iPhone, iPad Games, Apps, Reviews, News Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:57:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 iOS 8 install base reaches 72% even after the initial rough start Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:05:07 +0000 Read More]]> Apple recently updated the iOS install base statistics on Apple Developer Support page to reveal the latest distribution numbers. As on February 02, 2015 iOS 8 user base has now grown to 72%, iOS 7 share is at 25%, and earlier at 3%.

The adoption rate of iOS 8 software update has been slower than last years iOS 7 adoption rate. iOS 7 reached 80% in the month of January just four months after release date.

iOS 7 was the first major redesign of Apple’s mobile operating system since the original iPhone. The new flat look was a significant departure from the original user interface which may have lead to an increased interest among users to download the update.

iOS 8 release was met with a number of issues. Since the update required more free space for over-the-air installation many users decided to not update their devices. Later, Apple published a support article stating that users can update their devices without having to delete any data by connecting their devices to iTunes and then completing the update process.

When Apple released a maintenance update iOS 8.0.1, it resulted in No Service error. The company was quick to investigate and release follow-up updates to provide a stable version of iOS 8. Apple released a number of updates including iOS 8.1, iOS 8.1.1, iOS 8.1.2, and most recently iOS 8.1.3.

The latest update reduces the amount of free space required to install a new update along with fixing other glaring issues such as spotlight not showing search results.

iOS 8 didn’t get the perfect launch that Apple would have hoped for. However, despite all the bugs and slower adoption rate, as iOS 8 install base continues to rise Apple shouldn’t have to worry about anything.

Just as iOS 8 distribution looks impressive for an update that was released just four months ago, Android’s adoption rate is in a dire situation. Lollipop, the latest version of Android operating system released in November, is installed on just 1.6% Android devices.

]]> 0 iOS 7 Adoption Rate Higher than iOS 6 in first 24 Hours Thu, 19 Sep 2013 20:06:57 +0000 Read More]]> iOS 7 adoption rate

iOS 7 was released worldwide on September 18th and according to a new report 36% of iPhone users have already upgraded to the new mobile operating system.

Mobile analytics firm, Mixpanel, provides an SDK tool for developers to integrate custom event analytics platform in the apps. The graph of iOS 7 adoption when viewed by hours shows how dramatically the launch suddenly resulted in the fall of iOS 6 share and thus increasing iOS 7 share.

Apple’s iOS 7 is a complete redesign of the mobile OS and features over 100 new user features. With iOS 7 now users have access to control center, new notification center, HD voice for Siri, AirDrop, dynamic wallpapers, FaceTime audio and much more.

Another repot was made public by ad network Chitika that estimates first 24 hours iOS 7 adoption at 18%. The variances in both reports is very high as each relies on the number of apps displaying their tracking code. It’s interesting to note that Chitika released figures of iOS 6 adoption which was 15% and on the other hand iOS 5 took five days to reach 20%.

Since the introduction of over-the-air updates in iOS 5 Apple has helped in accelerating the adoption rate of iOS. It’s very easy and quick to update the entire OS without requiring any cables or PC.

In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, Apple CEO, Tim Cook commented on Android market share and highlighted the issue of fragmentation. Even as Android continues to launch new versions it takes several months before users get the updated version as it has to go through several different network operators and hardware manufacturers.

Apple’s integration of hardware and software services enables the company to make new versions of the software available to all its users near instantly. During the special iPhone media event Cook shared that Apple is on track to sell 700 millionth iOS device in September.

]]> 0 iOS 7 Download Now Available Over The Air Wed, 18 Sep 2013 19:01:37 +0000 Read More]]> iOS 7 overview_features

iOS 7 is now available for download over-the-air for iPhone, iPad, iPad mini and iPod touch. Apple’s latest mobile operating system is the biggest update to the OS since the original iPhone.

Every little detail in iOS 7 has been either largely improved or given an all-new look. While installing the new OS you will also notice the new progress bar as the new update prepares your device. In the new version you’ll easily notice the changes in font, icons, gestures, motion effect and of-course over 100 new user features.

The year Apple’s mobile OS has been stripped off all the heavy textures and ornamentation and what we are left is clean and simple design. Even as the focus has shifted from heavy textures to simple UI, the OS continues to provide an essence of depth and succeeds in establishing relationship between different gestures and features.

For example, when you launch an app it zooms into view to occupy the whole screen and when you press the home button and shrinks back to its icon. This helps in establishing a relation between your action and how visually the features work. There’s also translucency present in the entire OS that helps to understand the hierarchy of menus and the entire OS.

In addition to a completely new look, iOS 7 includes features like Control Center, new notification center, new multitasking UI, improvements to Siri, pages in folders, iTunes Radio, live camera filters and much more.

A few users have reported issues when downloading iOS 7. Due to high download rush to get the new update, it’s possible that Apple’s servers are under a huge load. If problem persists, it is recommended that you close the settings app then try to download again.

Have you been able to install iOS 7 on your device? Do you like the new design and features? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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