iOS 7 adoption rate reaches 87% according to Apple

A massive 87% of iOS users are currently running some version of iOS 7 according to the latest numbers revealed on Apple’s developer site. Refreshing its iOS usage numbers on Monday, Apple measured usage of its most recent mobile OS for a seven‑day period ending April 6, 2014. The figure is up from 85% at the end of March, and 83% one month ago, when Apple introduced iOS 7.1. This update added several new features such as CarPlay, and also tweaked iTunes Radio, the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, and Siri.

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).

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