News by Andrew Kameka on Tuesday December 31, 2013.
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Apple's adoption rate for its most recent major release of iOS has climbed to a whopping 78 percent. Of the tens of millions of iPhones and iPads in the wild, the vast majority are running iOS 7. Apple reports that only 18 percent of devices use iOS 6; 4 percent use iOS 5 or an earlier version of the software.
Adoption rates are much higher among iOS than its chief rival operating system, Android. Only 1.1 percent of Android devices run version 4.4, released last month, and 55.6 percent run version 4.1 or later. The reason for the differences is that Android appears on many devices from many different manufacturers and iOS is tightly controlled by Apple. Apple controls all aspects of the update process so it's much easier to keep its devices up to date. With the high number of consumers who upgraded their devices this month, the adoption rate is likely to climb higher soon.source: Apple, via: iMore
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.