for the first day or two.

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I noticed the response time on my iPad 2 is a tad slower since upgrading to iOS 7.  I can't imagine iOS 7 running well on the original iPad.

It cannot even install on an iPad 1. You are not given the option.

On my iPad 3 it sped things up slightly.
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The iOS7 upgrade is either installed on a device or it's not. Apple doesn't push a copy to the iDevices and have it sit their until you want to install it or not.

 

Yeah, they do. You can choose not to verify and install immediately after downloading it. Then when you go to verify, it won’t have to redownload.

 

Apple doesn’t download in the background, but you can download without installing.

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Is Android 2.2 (and ABOVE) even on 50% of devices? :lol: 


EDIT: Yep. :p

 

iOS 7 is a week old. 2.3, Gingerbread, from December 2010, doesn’t have 50% of the market yet.

Actually Gingerbread at one point had about 70%, but it's been slowly going down to about 30+%, but 4.3 has .01%, 4.2.2 has about 1%.....

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iPad 1 didn't get iOS 6 either.
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In the same vein as the extremely detailed, and exceeding technical, in-depth review of the iPhone 5s by Anand Lai Shimpi of Anandtech (which can be found here: http://www.anandtech.com/show/7335/the-iphone-5s-review) I would like the present the following detailed report on iOS7.

IT F*CKING ROCKS!!!

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Hi folks. I have updated to IOS 7 on an iPad 3 and it works great. My wife updated her iPhone 4s and it seems good too. What experience have you had on an iPhone 4? Does it slow things down at all? I haven't made the change yet until I know things operate pretty well. Thanks.

Installed on iPhone 4 a week ago - no issues whatsoever. Runs fine.
Any "slowness" is not noticeable at all.
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I just was over at BGR.com and here's how a lot of Samsung customers are moving up to iOS7, yeah... no kidding:

iPhone 5s launch sparks 210% increase in Samsung trade-ins

According to data provided to TUAW, Gazelle saw a monstrous 210% increase in the number of Samsung phones traded in using its service during the new iPhones%u2019 launch weekend. Overall, Gazelle said it handled about four times more trade-ins during this past weekend than it did during last year%u2019s iPhone 5 launch.

Let's see Munster spin that factoid!!!!
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And now apparently we have motion gate because a few people have complained about the parallax iOS 7 making them sick. 1rolleyes.gif Never mind that it's probably a small number of users complaining about this and you can easily turn it off in settings. 1rolleyes.gif
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If one thing Apple got right was to give carriers the middle finger and control their own devices.  AT&T users are still stuck with with Android 4.1 for their HTC One devices because of their carrier has yet to deploy any updates.

It will be interesting to see how the CyanogenMod installer will work via Google Play.

But you're forgetting that HTC first has to make 4.3 work for the One before AT&T can approve it.
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It's my understanding that the new iOS7 slows the 4 and 4s down about the same, so if the 4s is acceptable, then the 4 will be acceptable too.

 

It ran fine on my old 4s, not really laggy at all, so I dont know what the fuss was all about. I ran the beta all the way from the start on my 4s with a few issues but, they were all ironed out in the gm release.

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I was planning to wait a couple weeks before downloading IOS7, but it seems Apple pushed the download to both my iPad 3 and iPhone 5 while they were plugged in recharging. I did not know they did things like that. Guess I might as well install it.

 

They dont automaticall install any os upgrade, you will be asked if you check in software update before anything is installed and even then you have to push the button to do so.

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Hi folks. I have updated to IOS 7 on an iPad 3 and it works great. My wife updated her iPhone 4s and it seems good too. What experience have you had on an iPhone 4? Does it slow things down at all? I haven't made the change yet until I know things operate pretty well. Thanks.

I have found that typing is slightly more delayed, and Safari is quite slow at opening. Some apps crash now and then, but my battery life is slightly better with the upgrade. Overall it works well and I'm very happy, but I do miss not getting some of the features, like parallax and cool weather animations.
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I just was over at BGR.com and here's how a lot of Samsung customers are moving up to iOS7, yeah... no kidding:

iPhone 5s launch sparks 210% increase in Samsung trade-ins

According to data provided to TUAW, Gazelle saw a monstrous 210% increase in the number of Samsung phones traded in using its service during the new iPhones%u2019 launch weekend. Overall, Gazelle said it handled about four times more trade-ins during this past weekend than it did during last year%u2019s iPhone 5 launch.

Let's see Munster spin that factoid!!!!

But the high sales of the iPhone 5S is bad news for Apple because they rely too much on the 'iStone'. Didn't you get the memo? /s
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Wow! Am I the only one that gets this: Apple has hit a home run with iOS7 and the ip5s?
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It is truly amazing what Apple has done in the cellular industry (in the US). Before the iPhone, the carriers dictated the phone features (software and hardware), including the carrier branding/logo, even to the point of affecting the direction of engineering development of the phone. Apple has dramatically changed the playing field. I'm not sure if Android phones have the same influence (maybe Samsung). My guess is if it has a carrier logo on it, they don't have the influence.

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Wow! Am I the only one that gets this: Apple has hit a home run with iOS7 and the ip5s?

No, there's at least 7 million people that agree with you.
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