iOS 7 adoption skyrockets to 87 percent; iOS 7.1 to 58 percent

iOS users update their operating systems faster than any other platform. iOS 7.0 and 7.1 are reaching new milestones at a fanatical pace.
Written by Jason D. O'Grady, Contributor on
iOS 7 adoption rate skyrockets to 87 percent
(Chart: Apple)

Apple has published new statistics that shed new light on iOS 7 adoption. According to its Developer Support website, iOS 7 accounts for 87 percent of all clients accessing the App Store during a seven-day period ending April 6, 2014. in March iOS 7 adoption was 83 percent.

By comparison, iOS 6 accounts for 11 percent of App Store access and earlier versions of iOS, just two percent. 

87 percent adoption is a pretty amazing accomplishment given that iOS 7 was released on September 18, 2013 – less than seven months ago. 

Google, on the other hand, notes that only 5.3 percent of its users are running Android 4.4/KitKat, which came out a month after iOS 7. The bulk of Android users – 61.4 percent – are running some variant of Jelly Bean (Android 4.1, 4.2, 4.3).

iOS 7.1's ascent has been almost as swift, with the first major iOS 7 dot-release grabbing an impressive 58 percent share according to analytics firm Mixpanel. iOS 7.1 hit 21 percent share in its first three days.

iOS 7.1 adoption is at 58 percent as of April 7
(Source: Mixpanel)

iOS 7 could pass the 90 (or perhaps even 95?) percent mark by the time WWDC rolls around in June. WWDC 2014 is also expected to give developers their first peek at iOS 8, the next major iOS release, expected to arrive in the fall.

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