Apple’s App Store data shows iOS 7 adoption is now at 78%

By , Dec 31, 2013

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Apple has updated its App Store support page for developers this week to reflect new data regarding iOS 7 adoption. According to the company’s usage data, the new operating system is running on 78% of iOS devices accessing the App Store.

That’s a nice little jump up from earlier this month, when Apple noted that iOS 7 adoption had hit 74%. The move can be attributed to the success of the iPhone and iPad over the holiday season and [possibly] the just-released iOS 7 jailbreak

Here’s the graphic from Apple’s developer page:

ios 7 usage

With every 3 out of 4 users (or I guess more than that) now running iOS 7, that presents a compelling case for developers to either update their current apps to support the new OS or to build for it exclusively, which we’ve been seeing a lot of lately.

Earlier this month, Apple told developers that starting February 1 of next year new apps and app updates submitted to the App Store will have to be built with the latest version of Xcode 5 and must be optimized for iOS 7. Otherwise they’ll be rejected.

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  • Vivek Raja

    After the jailbreak and the update of mobile substrate, who wouldn’t upgrade? Unless you have an iPhone 4…

    • on3simpleclick

      I’m staying on iOS6, because iOS7 is slow as hell on my 4S.

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        FYI you can speed up the animations…

      • NSA

        IOS 7 works really good on my iPhone 4S

    • Joe Henning

      I’m staying on iOS 6 because iOS 7 is ugly (understatement, I’m being nice)

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        There are iOS 6 themes for iOS 7…

      • NSA

        IOS 7 is not ugly, the change was really important because IOS 6 was kind of boring. Specially it was not a major update like IOS 5 & 7

      • Maxim∑

        In my opinion iOS 6 looks ugly and old. I’m sure Apple was rushed they for sure will have everything sorted out for iOS 8 but until then jailbreak works :)

      • Hussain Alsanona

        agreed!

      • gittlopctbi

        >>IOS 7 is not ugly

        That’s just your opinion. There are many who disagree.

      • NSA

        There are many also agree IOS 7 is not ugly, Many people started to get bored from IOS because IOS did not change dramatically since the first iPhone.

      • gittlopctbi

        Of course there are those who like iOS7. But stated “IOS7 is not ugly,” like it was a fact.

      • Chris

        I have to agree with you. Everyone upgraded to see what the hype was about since this was the first major overhaul in years. However, after using it for a few days …. I was wishing I could return to the tried and true iOS 6. Icons were better, speed was faster (especially on my iPAD 3, which has slowed down considerably) and I liked the fact that stuff looked familiar. (IE Notes app was much better IMHO) I wish apple had the option for people to go back to iOS 6. I’m sure many people appreciate the new version, but there are also people who like the old version as well.

    • m3nphls

      I’m staying in iOS6 on my i5 because iOS7 sucks battery like hell.

  • Giovanni Amadei

    iOS 6 is sooooo better (especially with jailbreak)

    • leart

      my is 4s jailbroken on ios 6, zephyr + ncsettings :D

  • x3sphere

    I’m happy with ios 7 and cydia substrate.

    • Chris Chris

      and you probably believe in Santa and Obama too!

  • The Range

    I’m not going to iOS 7 until winterboard works

    • Umut Bilgiç

      Winterboard works. Only with icons, but works :D

    • kevin chang

      actually winterboard is working

    • kevin chang

      actually is working fine

      • Luism27

        what’s the name of that theme?

      • Guest

        circus

      • kevin chang

        circon

      • Bill Do

        And people said iOS 7 looked bad…

      • Crop

        That’s only the icons…what about the UI?

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        If it bothers you that much you can replace any image when you have root access. Winterboard isn’t even needed…

      • Luism27

        is that on an iPhone 5S??

  • Freddy Born

    another prove that the new ios 6 was a waste of exploits

    • Ali

      If you are gonna be complaining, at least do it with proper grammar!

  • Frank Anthony

    All thanks to the Jailbreak world. Apple should take serious note because the day “Jailbreak” ceased to exist is the day I quit all iDevices.

    • box office

      I support jailbreaking …. But apple idevices are much more than just a device even without jailbreaking

    • Wes

      I’ve never even used an idevice without jailbreak and I don’t want to either.

  • Jynto

    “According to the company’s usage data, the new operating system is running on 78% of iOS devices accessing the App Store.”

    People think these statistics are actually reliable? Read that line again. This data comes only from users visiting the App Store. Apple loves to cherry-pick their data, and this is just one example of this. Fact is that people with older iOS versions stay away from the App Store because 1) new apps are incompatible and 2) they have already downloaded all the apps they need.

    I see people with older iOS versions all the time. It’s definitely higher than 22%.

    • jack

      While I agree with you, this is also irrelevant because Apple wants to tell developers most users are on iOS7. If they dont access the Appstore they are worthless to the app ecosystem.

  • babiloe

    I will jump if someone notify ifile cracked, iapfree is worked on i5 ios7. Appsync will be a huge plus if working also. Please test

    • Christian Mejía

      Iap free works
      Ifile crack I have no idea

  • m3nphls

    Allow people to switch back to iOS6 and watch how that number drops. I’m still in iOS6 and have tons of friends who would go back in a heart beat.

  • http://173.58.214.169/ That’s what Siri said!!!

    Nothing like good ol’ iOS 6.

  • Anil samal

    But still some dumbass are staying on iOS 6 cuz they think iOS 7 is ugly. The thing is they don’t even know how to update.

    • Derp

      Nice way to end 2013. As a dumbass. Well done. Well…done…

      • Anil samal

        A idiot calling me names oh please stop your stupidity. We’ll know how ignorant u are…… You ignoramus

  • marcus1324

    Lol my Mom is still is using an iPhone 4 with iOS 4.0.0. I’ve been trying to get her to update it since iOS 4.0.1 came out on August 11, 2010. Not only that I tried to get to jailbreak her phone so she could install MyWi and make her phone a hotspot but she didn’t think it would be secure enough :( (Unlimited Data Verizon).

  • Preet Patel

    Apple…those 4% increase are the people who wanted to jb…thanks evad3rs and Saurik for mobile substrate

  • Rick Hart

    I just gave in and updated from 6.1.2. Don’t like the icons but there is a winter board theme to get the icons back

  • Brandon Weidema

    i think this is evidence that the iOS6 jailbreak was a waste lol

  • n0ahcruz3

    Still have my 4S on ios 6, never gonna update my 4S to ios 7.

  • Tahir Ahmetovic

    They should make a tweak for iPhone 5 and under running ios 7 to be able to get slow mo like iPhone 5S

  • https://twitter.com/MrElectrifyer MrElectrifyer

    Forget flat-assOS 7, it’s got nothing to offer over iOS 6 + Jailbreak. All it brings is nonsense lag to last year devices (so that Apple can call this year’s twice as fast) and a kid-painted UI…nothing groundbreaking.

    • Kurt

      interesting point. i would love to see a comparison of iphone 5 on iOS 6 and iphone 5s on iOS 7 and see if it’s twice as fast. I still believe they purposely make older devices slower on new firmwares.

  • tamp0i

    If Apple is to sign iOS 6 I guess this figure wouldn’t be valid… They made consumers no choice, some peoples just wanted to try out iOS 7 and not stick to it..