iOS 7 installed on three out of every four Apple mobile devices

By Shawn Knight · 12 replies
Dec 6, 2013
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  1. Apple’s latest mobile operating system is now on three out of four mobile devices in North America according to the latest analytics data by Chitika. That’s an impressive feat when you consider the OS was released just shy of three...

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  2. And any person I have ever talked to says they hate it....
  3. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 714   +75

    I'd give anything to uninstall it, it is AWFUL, my ipod is slower than ever, it's uglier than ever. They really fudged up! Im still trying to find a way to hack this thing and return it to its previous version, even if that means Ill never be able to update it, yes, it is that bad!
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  4. Timonius

    Timonius TS Evangelist Posts: 647   +58

    "That’s an impressive feat when you consider the OS was released just shy of three months ago."

    Considering it was more or less forced on the user, yeah. The rate would be much higher if they didn't 'abandon' their older devices.
  5. "Chitika gathered statistics between October 25 and November 18 based on ad impressions served to iOS devices"

    They're funny, because since when is that an accurate representation? I bet that 95% of all iPod 4 users for example seldom browse web sites and most certainly not the ones with Chitika.

    I much more accurate number would be the number of installations per unique device, a number that only Apple knows.
  6. ...."A" (correction)

    The problem with you Shawn Knight is that you do sensation journalism, you seldom have a critical view on the news that you come across. You need to put more professionalism in your work or you're not going to make it in this business, unless you want to work for TMZ

    NTAPRO TS Evangelist Posts: 809   +102

    Shots fired haha...
  8. dennis777

    dennis777 TS Enthusiast Posts: 285   +33

    Might be true, 2 friends I know has their WIFI broke after the upgrade hence they advice not to upgrade it ios7.
  9. I am in the minority but I refuse to update. ^_^ I like my battery life just the way it is thank you very much Apple!
  10. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,000   +1,318

    If you jailbroke it on a previous version and saved your SHSH blobs (rather accidentally or intentionally) you should be able to downgrade.
    (Cydia automatically saves sometimes I think, im not sure, ive been gone since iOS 5 came out and just now got another iDevice)
  11. I have no idea how anyone can not see the improvement of IOS7 over 6. Even crazier is how anyone would prefer it. I guess older people hate things that change to make it easier, like making fire from friction instead of just using a lighter for example.

    Cry babies will always cry no matter what. This much is true.
  12. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar Elite Techno Geek Posts: 6,515   +974

    I love it! I love the flat look, but I do miss the old look sometimes.

    And that is why you do not upgrade devices that are >3-4 years old. The new OS will use a lot of RAM vs what was the standard/usual amount when it was made.
  13. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    Apple deserve to be commended for supporting 3 years old devices (compared to most android OEMs which dump their flagships in half that time at best).

    However, when they went for such a major overhaul of the OS, they should have (at least for this round of updates) considered not supporting older devices. By the way on 5 it is good, on 4S it feels okay, however on 4, it feels noticeably sluggish to me.

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