“Apple has released its latest statistics showing iOS 7 adoption, and the results show that a staggering 74% of iDevices are now running Apple’s latest mobile operating system compared to just 1.1% for Android’s latest operating system, KitKat,” Chris Ciaccia reports for TheStreet.

“That lack of fragmenting by Apple shows that iOS is far and away better for developers who only have to build one application programming interface (API) to reach a significant portion of Apple’s users whereas they need to build multiple API’s to reach a far majority of Android users,” Ciaccia reports. “That’s the reason so many dedicated apps for both the iPhone and the iPad contain over 450,000 apps built for the iPad alone. The far majority of apps for Android are one app for all devices and then stretched for the tablet experience.”

Market (unit) share “does not matter to Apple, which has continued to focus on how often users use their devices. Judging by the iOS 7 adoption rate, it’s clear that Apple users continue to enjoy using their products, and want the latest and greatest,” Ciaccia reports. “All while giving developers a pretty penny or two.”

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