iOS 7 teaser (iPhone 5s ad 003)

Apple has updated its App Store support page for developers this week to reflect new information regarding iOS 7 adoption. According to the company’s usage data, the new OS is running on 80% of iOS devices accessing the App Store.

That’s just a small jump from December of last year, when it was reported that iOS 7 adoption had hit 78%, but Apple said on its earnings call just a few moments ago that it’s enough to make iOS 7 the most popular OS in the world…

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

ios 7 numbers

With more than every 3 out of 4 users running iOS 7 now, 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 have been seeing a lot of lately.

Also keep in mind that Apple told developers last month that starting February 1 of this year, new apps and app updates submitted to the App Store will have to be optimized to work with iOS 7 firmware. Otherwise they’ll be rejected.


    And thanks to the geniuses in the jailbreak community a lot of those phones are now jailbroken as well.

    • Jerry


    • Jonathan

      I’m guessing 40% of iOS 7 is jailbroken?

      • grumpyfuzz

        That is way off lol. You honestly think almost half of the people who own an iOS 7 device jailbroke? You are not the average person, you know.

      • Jonathan

        I have no idea. If someone told me 2%, I’d agree with them. If they said 70%, I’d also agree with them lol.

      • grumpyfuzz

        I honestly dont have any idea either :P, but just assuming, I hardly see anyone who is jailbroken, so that lead me to think 40% is way off

      • Jonathan

        Really? I know a lot of my friends who are. 😛

      • grumpyfuzz

        Yeah, some of my friends have jailbroken, but just seeing the “average person” like my Mom, or any of her friends who have an iOS device, they didn’t even know what jailbreaking was lol.

      • Jonathan

        True, true. xD

      • Chris

        If the iOS 6 jailbreak is anything to go by around 1-2% of all iDevices are using evasi0n7 which is a generous estimate, considering iOS 6 had 14,000,000+ unique devices it would be fair to say that same number is not true with iOS 7 because of all the rumors and what not around evasi0n7.

        Until saurik actually has the time to sit down and work out the numbers it’s pure speculation

  • iamse7en

    I’m still part of the 20%.

    • Guest

      im still 3%..

  • I hate myself for installing it on my iPad and my iPhone

  • Blip dude

    Part of that 20%, still don’t feel like I am missing out on much.

  • Ben

    Ap store…

  • Liam Mulcahy

    Suck it android!

    • That was from 2009 back when 2.2 was not even released. Does not even show 4.0! fail

    • See this?

      • jzack

        yet in my opinion gingerbread is the most stable and great performance compare to the newer os..
        its like :
        Gingerbread – Windows XP
        Jellybean – windows 7

  • Christian Mejía

    My 4s is still running iOS 5. Don’t see the need to update

    • Andy

      My 4s had no problems with iOS 6 and 7. I had to update because some apps that I use started to support newer iOS versions only.

  • Valinor

    Have to send my iphone 5 for repairs. Screen has a yellow glow.
    Anyone know if they will update it to ios7?
    Can I demand that they leave ios6 on there?

  • leart

    Maybe 60% of them don’t like ios 7 but now it’s to late they are trapped with no choice to go back.
    Give to the people the choice to decide in which firmware to stay and we can talk later 😉

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      By not giving people choice Apple is decreasing fragmentation as much as possible which is good. It means developers only have to target certain versions of iOS and means that generally everything runs well and the user has a better user experience as a result…

      • leart

        I am not carrying that much about what is good for apple or for the developers, the most important thing is what is more good for me like a customer, and I really dont like this thing of no going back to a previous version..

    • leart

      <3 ios 6 🙂

  • onebyone_

    iOS7 on my iPhone looks good, but on iPad…oh man, Safari is very ugly as hell.
    really hate the BIG white bar on the iPad when I open this app.

    there is a difference starting with a white simple beautyful & useful to Big white bar.
    I miss the blue loader on the url bar, I really like it.

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      There’s a big performance difference too. iOS 6 was zippy on my iPad 3 whereas iOS 7 is like a slug. Don’t get me wrong I love iOS 7 on my iPhone 5s (either way I’m stuck with it anyway since it was shipped with the device

      • onebyone_

        I hope in incoming update they’ll can improve some changes on performance and UI

      • Andy

        Really? I didn’t notice any major problems when I updated my iPad 2, I guess the iPad mini would be similar in performance. Have you tried a fresh restore and see if it’s still sluggish?

  • endo42ne

    with 80% apple proud ios7 master. but a lot of bugs! camera “BlackScreen” and “internet connection” to become unstable!!! I run on ios 7.0.4! never been seen before in the run in ios4, 5 or 6. After the death of steve jobs apple become qualified!!!!

    • N&LH

      It is not related to the death of Steve. IOS 7 has many bugs because it is completely new. They have built it from the ground up. So, deferentially there are bugs. You will see big improvements in IOS7.1 & IOS 8

      • endo42ne

        camera black screen bug was not unusual .. companies like apple made a mistake like that really outrageous. free android os that there are hardly any big bugs just as it is!

      • N&LH

        They need time to fix these bugs. I think most of the bugs will be addressed in IOS 7.1 & IOS 8. When yo develop a software, you will have bugs. The good think Apple responces quickly

      • N&LH

        Even you can report directly to Apple. They will send an email, then they will ask you to send them files by doing backup to your IOS device. Personally I have not had the camera black screen bug. Try to restore your IOS device or report the bug to Apple

      • endo42ne

        I’ve tried to restore as much as 6 times. and it does not work. maybe is there some sort of tweak to fix it?? EXPECT: P

      • N&LH

        Try to report the bug to Apple. I did that before, they send me an email and they asked me to send them a file which has bug reports. Otherwise, I am sure they will fix it in the upcoming updates

  • Apple should let us downgrade!

  • heavypoly6

    I deliberately stayed with the 20% and haven’t regretted one second of it.

  • blu

    I have no need nor desire to update to iOS7 on my Iphone 5.
    I have it JB and customized how I like it, with several “must have” tweaks for me not available on iOS 7.

    My wifes 4s is on iOS 7 and wish it was not, it is a touch laggy. Her iPad mini is fine. I am not crazy about it on my iPad2 (which is JB too) since it seems to slow it down some and uses a lot of RAM.