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Apple’s official figures reveal 74 and 22 percent distribution of iOS 7 and iOS 6 respectively

As per the latest figures released by Apple, iOS 7 distribution has reached 74 percent merely a couple of months after its launch, whereas iOS 6 is down to 22 percent.


On September 18, Apple publicly released iOS 7 after a lengthy beta period. Unveiled first at WWDC 2013, iOS 7 is Apple’s latest and greatest update to its mobile platform. It comes with a whole new feature as well as a completely revamped user interface. It was definitely a big incentive for iOS users to update to the latest iteration, which they did in huge numbers. iOS 7 adoption across the globe has been much faster than that of its predecessor, iOS 6, which was released last year.

According to the numbers provided by Apple on its developer support portal, 74 percent of all iOS devices around the globe are now running the latest iteration of the company’s mobile OS, as of December 1. Since quite a lot of users have jumped up from its predecessors, iOS 6 distribution has fallen to 22 percent. The remaining four percent is accounted for by earlier versions of iOS. In less than three months, iOS 7 distribution has reached new heights, making it Apple’s first OS update to have been adopted so quickly.

Apple’s official numbers substantiate a recent report by ad firm Chitika, its data also pegged iOS 7 adoption in the high 70 percent range. The number is bound to go up in the coming weeks, as more users press the trigger on the update. Due to longer lifespans of some iOS devices that aren’t capable with the latest update, some fragmentation will remain.

Adrian Fonseca
Adrian Fonseca keeps a close eye on all Apple news, rumors, leaks and developments. In his spare time, he likes to read books.

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