On Monday, October 14th, it was 27 days since iOS 7 was released by Apple for all devices. The new operating system has been the subject of many discussions, but the adoption rate it is achieving, one of the highest ever recorded in iOS, is showing that most users are opting for it.
What is motivating iOS users to upgrade their devices to the new system? It may have been the new features such as the Control Center or the complete redesign of its interface, but the fact is that in Cupertino they can rest assured. iOS 7 is being a success so far.
iOS 7 achieves 71% adoption on all iOS devices in less than a month, beating the record set by iOS 6
To give you an idea of the rapid adoption iOS 7 is enjoying, the previous version of Apple’s operating system, iOS 6, took exactly 30 days to reach a rate of 61%. In less than this time, iOS 7 has not only matched that figure, but far exceeded it.
One of the theories being put forward to explain this rapid adoption are the new features included in iOS 7. For the first time, iOS 7 feels like an entirely new system, rather than a discrete continuation of previous versions. Perhaps this new visual and functional impact has attracted the curiosity of many users to upgrade their devices.
When you compare the adoption statistics of iOS 7 against those of the competition, you get a real sense of how impressive these figures are. Windows 7, for example, has yet to reach 50% of computers in more than four years since its release.
While the iOS 7 is sweeping, the Jelly Bean version of Android is only present on 48.6% of devices after more than a year
As we can see in Cult of Mac, if we take the Android platform as a reference, we find that the Jelly Bean version of the operating system, released just over a year ago, has not yet reached 50% adoption among all terminals on the market.
However, I have found some of the opinions I have been able to find on the net over the last few weeks curious, and you are certainly right. Many users have expressed their discontent after upgrading to iOS 7, both in terms of functionality and new design, and the issue is very simple. Would we have the same adoption rate if Apple let us go back to the previous version freely?
What do you think about that?