iOS 7 Rockets to 70% Acceptance in North America

Apple's iOS 7, released on September 18, 2013, has rocketed to over 70 percent adoption on iPhones in North America and is poised to greatly outpace iOS 6 in its first six months. The iPad is not far behind.

The adoption of iOS 7 has been meteoric, according to a Chitika research report, recently released, which collated data from tens of millions of U.S. and Canadian iOS-based ad impressions from roughly November 2012 to November 2013. Because the sample size is so large, it is very likely of statistical significance.

Chitika, in its recent report, published a sand chart showing the rate of adoption of iOS 7.

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In more detail, iOS 7 now has a 74.1 percent presence on iPhones and 63.8 percent presence on iPads. About a quarter of both platforms are still running iOS 6.

Chitika wrote:

The latest analysis again underscores that iPhone users, and iPad users to a lesser extent, update at extremely high rates, acting as a distinctive selling point when it comes to attracting application and mobile Web developers to the platform.

Chitika has provided a link at the end of its results page for more data.