iOS 7.1 adoption strong

“Mobile publishing and monetization platform Onswipe have created an infographic comparing iOS 7 adoption with that of the recently launched iOS 7.1,” Luke Dormehl reports for Cult of Mac.

“Both iOS versions are tracked for the first 4.5 days of their respective releases. As the chart makes clear, while iOS 7 represented 45.90% of iOS traffic after that time, the incremental improvement iOS 7.1 showed a respectable 28.27% adoption rate for active devices,” Dormehl reports reports. “While iOS 7’s radical redesign saw it achieve faster adoption, iOS 7.1 is still holding its own.”

Dormehl reports, “‘iOS 7.1 and 7.0 had a similar growth curve on the first few hours,’ says Onswipe analyst Jason Baptiste, who pulled the figures for Cult of Mac. ‘iOS 7.1 did give 7.0 a good run for its money in terms of adoption. We’ve seen a 2.36x boost in iOS 7.1 adoption over the past 48 hours to over 28%. I think there’s two main drivers here — Apple has set up an effective system, and they’ve also frustrated a lot of users over the past 6 months with iOS 7. Many people feel this software is like giving them a ‘brand new phone,’ hence the desire for many to upgrade.'”

Onswipe iOS 7.0 vs. iOS 7.1

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]


  1. The update showed up on my ipad mini software update …but not highlighted with a red warning in the settings icon … so anyway I installed it.
    Now I find out it’s not for ipad … what gives … Am I going to regret it … .

  2. I really wonder the usefulness of these articles on the ‘strength’ of the adoption of new iOS versions are when there is no path to revert to the prior OS level if the user finds the experience not to his/her liking. The implication is that users like the new OS and thus stay keeping the number strong, which really does not seem to be the case with recent versions.

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