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    Default Adoption of Apple's iOS 7 Hits 90% Right Before the Release of iOS 8


    After being available for ten months, Apple’s iOS 7 is still growing and is now running on 90% of iPhones, iPads and iPods visiting the App Store – up 3% from 87% in April. In an update to its developer webpage, Apple revealed 90% of devices visiting the iOS App Store over the seven day period ending on July 13 were running a version of the latest iOS 7 mobile operating system.

    The figures compare positively to results from April, with the uptick from 87% representing gains of about 1% per month. The boost in iOS 7 adoption came at the expense of devices running Apple’s last-generation iOS 6, the share of which dropped from 11% to 9%. As with Aprils’ results, iOS versions equal to or older than iOS 5 accounted for 2% of total devices in use.

    Although iOS 7’s adoption rate has slowed since December, which saw 78% of active iPhones and iPods using the version of the mobile OS, any growth is impressive considering the company is scheduled to release the next-gen iOS 8 this fall. The updated OS comes with a number of improvements as well as new additions like smart home support via HomeKit, fitness framework, HealthKit and integrated Health app, open APIs, app extensions and continuity features that support high-level interaction with Apple’s upcoming OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

    The Cupertino California company is expected to debut iOS 8 alongside a redesigned iPhone lineup sometime in September with bigger 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch form factor handsets. According to KGI analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, the larger 5.5-inch version may not be ready to launch with the 4.7-inch variant due to the complications with in-cell touch panels and the smartphones’ metal casing.

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    Default Adoption of Apple's iOS 7 Hits 90% Right Before the Release of iOS 8
    So there are no more original iPads or iPad 2s out there anymore? Did the millions and millions sold just disappear?

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    I really wish they would stop referring to these stats "Adoption" when every new device that has been purchased this past year has come with iOS 7 so one had no choice in the matter but to use iOS 7 on such devices. If one had the choice to install any version of iOS on any device, then that might mean something but as it stands, this is a very misleading graph as it's being presented.

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    Apple can thank the devs and jailbreakers for those statistics. Making Apple look good for free

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    Im still on Iphon5 unlocked ios 6 still verzions network works great but i cant download some apps so i have to look for older versions via ipa kinda sucks but oh well


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    Quote Originally Posted by Answer1o1 View Post
    Apple can thank the devs and jailbreakers for those statistics. Making Apple look good for free
    That's not really true in this case. These statistics are for a supposed adoption rate, which really is a really really deceptive title given that all new devices that Apple has sold since last fall can only run iOS 7.

    Which means this isn't people who have actually adopted this OS, but just a count (assuming it's even accurate) of people who have a device on iOS 7, a huge majority of which had no choice in the matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by znbl View Post
    I really wish they would stop referring to these stats "Adoption" when every new device that has been purchased this past year has come with iOS 7 so one had no choice in the matter but to use iOS 7 on such devices. If one had the choice to install any version of iOS on any device, then that might mean something but as it stands, this is a very misleading graph as it's being presented.
    Why would anyone want to be on an earlier version though? There is no benefit, considering practically no apps or Cydia tweaks will even function on them anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by H4CK3R View Post
    Why would anyone want to be on an earlier version though? There is no benefit, considering practically no apps or Cydia tweaks will even function on them anymore.
    Please learn to speak for yourself, otherwise you're just misleading people. You may not find any reason for it but others sure do. There are a lot of apps and Cydia tweaks that function just fine in iOS 6 (and sometimes even 5 and 4.) Guess what, there are plenty of devices that cannot run past a particular version, seems people like you completely forget about that. And then there are people who are sticking to, say, iOS 6 because of programs or tweaks that don't work in iOS 7 at all.

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    thx to pangu the adoption of ios 7 has sky rocketet

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    Quote Originally Posted by znbl View Post
    Please learn to speak for yourself, otherwise you're just misleading people. You may not find any reason for it but others sure do. There are a lot of apps and Cydia tweaks that function just fine in iOS 6 (and sometimes even 5 and 4.) Guess what, there are plenty of devices that cannot run past a particular version, seems people like you completely forget about that. And then there are people who are sticking to, say, iOS 6 because of programs or tweaks that don't work in iOS 7 at all.
    Duh? Please stop stating the obvious.

    You're contradicting yourself here. You said that nobody had a choice of what firmware they use when they decide to buy a new device. I asked why anybody (with a NEW device) would want to be on an older firmware.

    I don't care if you have a special tweak or mod that was on iOS 6 that is no longer updated. If it's no longer updated, chances are that it's now useless since a new firmware version came out that provides this same functionality. Sure, that doesn't happen with all tweaks, but most of the time, this is the case, especially with paid tweaks or mods.

    If people want to stay on iOS 6, they can stay on an older device. If people are buying a new device, chances are that they want faster hardware with a newer OS.

    And sorry, but the amount of tweaks and programs that support iOS versions lower than 6 is so small that it isn't even funny. These devices are OLD and do not have the hardware to support more intensive system tasks. They would crash and burn with 99% of the tweaks and themes that are released today.

    Probably 5% of the users of iOS are "power users". Anyone that is your average joe is not going to downgrade their device because they want the new, shiny firmware from Apple. This graph isn't misleading at all. Anyone that can upgrade will probably upgrade. Anyone staying back just because of a simple tweak or mod is just wasting time. If something is no longer updated, chances are that someone will come along and replicate it. I've seen it happen many times.

    In the end, don't expect support for old software and old hardware. Apple is smart and Cydia developers are being smart about it because they don't want iOS 6 or 5 turning into the new Windows XP of iDevices.

    Also, your hostile and "I know it all!" attitude is very amusing, especially when a majority of what you're saying is completely wrong.
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    Default Adoption of Apple's iOS 7 Hits 90% Right Before the Release of iOS 8
    Quote Originally Posted by Answer1o1 View Post
    Apple can thank the devs and jailbreakers for those statistics. Making Apple look good for free
    People don't realize that jailbroken devices don't really have an effect. <1% of devices are jailbroken. There are over 300 million iOS devices out there.
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    Default Adoption of Apple's iOS 7 Hits 90% Right Before the Release of iOS 8
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    Duh? I asked why anybody (with a NEW device) would want to be on an older firmware.
    No, you didn't. Here's what you said since you conveniently forgot.

    Quote Originally Posted by H4CK3R View Post
    Why would anyone want to be on an earlier version though? There is no benefit, considering practically no apps or Cydia tweaks will even function on them anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheltons.iphone View Post
    No, you didn't. Here's what you said since you conveniently forgot.
    He said every new device comes with iOS 7 or whatever new firmware is out, so I'm automatically talking about that regardless...

    Either way, there really is no benefit to staying on an older version, besides opening yourself up to security vulnerabilities and bugs. 95% of users would stay on 7 still, because A.) they're too scared to downgrade or B.) they have no reason to downgrade and want to have shiny new firmware, so his original point saying that many might downgrade if they had the choice really is invalid. iOS is not the Windows 8 of iOS. Your device practically becomes useless with older firmware, regardless of if you managed to find a tweak that still does work with older versions. > 6 and chances are that it's time to upgrade.
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    Quote Originally Posted by H4CK3R View Post
    ither way, there really is no benefit to staying on an older version, besides opening yourself up to security vulnerabilities and bugs.
    You're still missing the point that not everyone can run iOS 7. Some devices just don't have it available and other use iOS 6 for other legitimate reasons. Most App Store apps still work in iOS 6 and those that don't allow you to install the last working version.

    95% of users would stay on 7 still, because A.) they're too scared to downgrade or B.) they have no reason to downgrade and want to have shiny new firmware
    Most of those users are on brand new devices and they can't run any OS lower than 7, so your points above don't apply.

    if you managed to find a tweak that still does work with older versions.
    There are a lot of big name / established tweaks that still support iOS 6 and in many cases even older ones. It's only many of the brand new tweaks from newer authors who aren't as experienced that are focusing on iOS 7 and I've seen many of them also release versions of older OSes as well. Some will actually do it upon request. So please stop misrepresenting what's out there. If you don't actually know, please don't pretend that you do.

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