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iOS and where it stands today. Up.


David Smith, software developer and the man behind my faithful RSS aggregator, FeedWrangler, has produced a fascinating list of iOS highlights: Where the operating system stands after seven years. His main conclusions:

  • Overall iOS 7 adoption sits around 75%. My data is currently slightly lower than Apple’s App Store summary, but has always tracked closely within 1-3%.
  • iOS 7 adoption for the iPhone is around 81%.
  • iOS 7 adoption for the iPad is around 75%. This lag is largely due to the iPad 1 which still comprises 10% of use.
  • Around 13% of used devices could only ever have run iOS 7 (iPhone 5s/5c, iPad Air, iPad Mini Retina).
  • The iPhone 5s appears to be outselling the 5c by around a 2.5-to-1 margin.
  • The proportion of iPhones that are the newer 4″ form factor will shortly overtake the 3.5″, currently at 45% vs 55%.
  • Across all device types around 80% have retina screens. On iPhones this is 97%. On iPads it is only 52%, due in large part to the widespread use of the iPad 2 and iPad mini.
  • Around 25% of iPads in are equipped with Cellular radios, which is almost exactly the same as a year ago.

Read David’s full report, including some interesting graphs.