iOS 7 is Apple’s 7th Generation iOS Mobile operating system which was announced at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) on June 10th 2014. iOS 7 featured a new redesigned user interface and various new functionality, changes and add-ons like AirDrop, Control center, iTunes radio and much more. It was released publically on September 18, 2013. Its latest version iOS 7.1.2 was released on June 30, 2014 supporting iPhone 4 or newer devices.
At WWDC 2014, Apple announced that the iOS 7 is installed on 89% of iOS devices including non-supported ones. As the first anniversary of the public release of the iOS 7 is arriving more and more devices are adopting iOS 7. According to the app store distribution based on one weak period, ending July 13th, reveals that 90% of the iDevices are running on ios 7. 9% devices are running on iOS 6 while 2% remaining are on older versions. iOS 6 installation rate has dropped as iOS 7 Installation rate rises.
Apple’s iOS has adopted quick adoption as it can be updated Over the air (OTA) and as direct download on iTunes. And that is why just after three months of public release it was installed over 74% of the iDevices. Every 9 out of 10 iDevices are running iOS 7 after just 10 months of its public release which is great. On the other side have a look at android only 17.99% are running the latest version android kitkat after 10 months of its public release. Most of android devices are still running Jellybean which is installed on over a half of the android phones and tablets. Apple has a few iPod, iPad and iPhones in its product lineup, while there are thousands of android devices. Google often suffers fragmentation due to distribution of software updates across several carriers, devices and manufacturers. Which is one of the major issue android is currently facing.
Apple’s next major software update, dubbed as iOS 8, is coming this fall and it will definitely have similar rapid adoption rate and would overtake iOS 7 in few weeks. iOS 8 is packed with number of new and exciting features like interactive notifications, third-party keyboard support, Widgets and much more. iOS 8 was unveiled last month and is expected to be publicly available in September. iOS 8 would come pre-installed as rumored on iPhone 6, newer iPads.