iOS 7 already installed on almost 30% of all iOS capable devices : Update 70%

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    Sep 19, 2013 2:52 PM GMT
    In just 16 hours iOS 7 hit an adoption rate of near 30%. In comparison it takes Android about 2 years to reach a similar percentage with their OS.

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    US prosecutors praise Apple's iOS 7 Activation Lock, urge users to update

    http://www.engadget.com/2013/09/19/us-lawmakers-apple-ios-7-activation-lock/

    iTunes Radio(available on iOS7) is pretty awesome:

    http://9to5mac.com/2013/09/19/ios-7-how-to-use-apples-new-and-free-itunes-radio-streaming-music-service/

    You can finally blacklist contacts in iOS7

    http://9to5mac.com/2013/09/19/ios-7-how-to-blocking-facetime-calls-phone-calls-and-imessages/

    You can read the full review of iOS 7 here:

    http://www.theverge.com/2013/9/18/4741724/ios-7-review


    Update: its at 52% right now! Only 2 weeks later


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    http://appleinsider.com/articles/13/09/25/chitika-ios-7-passes-52-percent-of-devices-one-week-after-launch
  • rnch

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    Sep 19, 2013 3:11 PM GMT
    Opinions vary greatly on iOS 7.

    I'm going to hold off on installing it on my i-5 for the time being.
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    Sep 19, 2013 5:44 PM GMT
    I wonder what percentage of users dock their devices to a computer (and hence activate automatic updates) every night?

    Personally, I learned long ago to stand back and let a few million other people do the beta testing first.
  • rnch

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    Sep 19, 2013 5:48 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]mindgarden said..... I learned long ago to stand back and let a few million other people do the beta testing first. [/quote]




    Yes, my thoughts also.
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    Sep 19, 2013 5:56 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidI wonder what percentage of users dock their devices to a computer (and hence activate automatic updates) every night?

    Personally, I learned long ago to stand back and let a few million other people do the beta testing first.

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    Sep 19, 2013 6:20 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidI wonder what percentage of users dock their devices to a computer (and hence activate automatic updates) every night?

    Personally, I learned long ago to stand back and let a few million other people do the beta testing first.

    Usually it will ask if you would like to download and install the update for iOS. But if you don't update the first sometimes it will give you a notification saying it is ready to be downloaded or installed.
  • NerdLifter

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    Sep 19, 2013 6:42 PM GMT
    Number would probably be higher if their servers could handle the launch load. Roommate was so frustrated last night with the update download being stuck at "33 hours remaining", after having already spent 5 hours just trying to get it to see the update was available.
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    Sep 19, 2013 6:47 PM GMT
    LOL. You kids. Who remembers when an OS update required a large stack of floppy disks and took about two days?

    You'd go away for a couple of hours, then come back to discover that the whole process was hung up because they wanted you to "press any key to continue." You were supposed to sit there all day, doing nothing, and "press OK" at random intervals. I always wanted to hunt down the guy who came up with that idea and kill him slowly with a hammer.
  • neosyllogy

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    Sep 19, 2013 7:11 PM GMT
    rnch saidOpinions vary greatly on iOS 7.

    I'm going to hold off on installing it on my i-5 for the time being.


    I think it's always wise to hang back and let other's test the waters for bugs.
    That said, in contravention to my own wisdom, I downloaded it and LOVE it. (Well, I like it a lot -- allow me hyperbole. : )


    Aesthetically it's much cleaner and I like the look much better on my phone than I had on website screen shots.
    Functionally everything is the same or better.

    It's mostly not a big change, but lots of things are a little better (e.g. you can now make albums for your pictures, view them by date, place, etc.). Flashlight app is easily available. That kind of stuff.


    If you used Zeo (or other abandoned apps) this will probably break them though. icon_sad.gif
  • FitGwynedd

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    Sep 19, 2013 7:22 PM GMT
    I'm not updating it because I have an iPhone 4 and heard it got bad reviews on the 4.
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    Sep 19, 2013 8:32 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidI wonder what percentage of users dock their devices to a computer (and hence activate automatic updates) every night?

    Personally, I learned long ago to stand back and let a few million other people do the beta testing first.


    OS updates are never automatic, you have to manually download them and run them. The only difference is that since iOS 5 it is possible to run an update straight from your phone without going through iTunes so that made it a lot easier for people to upgrade. I know all my friends rushed to download the upgrade as soon as it came out, many of them experiencing slow download times due to server overload on Apple's end. I have personally been using iOS7 since the first beta came out 3 months ago(Im a developer) and while initially it was buggy as hell, this final release for consumers is incredibly stable and packed with countless features everyone has been requesting for quite some time.
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    Sep 19, 2013 8:35 PM GMT
    I'd have installed if I could... but I have an iPod 4G and it doesn't support it, blarghh
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    Sep 19, 2013 8:55 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidLOL. You kids. Who remembers when an OS update required a large stack of floppy disks and took about two days?

    You'd go away for a couple of hours, then come back to discover that the whole process was hung up because they wanted you to "press any key to continue." You were supposed to sit there all day, doing nothing, and "press OK" at random intervals. I always wanted to hunt down the guy who came up with that idea and kill him slowly with a hammer.

    That really made me laugh. Because it was so true. I still remember that huge pile of Windows NT4 install floppies I used.
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    Sep 19, 2013 8:56 PM GMT
    GoodGame saidI'd have installed if I could... but I have an iPod 4G and it doesn't support it, blarghh

    Which models is it supported on?
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    Sep 19, 2013 9:06 PM GMT
    What about Samsung 3?
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    Sep 19, 2013 9:56 PM GMT
    Turin saidWhat about Samsung 3?

    It still sucks.
  • onefortified

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    Sep 19, 2013 10:05 PM GMT
    Love the IOS7. The display is much more crisp and the design in general in better. I love having Itunes radio now.
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    Sep 19, 2013 10:31 PM GMT
    Took me less than an hour to download, would have been faster but I presume there was server overload yesterday.
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    Sep 19, 2013 10:36 PM GMT
    FitGwynedd saidI'm not updating it because I have an iPhone 4 and heard it got bad reviews on the 4.


    Same here, big battery killer. Will just get the 5s this fall. icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 19, 2013 10:50 PM GMT
    It wouldn't let me get it yesterday (showed no update). I think I'll probably hold off until the next revision.
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    Sep 19, 2013 11:07 PM GMT
    Here's the only thing I've seen about iOS7 performance on iPhone 4:

    Basically it takes an extra second or so to open apps due to waiting for stupid animations.

    Nothing else significant except some new features that the hardware won't support. Which is no loss, since we 4ites don't have them anyway. Their battery test only showed a fairly insignificant change, but they only tested one app.

    Unfortunately, the speed charts compare different model phones on the new OS. They don't compare speed on the same hardware between OSs.

    Anything else?

    http://arstechnica.com/apple/2013/09/new-lease-on-life-or-death-sentence-ios-7-on-the-iphone-4/
  • rnch

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    Sep 19, 2013 11:25 PM GMT
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    Turin saidWhat about Samsung 3?

    It still sucks.




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    Sep 19, 2013 11:28 PM GMT
    Turin saidWhat about Samsung 3?


    Except for the camera, I don't much like it.
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    Sep 19, 2013 11:28 PM GMT
    mindgarden saidI wonder what percentage of users dock their devices to a computer (and hence activate automatic updates) every night?

    I don't. Even when I connect my iPhone to my iMac it doesn't do a sync unless I manually select it. There not much to update anyway, since time sensitive info like Contacts, Calendar and To Do's, all go into iCloud on a continuous basis, for all our devices to share wirelessly as they occur in real time.

    About the only thing I update during a manual sync with the iMac is the iOS itself, and upgrades to the apps.
  • onefortified

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    Sep 19, 2013 11:55 PM GMT
    FitGwynedd saidI'm not updating it because I have an iPhone 4 and heard it got bad reviews on the 4.


    I have an Iphone 4 and no problems here.