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

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
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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  • Reply 1 of 58
    wardcwardc Posts: 150member

    "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. 

  • Reply 2 of 58
    sflocalsflocal Posts: 4,698member
    And Fandroids with their 3-4 year old OS and fragmented OS deliveries are all crying out "But...but...but...."
  • Reply 3 of 58

    Is Android 2.2 (and ABOVE) even on 50% of devices? <img class=" src="http://forums-files.appleinsider.com/images/smilies//lol.gif" /> 



    EDIT: Yep. :p

     

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

  • Reply 4 of 58
    Sadly, the Ipod 4 doesn't so i am going to have an upgrade on Christmas.
  • Reply 5 of 58
    nagrommenagromme Posts: 2,834member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by WardC View Post

     

    "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!

  • Reply 6 of 58
    Apple is going to have amazing holiday sale numbers.
  • Reply 7 of 58
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sflocal View Post



    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.

  • Reply 8 of 58
    rogifanrogifan Posts: 10,669member
    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.
  • Reply 9 of 58
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 7,304member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Rogifan View Post



    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. 

  • Reply 10 of 58
    quinneyquinney Posts: 2,526member
    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.
  • Reply 11 of 58
    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!
  • Reply 12 of 58
    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.
  • Reply 13 of 58
    jungmarkjungmark Posts: 6,715member
    Damn that's fast. I guess I better upgrade soon.
  • Reply 14 of 58
    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."
  • Reply 15 of 58
    jungmarkjungmark Posts: 6,715member
    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"
  • Reply 16 of 58
    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)

    [IMG]http://forums.appleinsider.com/content/type/61/id/32317/width/200/height/400[/IMG]
  • Reply 17 of 58

    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.

  • Reply 18 of 58
    wardc wrote: »
    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?
  • Reply 19 of 58
    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.
  • Reply 20 of 58

    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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