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10-18-2013, 12:41 PM #1
Millennial Media Says iOS 7 Adoption is Slower than iOS 6
Despite the rampant popularity of iOS 7 and data from Chitika indicating that users are rushing to get their devices upgraded, a new report from mobile advertising giant Millennial Media is presenting another side of the overall story.
On Friday, MM reported that advertising impressions from iOS 7-powered devices grew by 185% every day during the first week of iOS 7's availability. According to historical data cited by the ad network, this growth lags behind the adoption rate logged by iOS 6 during its first full week of availability.
"We looked back at the first week of growth for iOS 6 and saw that it grew an average of 264 percent daily," reveals Matt Gillis, EVP of Global Product and Platform at Millennial Media.
What's more, Millennial Media reports, while the release day impressions for iOS 6 and iOS 7 were similar, once the release was seven days out, "iOS 6 saw significantly more adoption, and was at 35 percent of our total iOS impressions, compared to the 16 percent for iOS 7."
Source: Millennial Media
10-18-2013, 01:05 PM #2
I'd like to know the current number of devices with cydia.
10-18-2013, 01:13 PM #3
Ask Saurik^^ Its usually in the low millions last I heard. As for the post, I guess its been adopted slower cause its the biggest change that we've seen in iOS since its creation. Im sure there are many hesitant users.
10-18-2013, 01:24 PM #4
This is how iPhone users copy android. We want to be fragmented too!
10-18-2013, 01:39 PM #5
my son's iPod 4G cannot get iOS 7, not that he wants it but if he did Id have to buy him an entirely new device, for what? to get motion sickness from using it and or a screwed up gyroscope or battery that gets hot and dies quickly?
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10-18-2013, 01:49 PM #6
The Gyroscope issue is not impacting older devices on IOS7. Carrier restrictions are not device fragmentation.
All same model phones have the same capabilities, but one carrier my block tethering by default. ..
10-18-2013, 01:51 PM #7
10-18-2013, 02:00 PM #8
Didn't we read how ios7 is the quickest firmware for anyone that upgrade?
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10-18-2013, 02:17 PM #9
10-18-2013, 02:29 PM #10
There might be a reason your son's iPod touch may be at a lower pricepoint than an iPhone. Had you purchased him the iPhone instead you wouldn't have this problem.
10-18-2013, 02:40 PM #11
Can Google Play do that??
And unlike most Android phones and tablets iOS is capable of running on 5 models of past and current iPhones. Only the iPod Touch 5, because the hardware in the iPod Touch 4 wasn't even as good as the iPhone 4. All iPads except the 1st iPad which didn't even support iOS 6 and is stuck at iOS 5.1.1 which isn't a big deal.
Most Android handsets even brand new models aren't running or shipped with the most current Android version and a lot are shipping brand new with an OS 2 or 3+ versions behind the current Android Release. Add to that mess the fact the every device maker adds a ton of custom software and skinning to their Android OS and the fragmentation of Android Versions gets exponentially worse.
I've had friends and family who had a brand new Android phone and it took over a year for the manufacturer to update their MOLESTED Android Base to a more current version so consumers could get the latest features added to the Newer Android Release.
In stark contrast my family with iPhones has been able to update to at least 3 Major iOS Versions from where they've started. Best example is the 3GS which shipped with iOS 3.0 and was able to update to iOS 4.x, iOS 5.x, and even the latest iOS 6.1.3 back in March of this year.
Can you say that about anything more than a small minority of Android phones or tablets?? I'm hard pressed to think of an Android device that's been able to use 4 different versions of Android in its existence. Can you even name one that has supported more than 3 Major Revisions of Android and Minor X.___ Revisions don't count.
So jOnGarrett Mr. Android Fanboy, can you name one single Non-Google Flagship Device that has had support for at least 3 Major Revisions of Android???
10-18-2013, 04:49 PM #12
Lol everyone's jimmies are rustled.
10-18-2013, 05:13 PM #13
Hard to compare when many people are still waiting for their new devices due to no preorder and a slow supply chain. Adoption numbers will go up as people get new devices and again when the ios7 jailbreak is released.
10-18-2013, 10:51 PM #14
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10-19-2013, 03:07 AM #16
Bottom line is Apple kept minimal support of the old hardware for at least 3 major updates to iOS. iPhone 3G could run iOS 2.x, 3.x, and 4 up to 4.2.1; iPhone 3GS could run iOS 3.x, 4.x, 5.x, and 6.x up to the last release of 6.1.3. Which is impressive considering age of hardware!!!
10-19-2013, 11:41 AM #17
Also something I've learned is that updating software is a big mistake. I always like to do a clean install when updating to major software revision. My mom updated her iPhone 4 to iOS 6 via software update and it really was a mess. A simple restore and her iPhone is back to being snappy.
Oddly enough I learned this playing around with android installs...