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With just a few days until the highly-anticipated WWDC keynote, where iOS 8 is expected to be unveiled, adoption of iOS 7 continues to rise. According to the latest statistics from Chitika Insights, relayed from PC Magazine, 89.7% of iPhones and 84.8% of iPads are running the latest software version. Those numbers are based on the millions of devices that accessed the Chitika ad network between May 22 and May 28 in the United States and Canada.

iOS 6 usage continues to decline, now accounting for 8.8% of iPhone web traffic and 7.9% of iPad web traffic. Less than two percent of iPhones are running iOS 5 or older software versions, at least those being used to access the Chitika ad network. Meanwhile, 5.6% of iPads are still running iOS 5 and 1.7% have iOS 4 or earlier… 

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Mobile analytics firm Mixpanel Trends, which does not provide separate usage numbers for the iPhone and iPad, has iOS 7 adoption sitting at approximately 92% as of May 31. iOS 6 usage sits at 6.85%, while 1.12% of devices are running older iOS versions. So whether you look at the Chitika Insights or Mixpanel Trends numbers, all signs point towards 9 in 10 iPhones and iPads running iOS 7 or later.

Apple has boasted strong adoption numbers for iOS software updates. As the company offers a unified hardware and software experience, there is much less fragmentation in the iOS ecosystem compared to Android. Apple has added the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display to its product lineup over the past year, however, so it will be interesting to see how fast iOS 8 is adopted.

WWDC commences on Monday in San Francisco with an opening keynote at 10:00 AM Pacific. Apple will be live streaming the event on its website, and we will be providing the latest news and coverage as the conference unfolds. In addition to iOS 8, Apple is expected to take the wraps off what is being called OS X Yosemite, and could have a few other surprises up its sleeve.

Which devices will you be updating to iOS 8?

  • Micky Ganon

    As always they say they have changed 200 things in the ios, but in reality you do not notice the change

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      Which is a good thing. You shouldn’t notice what’s changed (unless it’s a visual change of course) you should just be able to pick up the phone and it should “just work”. If Apple can accomplish that then I for one am happy using iOS…

      • Micky Ganon

        Do not get me wrong, I love the operating system but sometimes Apple exaggerate

      • Jacob Galea

        Indeed, they do really sell it.

        “Perfect screen size for the human hand”

        “Beats music is the only music streaming service that gets it right”

        “iTunes Radio is great”

        “Android is aweful”

        Now all this being said, iOS is still better, but NOT BY THAT MUCH!

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        My personal opinion (and I do stress this since I know there will be plenty of people that disagree with it) is that in terms of functionality Android beats iOS hands down, in terms of quality though, there is nothing better than iOS. The same is true for security and longevity…

      • Jacob Galea

        I agree wholeheartedly with one little tidbit extra— in terms of apps you can get a lot more done in iOS… in android the os itself is more useful.

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        “in terms of apps you can get a lot more done in iOS”

        This is debatable. The lack of real multitasking leads some people to disagree with that where as others say this is a good thing since it forces you to only focus on one task. I personally think iOS should meet in the middle somewhere and incorporate Ryan Petrichs VideoPane tweak, allow for FaceTime to run in a pane of some sort and allow for widgets (think ProWidgets). This isn’t ‘true’ multitasking but it does improve functionality in a way that seems to make sense in my opinion (I’m not a believer in full-on multitasking since the tech isn’t there yet. Doing so only sucks battery life and processor speed).

      • Kurt

        I never used windows phone 8, but aren’t they equally good in terms of quality, and security with iOS?

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        Quality is debatable (aren’t they plastic?) and security is pretty good too but I don’t think it’s very difficult to jailbreak a Windows Phone (which is either good or bad depending on how you look at it)…

      • Kurt

        Oh I thought you were talking about the OS.

      • ✪ aidan harris ✪

        I was (I guess I got confused when you said ‘windows phone 8’ thinking hardware not software). From my point of view I have zero interest in the windows phone OS but it does seem very fluid (perhaps too fluid with all its live tiles – don’t they use battery?) and the security it good to afaik…

      • Kurt

        Not sure about battery life. I assume it doesn’t update while in sleep mode but who knows? I don’t know anyone who owns one. I love the tiles and love them on my windows 8 PC. iOS 7 is the most beautiful mobile operating system (and webOS)

      • Liam Mulcahy

        ios is a hell of a lot better than android

      • Kurt

        In ease of use, gaming, yes. Everything else? No. iOS is a stripped down operating system. Doesn’t do much more than opening apps. Which is why it does run them very well.

      • Rowan09

        They never said Android was awful but it was fragmented which it is. All the other things are any a company would say to promote their products.

    • Brian 

      Being a long time iOS user, owning every iPhone since the 3G, I welcomed the new iOS 7 design. But you are very right, not a lot of actual features are added with these “major” updates. Would love iOS 8 to add great power features (ex. Control Center in iOS 7, Notification Center in iOS 5, etc.) not just under the hood changes and minor tweaks. There are plenty of features Apple fans would love to have added to get the most out of their devices. Quick reply, multitasking, etc.

      • Micky Ganon

        Your every word is true! I hope that instead of more Not useful apps like Newsstand ..

    • Steve Zou

      It’s all about those little details.
      You may not notice it, but when it’s gone, you will feel something’s not right. Design is at its best when it simply recedes.

    • Rowan09

      The 200 things doesn’t mean 200 new features that a normal consumer can access, it involves developers as well, but it’s just a slick marketing scheme.

  • jack

    I wanna see Apple humiliating android in this keynote

  • Facts

    Only 10% of iOS users have good taste and thus couodnt bear to use the eyesore known as iOS 7 [I have an iPhone 5]

    • Aniket Bhatt

      Yes, the majority is always the ones who are in the wrong!

    • Kurt

      I like iOS 7 and it is far better looking then that hideous crap they used for 6 straight years

  • @dongiuj

    Well, if it gets more laggy and crashing more than ios7, I won’t be updating again and I will lose any belief that apple products “just work”.

    • Kurt

      Just crashes is the slogan for iOS 7 and following minor firmware upgrades. Not sure about 7.1

  • Alan

    My 5 will always remain on ios 6

    • ✪ aidan harris ✪

      Nice for nostalgia but what happens when Apple decides to officially retire iOS 6? You’ll esentially be left with an unsupported and insecure Windows XP…

      • Alan

        I have a 5s, but you’ll always be able to download older apps, I love the new ios 7 but also the classic ios

    • babiloe

      I guess you are never use Facetime now.

      • Alan

        Like I said I have a 5s which I’ll probly sell to get the 6, but I’m just keeping the 5 sorta as collection item

    • Lucky

  • I’m sure these numbers are true but it seems like every time I see a stranger with an iphone it’s running iOS 6 or earlier. Maybe I’m just choosing to only see the phones with iOS 6 but it bugs me a little. I don’t know why.

  • Hans Zippo

    2 of my 3 devices are using iOS6. And this is only because the third was purchased with 7. There should be a stat in there somewhere that shows the number of users that upgraded because they were forced to. The number of apps that will not update while on my iOS6 device is getting ridiculous. Still not worth the loss of a jailbreak!

  • Matt

    Well the reason for this is because the phone keeps on bugging you with pop up notifications that an update I available. And if you don’t update and go in the App Store – more pop ups appear, same goes when you plug the phone in the computer.

  • leart

    I want to be on ios 5.1.1 but I cant ..

  • babiloe

    Since Facetime killed in 6.1 and lower in April 2014 due expired certification encryption, everyone need jumped into iOS 7 wagon. And no idownloadblog coverage on this.

  • blu

    Sons iPod 3rd gen is iOS 5, daughters 3gs is iOS 6, my iPhone 5 is on iOS 6 (jailbroken and set up perfectly for me, don’t want to update, and I don’t use facetime, so no issue there), my iPad, 2 and wifes iPad mini and 4s are on iOS 7.1.1