Apple’s iOS 7 continues to break records when it comes to how quickly the mobile software is being adopted. In less than a month, nearly 75 percent of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners have upgraded, topping the pace of iOS 6.

New numbers show in only 27 days 71 percent of iDevice owners had adopted iOS 7 by Monday. By comparison, Apple’s previous version of iOS needed 30 days to reach 61 percent adoption, the Cupertino, California company’s previous record…

The new Mixpanel numbers suggest that by Monday, iOS 7 was running on 250 million of the 350 million active iDevices, according to Fortune’s Philip Elmer-DeWitt.

On September 23, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the company’s revamped iOS was downloaded more than 200 million times and that the new iPhone 5s/5c saw combined sales of nine million units during the opening weekend.

Cook also said Apple sold 700 million iOS devices since 2007.

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Today’s figures are just the latest showing the jaw-dropping speed that iOS 7 has been embraced by Apple users. The new software, which introduced both design and function changes, accounted for more than half of web traffic only a week after its release.

From the start, there’s been an outpouring of interest in iOS 7.

One the first day, a 112 percent online traffic spike was reported due to people rushing to install iOS 7. Within 16 hours a third of all iOS users had already begun using Apple’s latest mobile software.

Despite some rough spots, including problems with Messages – even complaints of the gamified and animated user interface causing motion-sickness, iOS 7’s user experience roundly defeated Android and other mobile software.

Since its release, two minor patches have been released, fixing a Lock screen vulnerability, the iPhone 5s Touch ID problems and other items.

Have you upgraded yet to iOS 7?

  • totempole90

    I belong to the 29%.

    • Check

      The Right%. iOS 7 is hideous.

    • Palmer Paul

      I belong to the 1% probably…got the beta on June 10, 2013 (the day it was announced) and upgraded to the GM the day after that was released for developers 🙂

  • Σαλαη αββας

    I’m one of the 71%

    • Аnd I’m both 😀 iPhone 3G S and iPhone 5

      • Jonathan

        Me too lol. iPod 4 & 5

      • Jo

        Have you observed that the iPod 5 a lot faster than 4 or not much?

      • Jonathan

        Considerably. It does have twice the amount of RAM (256 to 512 MB) and overall loads apps faster. If you’re thinking of upgrading, do it! 🙂

      • Jo

        well thanks, I’m not sure if i’ll upgrade though because I’m ok with what I have now and I don’t want to pay more cash for a new one, thanks a lot for responding to my comment!

      • Jonathan

        No problem. 🙂

  • Jimothy

    I’m really surprised. I asked around about iOS 7 when it was officially announced. Everyone hated the idea of it. Personally, I like it. Just not for my main phone. It’s on my iPhone 4.

    • Andy

      You like iOS 7, but you don’t want it on your main phone. Aren’t you contradicting yourself

      • Jimothy

        I don’t think so. I’m just saying yeah I do like it, I just don’t want to use it.

      • Andy

        Fair enough. It’s kind of like saying: I like steak, but I don’t want it on my plate, I prefer it on other people’s plates.

      • Kenrick Fernandes

        nice one.

    • Rowan09

      I thought the same thing but I have a 5s now and kept my 5 for a little while in case I didn’t like IOS 7, but I really like it a lot. I don’t know why people is complaining about it as if it’s horrible. I would assume though that the experience on a 5s would be different than on any other phone besides the 5c. I miss some things from the jailbreak community but I have my iPad on IOS 6.1.2 with a jailbreak so I’m doing fine. IOS 7 is not as bad in my opinion as so many people are making it out to be.

  • leart za jmi

    My both devices are on ios 6, but my ipod 4g cant upgrade at all, so i dont know it count or not 🙂

    • Kurt

      Good question, does this take in account for phones that can’t upgrade or is this just for devices that can. I think its the latter.

  • MacDevil

    I think it would be worth trying to measure how many people updated to iOS 7 but wish they could go back to 6. Almost everyone I know who updated to iOS 7 hates the new look and wishes it were possible to downgrade. It may be true that 71% of iPhone users have upgraded to iOS 7, but I doubt they’re all satisfied customers.

    • blastingbigairs

      It’s got more bugs than Kim Kardashian’s coochie!

      • batongxue

        Stop it

      • blastingbigairs

        You’re right, I’m sorry, I meant Khloe. My bad 🙂

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      We’ll let the customer satisfaction results judge that

      • xSeriouSx

        Where and how do you participate in this so-called customer satisfaction stuff? I believe less than 1% of iOS users take part in this surveys, ’cause all my coworkers and friends who use iPhones have never seen nor heard of it…so, there’s high probability of it being yet another marketing gimmick.

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        I don’t know how you take part in these surveys but I’m pretty sure they normally have a high amount of people taking them…

  • blastingbigairs

    I refuse to adopt the little bastard!!!

  • GuyBey0ndC00L

    iOS is great and all I love it. Its most likely also the buggiest iOS that came out. Randoms restart, app crashing, UI is inconsistent, home button over use. Wish Apple gave us advance options in settings for us jailbreakers / advanced users.

    • rafaelpz

      I know that what you’re saying is true when I see even my mother and my girlfriend complaining on the frequent crashes and reboots.

      • GuyBey0ndC00L

        iOS 7 feels rush. Feels like iOS 6 with new paint and animations. Almost feel like a great Winterboard Theme. Things are just so buggy. Having to turn off so many features just to get longer battery is frustrating. Has I’m typing this the keyboard is lagging up.

  • batongxue

    Maybe some part the other 29% have been on iPhone 4 and iPad 2 or later, which just couldn’t handle iOS 7 properly.
    My poor iPad 3 even struggles to do that (ironically they called the iPad 3 a powerhouse when they first launched it).
    iOS 7 needs for a lot more optimization and I believe Apple will do it, hopefully soon.

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      Agreed. The only reason the iPad 3 can handle iOS 7 is because of all the de-optimisation where they’ve taken out all the transparency and the blurred background effect Jony Ive took so long to perfect…

    • jericho

      So true, my iPad 3 is a little annoying.

  • Māris Vēveris

    This is because it is impossible to downgrade to iOS 6. Apple does not allow it anymore. ;P

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      You can still stay on iOS 6 as long as you don’t screw up your phone. My 4S is working fine on 6.1.3 and with Winocm planning to release a jailbreak before the end of the year I think I’ll stay there

    • jericho

      I’d like to see the diagram with iOS 6 still being signed..
      I would downgrade iPad 3 right away!

  • Chuck Finley

    I’ve not updated because jailbroken iOS 6 is still far better than iOS 7.

    Not saying iOS 7 is bad, I’ve played about on my mate’s new 5s and it’s a great OS, just I prefer the options I have with jailbreaking. Theming, new tweaks, I won’t bother with iOS 7 until it’s jailbroken.

    • jericho


    • Hugh Jassol

      I totally agree!! It seems we’re a dying breed. 🙁

      It’s quite sad how the jailbreak scene has changed over the last 5 years.

      I sometimes doubt if iDB still endorses jailbreaking. My my, have things changed. 🙁

    • Kurt

      I agree…I only updated because I moved to the Note 3 and wanted to play with it a bit. I don’t like the camera app and well most of Apple’s stock apps, but I really like iOS 7 in general! Great update (ignoring the bugs as they will eventually get fixed)

  • jericho

    If only I had known how iOS 7 behaves on the iPad 3.. I am very displeased. But I had to test it! In my conclusion: Besides the partially (awfully) jerky animations, the slow reaction of icons after ‘slide to unlock’ (and folders after opened), the new icons and dock, I do like the UI! However, my personal use of the iPad is with these slow animations sometimes hardly possible. (Very subjectively!)
    In the end I am glad that my 4s is still on iOS 6.1.3, waiting for a jailbreak (someday).

    • Jeff Maxwell

      I don’t think that’s been a universal experience. I have an iPad 3 and iOS 7 has been smooth as glass for me. No complaints at all.

  • Jack Wong crash very very often on iOS7(iPhone 5s), I feel like I am back to jb-mode…

    • Jonathan

      Nothing like a good warm up, lol.

  • rafaelpz

    It would be interesting to see this graph after the iOS 7 Jailbreak being released.

  • Kurt

    Next year will be more like last year as people hold off for a Jailbreak. This year, there was something different with iOS 7, but I just can’t put my finger on it 😉

  • ChildishGambinoGotThatSwagger

    Im still on 5.1.1…..

  • bigtalk

    no thanks

  • Liam Mulcahy

    I’m staying on iOS 6.1 jailbroken until a jai”break for iOS 7

  • ongxa

    It was force update it download with out my son ipad2 on ios7 crash everyday.he just wacth youtube and it crash and reboot .
    wifi not work that not work this not work.we use it for over a year work great.
    Now crash and reset everyday please be real.
    Why can we be free to use any ios.

  • WolfgangHoltz

    Rather irrelevant figure because of the lack of opportunity to install anything else. due to Apple signing process. A more interesting figure had been if you could install iOS 5.1.1 or 6.1.2. Then I think iOS7 figures was like a dead cow. But Apple now how to prevent this not only by the signing process but also trying developer only support latest iOS with their apps. When Apple cant maintain this, they will fall hard to the ground.

  • Zach Garnett

    70% wish they haven’t