iOS 7.1

Apple: 68% of 101% of devices visiting App Store run iOS 8

Apple: 68% of 101% of devices visiting App Store run iOS 8

According to Apple, iOS 8 adoption is now at 68%. The last iteration of their mobile operating system, iOS 7, is at 29%. As for ‘older’ variants of iOS, 4% of people are still using a dates OS, according to Apple. The numbers detail a strong Christmas showing, too, with iOS 8 growing form 64% of December 22 — likely due to new activations. There’s more to the story, of course, but Apple is still wrong. We’re sure they know their distribution numbers, but they’re still wrong.

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iOS 8 adoption is much slower than iOS 7

iOS 8 adoption is much slower than iOS 7

All this chatter about iOS 8, and it seems everyone is slow to upgrade! Via several sources who track which OS is in use on their network, we find that iOS 8 is not yet widely used, and is seeing a slower uptake than iOS 6 or iOS 7 before it.

Chitika, Mixpanel, Appsee, and Tapjoy are all networks who provide information about OS use based on their ad networks. Through charts they have provided, we see that iOS 8 is on a slow march to its eventual takeover. There could be a variety of reasons for this slow iOS 8 adoption rate, which we’ll unceremoniously jump right into!

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Apple releases OS X 10.9.4 and iOS 7.1.2 maintenance updates

Apple releases OS X 10.9.4 and iOS 7.1.2 maintenance updates

At the close of the month, Apple launched updates for both OS X Mavericks OS on Macs as well as the mobile iOS platform. While Mavericks 10.9.4 and iOS 7.1.2 do come with a few, very few in fact, new features, the focus of the update is to address security issues and bug fixes, including one that was discovered shortly after the unveiling of iOS 8.

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iPad Touch ID incoming: iOS 7.1 reveals

iPad Touch ID incoming: iOS 7.1 reveals

It’s not long now before the next-generation iPad receives its stay of glory in the slightly more secure realm of Touch ID. An iPad with Touch ID would be marked by a fingerprint scanner embedded with the home button on the device, much like the iPhone 5s, and has been tipped to appear with the next generation of the slate.

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Siri Apple TV update incoming: tipped by iOS 7.1

Siri Apple TV update incoming: tipped by iOS 7.1

This week bit more insight has been dug up on the matter of Apple TV working with voice controls. This means Siri, of course, and it also means that Apple is ready to move forward with their previously smartphone-only system for smart TV.

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iOS 8 details leaked in WIP screenshots

iOS 8 details leaked in WIP screenshots

A number of screenshots taken with an iPhone have leaked additional verification of several future apps for the platform this morning. These shots were taken by Weibo microblogger TD Beta, a leakster who has (in general) provided well-sourced content in the past. In general, the takeaway here is not that we’re seeing finalized icon delivery, but that these apps exist.

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Chitika iOS 7.1 adoption rate has 5.9% of USA in 24 hours [UPDATE]

Chitika iOS 7.1 adoption rate has 5.9% of USA in 24 hours [UPDATE]

So you’re unaware that there’s a new version of the operating system your iPhone uses out there in the wild this week, are you? It would appear that approximately 5.9% of the United States are are both aware and found it important enough to hit the update button - or at least that much of America updated as of the first 24 hours of iOS 7.1 appearing for download.

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iOS 7.1 is here: Siri update, CarPlay added, Auto-HDR, more

iOS 7.1 is here: Siri update, CarPlay added, Auto-HDR, more

Apple has begun pushing out iOS 7.1, bringing CarPlay, new Siri features, and fixes to both Touch ID and the soft reset bug some iPhone and iPad users observed. The new software also adds more flexibility to iTunes Radio, Apple's streaming music service, as well as new camera features including an automatic HDR mode.

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