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iOS 7.1 adoption rate reaches 5.9% in under 24-hours

Updating to the latest operating system is something most companies would encourage users to do. After all, OS updates typically bring about changes and improvements to the platform, while also addressing bugs and potential security loopholes. Now as you might have heard, Apple has recently released iOS 7.1, the first major update since iOS 7 was released last year. The operating system introduced a host of changes and improvements, to the point where it even made a four year old iPhone 4 more usable again.


Following Apple’s launch of iOS 7.1, the first major update to the OS that featured CarPlay, iBeacon imrpovements, and more, mobile analytics firm Chitika has released some numbers regarding the software’s adoption rate. According to the company’s detailed report, the update saw a 5.9% installation rate during its first 24 hours of availability. The numbers are a little bit BS because obviously a non-Zero percentage of users were developers and Apple employees using the 7.1betas. Here’s 9to5mac’s numbers for instance.

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