Apple: iOS 7 Adoption Hits a New High
Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) recently updated its developer website for the iOS App Store in order to give developers a clearer picture of the adoption rates for various versions of Apple’s iOS, reports TechCrunch. According to Apple’s App Store usage numbers, iOS 7 — the latest version of the mobile operating system — is now running on 74 percent of all of Apple’s mobile devices. This is 10 percent higher than the iOS 7 adoption rate Apple noted in October.
Apple’s data also revealed that 22 percent of Apple’s mobile devices are still running iOS 6, while 4 percent are using one of Apple’s older mobile operating system iterations. As noted by TechCrunch, this means that a full 96 percent of iOS-based mobile devices are running one of the last two versions of Apple’s mobile operating system.
Apple’s iOS App Store data is slightly higher than the latest data from online ad network company Chitika. According to Chitika, 74.1 percent of Apple’s iPhones and 63.8 percent of Apple’s iPads are running iOS 7. This means that nearly 70 percent of Apple’s mobile devices are using the latest operating system. Chitika bases its numbers on the millions of online ad impressions that were generated in Chitika’s network between October 25 and November 18. On the other hand, Apple’s iOS 7 adoption numbers are lower than those reported by mobile analytics platform Mixpanel. Mixpanel’s latest data indicated that 79.48 percent of mobile Apple’s devices are running iOS 7.