Even though iOS 6 was not the best version of Apple’s mobile OS because of those earlier issues, which went on for months after its release, there is still no denying just how popular it was. This is because iOS 6 is now used on 92 percent of iPhones and 82 percent of iPads in North America. The version before that is only used on 5 percent and 13 percent of those devices respectively.
The iOS 7 release today, or the GM version for the moment will shift these stats once again, and once the iOS 7 public release date is here next week things will be different once again. There has already been a decrease in the number of devices running iOS 6, although this is because devs have installed iOS 7 beta onto their devices.
Like we mentioned recently, iOS 7 GM is expected to go live today, and the iOS 7 public release download out of these three dates. It is then when we will see an increase in the iOS 7 adoption rate, and even more once Apple begins to make the iPhone 5S and rumored iPhone 5C available to the public.
Even though iOS 6 was considered to be the most widely used version of the OS, we believe that iOS 7 will be even popular. This is because sales of the iPhone 5S is expected to hit new records, but it is the introduction of the iPhone 5C that could make the biggest difference.
This is because the iPhone 5C will be a more affordable version of the iPhone, and will make it available to a much larger market, and if the handset sells in the sort of numbers we except in China, then the popularity of iOS 7 could blow iOS 6 out of the water.
We never see these sort of numbers when a new version of Android is released, such as the upcoming Android 4.4 KitKat, this is because it will not be made available to all Android handsets, To some this is seen as a small price to pay for the freedom this platform brings, but to others they would like to have the most up-to-date version available to them, which means they are limited to Nexus devices only.
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