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Apple's redesigned iOS 7 did not experience the same rapid ramp-up in adoption during its first week of availability as its predecessor, iOS 6, new data indicates.

iOS 6 vs. iOS 7 adoption


According to the report from mobile advertising network Millennial Media, advertising impressions from devices running iOS 7 grew by 185 percent per day over the operating system's first seven days of availability, accounting for 16 percent of all iOS-derived traffic at the end of the period.

Those numbers, however, fall well short of those tallied by the network for iOS 6. Former iOS chief Scott Forstall's final release commanded 35 percent of iOS traffic at the same point in its release cycle after growing by an average of 264 percent each day.

Millennial speculates that the lag in uptake could be attributed to the sweeping changes made by newly-crowned design czar Jony Ive after Forstall's ouster. The company believes the drastic departure of iOS 7's user interface, combined with mixed reviews of the update by media outlets, drove some users to shy away from the upgrade at first.

"Because iOS 7 was such a major update, it seems likely that early adopters downloaded it as soon as possible, but for other consumers, there may have been hesitation after reading about how radical the changes were," the report says.

The network makes a case for this hypothesis with an hour-by-hour release day analysis that shows a hockey stick-like increase after 5 p.m., or the end of a typical office workday.

"While some consumers may have downloaded the update during work, they most likely saw the major changes and decided they needed to explore the new system away from the pressures of the workday," they argue.

Millennial's numbers stand in contrast to other measures of iOS update activity for the same time period. According to Mixpanel, iOS 7 has reached 71 percent penetration in just 27 days, compared to last year's iOS 6, which was at 61 percent after its first month.



Internet advertising company Chitika found that iOS 7 installations had actually outpaced those of iOS 6, climbing to more than 30 percent just 48 hours after launch.
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OMG! Apple is doomed.
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It's all very simple:

 

- iOS 7 is, indeed, a mixed bag of hurt;

 

- it does require the horrid, pathetic and vastly worsened iTunes 11 for syncing/backup;

 

- it just follows the equally "floppy" news about the iPhone 5C.

 

What's not to dislike?

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well, I am and will be sticking with iOS 6.... can't stand the new fungly UI
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I am holding off from updating to this new humourless and austere updated version for as long as I can. The old version worked fine, and the features of the new version do not for me outweigh the downgrade in the factors that Apple used to specialise in - enjoyment, warmth and likeability. Going to iOS 7 would be just like moving into a minimalist house - clinically tidy but not somewhere you can really relax.
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post #6 of 270
Fix all the bugs and I might give it a shot:\
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USAToday published an article painting iOS 7 in a bad light. There's lots of talk outside of AI about Apple losing its mojo.

http://usat.ly/1gnDQlP
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I have some in-laws who have barely moved their icons around. They love their iPhones and PhotoStream, FaceTime, browsing, calling of course, customizing their wallpaper. They love their 4s phones and share an iPad but they're wary of updating cuz, well, iOS 6 works just fine. And it does. I may tell them about automatic app updates, new sounds, Control Center at some point and I'm sure they'll be happy to update then.
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Ah iOS 7. You cudda been a contender. But you were too flat.
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Also it was released too early.
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Contradicts previouse reports.
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It's all very simple:

 

- iOS 7 is, indeed, a mixed bag of hurt;

 

- it does require the horrid, pathetic and vastly worsened iTunes 11 for syncing/backup;

 

- it just follows the equally "floppy" news about the iPhone 5C.

 

What's not to dislike?

 

Drop the hyperbole.  Explain yourself clearly: What is worse about itunes 11 sync/backup.  is it buggy?

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Drop the hyperbole.  Explain yourself clearly: What is worse about itunes 11 sync/backup.  is it buggy?

 

I am not talking about iTunes 11's "sync/backup" (which probably works in the same way as before); I am talking about iTunes 11 itself and the fact that I would be obliged to use it in order to sync/backup an iOS 7 device - a total train wreck and much, much worse than iTunes 10 in virtually every respect, particularly in terms of UI, large library management, album list view, etc. etc. etc. No need to elaborate, just google around. 

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I've noticed the majority of people who complain about iOS 7 are those that haven't USED it or can't use it because their devices are too old. Everyone I've talked to who has upgraded, loves iOS 7. Yes, the colors are a bit garish, but a lot of the new features that make it easier to use far out weigh the color scheme.

 

Control Center, the new notifications, swiping from left to right to go back a screen, the new Safari, the app switcher (multi-tasker), etc.

 

I would NEVER go back to iOS 6 and using iOS 5 on my iPad is awful now. :(  Well not awful, but makes it feel so dated.

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Well iOS 7 is on my phone but not on the iPad. I do not do "Notes" on the phone any more due to the glaring "whiteness" of the page. Secondary thought all the "white" sucking the juice of our batteries? Yes I could reverse the screen but that is too dark. Friendly yellow was a good balance there. And yes I could download another app to write notes more effectively but why should I have too?

I think Ive went too far, too fast to break the Forstall link here. We are moving to the Henry Ford model. Any color you want as long as it is "minimal" and in this case "white". Other commenter hit the nail on the head. Too clinical and sterile to be a personal device.
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I've noticed the majority of people who complain about iOS 7 are those that haven't USED it or can't use it because their devices are too old. Everyone I've talked to who has upgraded, loves iOS 7. Yes, the colors are a bit garish, but a lot of the new features that make it easier to use far out weigh the color scheme.

 

 

This kind of fallacious argument doesn't really help here - I don't need to try heroine in order to know that it is bad.

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I don't get this report. Apple as well as other third party tracking firms have said iOS 7 saw the fastest adoption rate of any iOS update. How is it possible iOS 6 was higher in the first week compared to iOS 7? 

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The other question to ask is how many people downgraded back to IOS6 after seeing IOS7 and how many people tried to download IOS6 and could not?
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No need to elaborate, just google around. 

 

Give me a break... you can "google around" and see just as many opposite view points.

 

iTunes 11 can act and look like iTunes 10 did, so I don't understand the issue.

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The other question to ask is how many people downgraded back to IOS6 after seeing IOS7 and how many people tried to download IOS6 and could not?

 

In fact, the single MOST important gauge of how bad an upgrade is relates to how non-technical people react to it. My father, for instance, updated to iOS 7 by accident on his iPad mini (just saw a prompt and tapped ok) and now hates it...Safari navigation is more difficult, Mail doesn't work, Wi-Fi issues that my Mom's iPad 1 has not etc...

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In fact, the single MOST important gauge of how bad an upgrade is relates to how non-technical people react to it. My father, for instance, updated to iOS 7 by accident on his iPad mini (just saw a prompt and tapped ok) and now hates it...Safari navigation is more difficult, Mail doesn't work, Wi-Fi issues that my Mom's iPad 1 has not etc...

Funny, my 72 year old mother updated to it on her iPad mini and has no issues using it.
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Give me a break... you can "google around" and see just as many opposite view points.

 

iTunes 11 can act and look like iTunes 10 did, so I don't understand the issue.

 

No, it cannot; album art on the lower left corner? Not possible. Search results/methodology? Worse. List view? Also worse. Multiple iTunes windows? Nope.

 

Just google around.

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USAToday published an article painting iOS 7 in a bad light. There's lots of talk outside of AI about Apple losing its mojo.

http://usat.ly/1gnDQlP

Where have you been all these years? There'll always be articles painting Apple in bad light non-stop for a past few years at least. It's really unbelievable no one write an iOS 7-gate YET.
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I don't get this report. Apple as well as other third party tracking firms have said iOS 7 saw the fastest adoption rate of any iOS update. How is it possible iOS 6 was higher in the first week compared to iOS 7? 
Didn't Apple report 200 million iOS 7 activations and the fastest upgrade in the history of iOS? I trust Apple's numbers more than this outfit. And is it even possible to downgrade to iOS 6? Was it ever possible? I would imagine even if it was the number of people who did was small. Would the average iOS user even know how to downgrade?
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It's all very simple:

- iOS 7 is, indeed, a mixed bag of hurt;

- it does require the horrid, pathetic and vastly worsened iTunes 11 for syncing/backup;

- it just follows the equally "floppy" news about the iPhone 5C.

What's not to dislike?

"Floppy" news relative to Apple's iOS 6 and iPhone 5S. It's still a success. And it's deemed a bigger success compared to Android.
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This kind of fallacious argument doesn't really help here - I don't need to try heroine in order to know that it is bad.

So true, I don't even know you and I still think you're a troll.
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Naysayers bloom in this desert.

I very much enjoy iOS7 over the previous iOS which now seems so cluttered. But negative seems the easy route to eyeball sales and that be what we get from common analysts.

Meanwhile, back to the Apple penchant for thinking different(ly), an irritant for some, a marvel for others, choices are made and life goes on.

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No, it cannot; album art on the lower left corner? Not possible. Search results/methodology? Worse. List view? Also worse. Multiple iTunes windows? Nope.

Just google around.

I love iTunes 11. Enjoy it every day.
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It' pay, just needs some ironing, Remember, early adopters are really late beta testers!
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"Floppy" news relative to Apple's iOS 6 and iPhone 5S. It's still a success. And it's deemed a bigger success compared to Android.
So true, I don't even know you and I still think you're a troll.

 

If you think that having a different opinion than yours constitutes "trolling", you may wish to refrain from using forums such as this. Otherwise, please feel free to respond with valid arguments - most of my friends do NOT like iOS7; iPhone 5C sales are already a disaster and reflect huge demand miscalculation by Cook, the world's former "best COO"; and iTunes 11 is most decidedly a pathetic upgrade on all counts...so again: prove me wrong. 

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Pretty much what I expected so see. It started out at the same pace as early adopters got on it...then the gut-rench reaction to change kicked in and people took to social media to blast it, giving others pause.

However, pace aside, people will eventually update.
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No, it cannot; album art on the lower left corner? Not possible. Search results/methodology? Worse. List view? Also worse. Multiple iTunes windows? Nope.

 

Just google around.

I "googled around" and the internet says you're full of it.

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I don't get this report. Apple as well as other third party tracking firms have said iOS 7 saw the fastest adoption rate of any iOS update. How is it possible iOS 6 was higher in the first week compared to iOS 7? 

 

It was adopted much faster. This "report" is from a single ad tracking firm. Apple itself has mentioned that over 200 million iOS devices were updated to iOS 7 in the first three days. Which is far, far more than iOS 6 saw.

 

iOS 7 reached 60% adoption rate after a week.

iOS 6 took a month to hit that percentage.

 

Furthermore, there are approximately 200 million more iOS devices in the wild than there were a year ago, which makes iOS 7 adoption rate even faster. 

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Pretty much what I expected so see. It started out at the same pace as early adopters got on it...then the gut-rench reaction to change kicked in and people took to social media to blast it, giving others pause.

However, pace aside, people will eventually update.

So why does Mixpanel show 72%. Are their numbers bogus?

https://mixpanel.com/trends/#report/ios_7/from_date:-2,to_date:0
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The problem with iOS 7 is some people are highly resistant to change and others are not. Flat icons. Different color menus. Whoopty doo. It's still the same OS. It's just has better features.
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I've noticed the majority of people who complain about iOS 7 are those that haven't USED it or can't use it because their devices are too old. Everyone I've talked to who has upgraded, loves iOS 7. Yes, the colors are a bit garish, but a lot of the new features that make it easier to use far out weigh the color scheme.

 

 

This kind of fallacious argument doesn't really help here - I don't need to try heroine in order to know that it is bad.

 

It's unfortunate that your rebuttal is more fallacious than the argument that you are rebutting. Heroine is demonstrably bad for you. Opinion on iOS 7 is simply a matter of preference, which is hard to form if you haven't used it. I'm somewhat ambivalent about the style, but the functionality is greatly improved.

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Where have you been all these years? There'll always be articles painting Apple in bad light non-stop for a past few years at least. It's really unbelievable no one write an iOS 7-gate YET.

Yes, but at least from my perspective, iOS7 has by far received the most negative (least positive?) reception of all the iOS updates so far. And it suffers some real usability issues in terms of colors, fonts, etc. Too much change for the sake of change.
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I don't understand people complaining about iOS 7. Yes the icons look different, and yes some people don't like them. That is personal preference. I happen to think the icons are fine. I also thought the old ones were fine. They are ICONS. The useability of iOS is much improved over iOS 6 or older. Yes some things are different. News flash....you cannot change UI and still keep things the same. Yes it took a little getting used to in order to understand how to use things like swipe left or right in safarri, but once you put any time in with iOS it quickly becomes extremely easy to use. Notifications is much improved and control center is great. Add in extras like air drop,the new multi tasking (app switcher), auto updates, and background refresh and it is a much improved experience. Thats not to mention the extras you get with the 5s like burst mode and slo mo video. Last y ear everyone was whining because iOS was stale and dated, and now everyone complains because they changed it....get over it.
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This kind of fallacious argument doesn't really help here - I don't need to try heroine in order to know that it is bad.

Back the truck up! You're comparing a smartphone OS and HEROIN???

 

Are you seriously full of bullshit, or just pretending to be full of bullshit whilst actually just full of regular shit???

 

If you're that closed-minded and incapable of seeing 2 feet in front of you, then keep your trolling trap shut and leave, sick of people like you commenting when you haven't the SLIGHTEST clue WTF you're talking about!


Edited by MagMan1979 - 10/18/13 at 10:30am
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Question - how many devices out there and still in use are cannot run iOS7? For example, iPhone 3GS and older, iPods older than 5th generation, and original iPad (and I%u2019m not sure I%u2019d even consider it on an iPad 2 since it%u2019s non-retina). We should adjust the numbers by the percent that aren%u2019t even in play.
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