Apple released the statistics gathered through the App Store usage tracking feature. The result gained were that devices running iOS 7 have a 74 percent share, and given the short amount of time the iOS 7 has been on the market, its adoption rate is astonishing. Apple first released the latest iteration of its mobile platform on Sep. 18 in concert with the iPhone 5s and 5c launch.
The adoption rate continues to rise every day, and while having only 22 percent running the older iOS 6 running on other active devices, we can very well see the iOS adoption hitting 96% as early as Q1 2014. To be noted here is that the iOS 6 is only one year old, and this points out that users are more and more inclined to keep their gadgets up to date as much as they can.
The numbers coincide with those of ad network Chitika, which on Wednesday released data regarding iOS device Internet traffic. According to the analytics, iPhone version distribution stood at 74.1 percent for iOS 7 and 22.4 percent for iOS 6 during the three-week period between Oct. 25 and Nov. 18. As for iPad users, some 9 percent were still using iOS 5, though the number can be attributed to the tablets’ longer lifespans.
The ad firm also compared the Android competition, which saw just over half of all users running the last-generation 4.1 to 4.3 Jelly Bean. Google’s current Android 4.4 KitKat is only operating on 1.1 percent of devices, while 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and 2.3 Gingerbread account for 18.6 percent and 24.1 percent, respectively.