Almost two weeks ago, Apple launched iOS 7 and 35% adoption rate was recorded within first 24 hours. The wave is still roaring and even after 10 days the momentum has grew to 58%, the fastest adoption rate in history of mobile operating systems.
The Cupertino has made several changes in term of user interface along with performance upgrades, and as per the reports, it’s a key reason of the growth rate recorded over the past few weeks. Users can upgrade the OS via OTA (over-the-air), providing the ability to update firmware directly from the device, without connecting to a computer.
On the launch day, due to high request, Apple’s servers started squeaking which caused the slow download speed. A Blue Coat (Web Security Company) spokesperson said that Internet service providers had seen 265% of traffic on Apple.com after the launch of iOS 7 which account for the 32% of the World Wide Web. He said that he had never seen an update package generating a massive Web traffic before Apple’s iOS 7 update.
[one_half]Apple CEO Tim Cook has claimed that nine million iPhone 5S and 5C collectively were sold in the first three days after the launch event, and there are now 200 million devices running iOS 7.[/one_half]
Apple iOS 7 beats Android Jelly Bean with nearly 60% of adoption rate.
Chitika Insights has done analysis on millions of samples from North American iOS-based online ad impressions to discover how many devices were using iOS 7. The ad-network figures read nearly 52% of devices running iOS 7 compared to 47% of iOS 6 in the first week after the launch.
The iOS 7 adoption rate has left behind Jelly Bean’s adoption rate that is around 40%, and if we follow the trends of adoption rate, soon it will cover 80%.
Recently, Apple has released iOS 7.0.2 update to fix lock screen security bug, support for Greek keyboard for passcode entry and other small improvements. Apple released iOS 7.0.1 quietly last week, but only for iPhone 5S and 5C, where it fixed a few bugs specific to those phones. Now, iOS 7.0.2 is a recommended upgrade for iPhone 4 or higher, iPad 2 or later, iPad Mini and iPod touch.
On the darker side, several iPhone and iPad users are experiencing motion sickness due to zoom animations, crashing iTunes, and Wi-Fi or Bluetooth are refusing to work as reported by Apple official and unofficial forums. So we should look out for permanent solutions when iOS 7.1 arrives.