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New mobile tracking data shows that within two days of its release, Apple's iOS 7.0.6 security and maintenance update -- which repaired a potentially critical SSL-related bug -- was already installed on more than 13 percent of iPhones and iPads in North America.

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iOS 7.0.6 became available to the public last Friday, and even though the following two days were over the weekend and there were no new features to end users, initial adoption was strong. New data published by mobile analytics firm Chitika on Wednesday shows that 13.3 percent of iOS traffic in the U.S. was driven by iOS 7.0.6 just 48 hours after the update was released.

The data is based on tens of millions of U.S. and Canadian iOS-based online ad impressions generated though Chitika's ad network. Those impressions were tracked from Feb. 23 through 23, and encompass both iPhone and iPad.

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The firm believes it's possible that a majority of North American iOS device users will be using the latest version of the mobile operating system by next week. That would mean that users are updating faster than they used to, as Chitika's data from iOS 5.1.1 showed that it took close to three weeks to reach 58 percent adoption.

As of Sunday, the most popular form of iOS was version 7.0.4, accounting for 54.1 percent. In terms of the latest major iOS release, more than 84 percent of all North American devices tracked are running iOS 7.

A more significant update to Apple's mobile platform is expected to arrive next month in the form of iOS 7.1. AppleInsider has been told that the update will debut in mid-March with a number of tweaks intended to address issues with crashing, and also to speed up animations in the operating system.
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I'm surprised that it wasn't higher !
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Bring on 7.1!
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Hi, I'm Jackass Analyst, from Dickhead-Assface Associates. 

 

I am disappointed at this statistic, because my clients were expecting the number to be 95.4% (our forecasting is based on precise dart-throwing analytics and witchcraft, not to mention an abhorrently inadequate understanding of how Apple runs itself). Therefore, I am urging my institutional clients to dump their APPL holdings, and to buy Samsung stock instead.

 

I am also basing this notice on information that Samsung is rumored to be working on a 256-core Bassmaster 128-bit chip that will outperform the current A7 64-bit chip Apple currently ships. Although Samsung's rumored chip is slated to ship in 2021, I fear that Apple is behind the curve due to their inability to match Samsung's future specs with present product. 

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Hi, I'm Jackass Analyst, from Dickhead-Assface Associates. 

 

I am disappointed at this statistic, because my clients were expecting the number to be 95.4% (our forecasting is based on precise dart-throwing analytics and witchcraft, not to mention an abhorrently inadequate understanding of how Apple runs itself). Therefore, I am urging my institutional clients to dump their APPL holdings, and to buy Samsung stock instead.

 

I am also basing this notice on information that Samsung is rumored to be working on a 256-core Bassmaster 128-bit chip that will outperform the current A7 64-bit chip Apple currently ships. Although Samsung's rumored chip is slated to ship in 2021, I fear that Apple is behind the curve due to their inability to match Samsung's future specs with present product. 

Three posts and already Samsung comes up in the thread that has nothing to do with them. It's a security fix, Apple doesn't get credit for fixing something this major. 

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This is the reason that updates are critical to any enterprise solution and especially to the defense, medical, transportation industries. I wouldn't be surprised if the adoption rate percentage reaches greater than 50% within 72 hours (from now).
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Three posts and already Samsung comes up in the thread that has nothing to do with them. It's a security fix, Apple doesn't get credit for fixing something this major. 

Apple does deserve credit.

The vulnerability was apparently initially identified on 8 January.
The vulnerability was resolved in iOS on 21 February in the first update released following the apparent date of the identification of the issue.

Does the competition resolve issues in such a timely manner?
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Hi, I'm Jackass Analyst, from Dickhead-Assface Associates. 

 

I am disappointed at this statistic, because my clients were expecting the number to be 95.4% (our forecasting is based on precise dart-throwing analytics and witchcraft, not to mention an abhorrently inadequate understanding of how Apple runs itself). Therefore, I am urging my institutional clients to dump their APPL holdings, and to buy Samsung stock instead.

 

I am also basing this notice on information that Samsung is rumored to be working on a 256-core Bassmaster 128-bit chip that will outperform the current A7 64-bit chip Apple currently ships. Although Samsung's rumored chip is slated to ship in 2021, I fear that Apple is behind the curve due to their inability to match Samsung's future specs with present product. 

 

Article is praising the adoption rate, not criticizing it.  Not sure what your post is about...

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This is why I only ever own an iPhone. Apple decides when I get my update not the carriers.
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Article is praising the adoption rate, not criticizing it.  Not sure what your post is about...

 
Pure sarcasm ;) For my part, it was funny.
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Three posts and already Samsung comes up in the thread that has nothing to do with them. It's a security fix, Apple doesn't get credit for fixing something this major. 

Oh no? 

 

Somehow Windows is allowed to exist, period. The whole existence of the OS is one giant un-patched security hole and people actually use it, while connected to the internet, for personal data and financial transactions. Insane.

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Hi, I'm Jackass Analyst, from Dickhead-Assface Associates. 

I am disappointed at this statistic, because my clients were expecting the number to be 95.4% (our forecasting is based on precise dart-throwing analytics and witchcraft, not to mention an abhorrently inadequate understanding of how Apple runs itself). Therefore, I am urging my institutional clients to dump their APPL holdings, and to buy Samsung stock instead.

I am also basing this notice on information that Samsung is rumored to be working on a 256-core Bassmaster 128-bit chip that will outperform the current A7 64-bit chip Apple currently ships. Although Samsung's rumored chip is slated to ship in 2021, I fear that Apple is behind the curve due to their inability to match Samsung's future specs with present product. 

This made my evening. Thank you. 1biggrin.gif

It just reads so well.
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Meanwhile, KitKat is present on 1.8% of Android phones. Lol

https://developer.android.com/about/dashboards/index.html

From the same link, there are only 12% of Android phones with 4 inch screen or bigger.
Even worse, there only are less than 2% android phones with a 4 inch screen or bigger with a PPI higher than 300.
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From the same link, there are only 12% of Android phones with 4 inch screen or bigger.
Even worse, there only are less than 2% android phones with a 4 inch screen or bigger with a PPI higher than 300.

Both of these two claims are incorrect as I read it.. There was a similar discussion about it several months ago here. Several members back then erroneously assumed anything over 4" display must be categorized as "Large" or "XtraLarge". A discussion of how Android categorizes screen sizes is here:
https://developer.android.com/guide/practices/screens_support.html
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Both of these two claims are incorrect as I read it.. There was a similar discussion about it several months ago here. Several members back then erroneously assumed anything over 4" display must be categorized as "Large" or "XtraLarge". A discussion of how Android categorizes screen sizes is here:
https://developer.android.com/guide/practices/screens_support.html

Incorrect or not Google is to blame for making these overlapping categories. Why can't any news about Android ever be direct and precise. It always feels like I'm looking into a dense fog after having swam in a heavily chlorinated pool all day with my eyes open. It's frustrating.

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Both of these two claims are incorrect as I read it.. There was a similar discussion about it several months ago here. Several members back then erroneously assumed anything over 4" display must be categorized as "Large" or "XtraLarge". A discussion of how Android categorizes screen sizes is here:
https://developer.android.com/guide/practices/screens_support.html

Of course I had verified that page too. Sizes are pretty imprecise.

Gingerbread is shown as running on 20% of phones anyway. And that's a catastrophe IMO. Google really needs to do something about those updates.
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Of course I had verified that page too. Sizes are pretty imprecise.

Gingerbread is shown as running on 20% of phones anyway. And that's a catastrophe IMO. Google really needs to do something about those updates.

They're doing what they can for the moment. Motorola rolled out KitKat to the MotoX and G less than 30 days after Google had announced it IIRC. Many other updates including security improvements are being offered via Play Services. They'll never have the control that a single seller and OS provider would have.
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I'm sure we'll be updated again in a week or so when the number is up to 80% or some ridiculous number. It's because of the OTA update system combined with the notification that pops up automatically. Does Apple send out the notice in stages so the servers don't get overloaded at once?
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They're doing what they can for the moment. Motorola rolled out KitKat to the MotoX and G less than 30 days after Google had announced it IIRC. Many other updates including security improvements are being offered via Play Services. They'll never have the control that a single seller and OS provider would have.

That's what, 2MM phones?

Back to the topic. My company will deny network access to devices that aren't upgraded by March. I'm sure other companies are doing the same. I want to see what kind of spike would happen this weekend.
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Of course I had verified that page too. Sizes are pretty imprecise.

As a developer I can say that it is pretty smart. It allows developers to create app with a single graphic layout, that automatically adapts to a broad range of display and form factor. It is complex but extremely powerful, it's very similar to HTML+CSS that (if properly used) allows to dinamically resize pages depending on browser window size.
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Gingerbread is shown as running on 20% of phones anyway. And that's a catastrophe IMO. Google really needs to do something about those updates.

I agree.

This catastrophe is due to a strategic error in Android HoneyComb (3.x) design, reiterated with 4.0.x and 4.1.x. These android versions are not capable of working on very low spec devices (256MB RAM), so manufacturers were stuck on 2.3.x for this category of devices.
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They're doing what they can for the moment. Motorola rolled out KitKat to the MotoX and G less than 30 days after Google had announced it IIRC. Many other updates including security improvements are being offered via Play Services. They'll never have the control that a single seller and OS provider would have.

Well, they're not the only responsible for sure. I hear the Galaxy S4 won't receive the KitKat update in Europe! I find this scandalous, really.

Side note : why does Safari crash on my iPad every time I have two pages of AI at the same time?
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That's what, 2MM phones?

Back to the topic. My company will deny network access to devices that aren't upgraded by March. I'm sure other companies are doing the same. I want to see what kind of spike would happen this weekend.

Well that's a company that reacts fast to tech news, good.
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Well, they're not the only responsible for sure. I hear the Galaxy S4 won't receive the KitKat update in Europe! I find this scandalous, really.

Side note : why does Safari crash on my iPad every time I have two pages of AI at the same time?

You can't have two pages open at the same time in Safari on iOS. You probably mean you have two tabs open. The reason Safari is crashing is because you have two tabs open. Reduce it to one tab to stop the crashing.
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You can't have two pages open at the same time in Safari on iOS. You probably mean you have two tabs open. The reason Safari is crashing is because you have two tabs open. Reduce it to one tab to stop the crashing.

A single tab? Do you have the same crashing issue with multiple tabs open in other browsers?
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A single tab? Do you have the same crashing issue with multiple tabs open in other browsers?

I only use Safari and rarely have any crashes in Safari, even on my ageing iPad 2. If I do, it's because of some particularly badly coded site and so I leave the site.

If you're having problems with AppleInsider, I suggest you use their iOS app. I haven't had a single crash with it on iPhone or iPad.
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It honestly bothers me that it didn't reach 50 percent in 48 hours. This bug was unbelievably bad.
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It honestly bothers me that it didn't reach 50 percent in 48 hours. This bug was unbelievably bad.

Why does it bother you? You updated, right? It's available so users need to download and update.
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Why does it bother you? You updated, right? It's available so users need to download and update.

I think he's talking about the lack of awareness of how potentially bad this hole is. Even on Apple-focused tech forums people don't seem to be aware of how and when your data could have been compromised between your device and the server.

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BTW, a particularly straight-forward answer was offered by Google's Pinchar at MWC when he fielded a question about Android malware:
" We cannot guarantee that Android is designed to be safe, the format was designed to give more freedom. When people talk about 90% of malware for Android, they must of course take into account the fact that it is the most popular operating system in the world. If I had a company dedicated to malware, I would also be addressing my attacks on Android."

He also noted that Nokia's new Android -derived OS for their Xphones serves as more proof of just how free Android is.
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Well, they're not the only responsible for sure. I hear the Galaxy S4 won't receive the KitKat update in Europe! I find this scandalous, really.

I agree that manufacturer support is piss-poor, but trying to turn around and blame this on Google seems pretty rich. That'd be like blaming Apple because an app developer didn't update their software for the new iPhone. You can't assign responsibility for something a company has no control over.

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I agree that manufacturer support is piss-poor, but trying to turn around and blame this on Google seems pretty rich. That'd be like blaming Apple because an app developer didn't update their software for the new iPhone. You can't assign responsibility for something a company has no control over.
Not a good analogy. If an app has an update, it'll be in iTunes and the user can update it at will. When Googs has an update, the user may not be able to update because Googs somehow doesn't have power to force it out. Google has that Open Alliance group and it appears they have no teeth.
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Not a good analogy. If an app has an update, it'll be in iTunes and the user can update it at will. When Googs has an update, the user may not be able to update because Googs somehow doesn't have power to force it out. Google has that Open Alliance group and it appears they have no teeth.


You're mistaking the analogy. I'm not saying Google is analogous to Apple. I'm saying in this context, Samsung is analogous to an App Developer.

 

Apple puts out an update, App Developer must update their app and make it available for consumers

Google puts out an update, Manufacturers must update their firmware and make it available for consumers.

 

The blame always lies on the right hand side of those statements.

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Of course I had verified that page too. Sizes are pretty imprecise.

Gingerbread is shown as running on 20% of phones anyway. And that's a catastrophe IMO. Google really needs to do something about those updates.

How do you suggest they do that? They didn't force the manufacturers to use Android so they can't force them to update.
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How do you suggest they do that? They didn't force the manufacturers to use Android so they can't force them to update.

They can force them to use Google services so why can't they force them to upgrade Android when available?
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They can force them to use Google services so why can't they force them to upgrade Android when available?

So how was Nokia able to put a forked version of Android that doesn't use Google services on it's Nokia X line of phones? Furthermore Google services are baked into the OS.
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So how was Nokia able to put a forked version of Android that doesn't use Google services on it's Nokia X line of phones? Furthermore Google services are baked into the OS.

Boeing also announced a new and highly secure phone today, the Boeing Black. Developed for governments, military corporations and others where security is a primary need, it's also based on Android. Google doesn't control it tho.
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So how was Nokia able to put a forked version of Android that doesn't use Google services on it's Nokia X line of phones? Furthermore Google services are baked into the OS.

I'm not talking about forked versions of Android. Google services are "baked in" with a license agreement. Googs can easily add "you must also push any and all Android updates within 60 days of availability to end users for at least 18 months after device's initial release. "
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I'm not talking about forked versions of Android. Google services are "baked in" with a license agreement. Googs can easily add "you must also push any and all Android updates within 60 days of availability to end users for at least 18 months after device's initial release. "

Yes that's always a option but seeing as to how Google can't even update their 2 yr old phone (Galaxy Nexus) to 4.4, how can one expect the other manufacturers to?
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Boeing also announced a new and highly secure phone today, the Boeing Black. Developed for governments, military corporations and others where security is a primary need, it's also based on Android. Google doesn't control it tho.

But to be fair neither Nokia nor Boeing are part of the OHA.
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Yes that's always a option but seeing as to how Google can't even update their 2 yr old phone (Galaxy Nexus) to 4.4, how can one expect the other manufacturers to?

And that is why google is to blame.
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