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| September 26, 2013
One Week Later, iOS 7 Powers 52 Percent Of North American iDevices
It looks like adoption of iOS 7 is continuing to rocket. According to new data from Chitika, one week after its launch the new mobile OS is powering an impressive 52 percent of North American iDevices. More precisely, 51.8 percent of North American Web traffic analyzed by Chitika on Wednesday, Sept. 25 was attributed to an iOS 7-powered iDevice (see above). As such, iOS 7 adoption is continuing to outperform that of iOS 6: last year, seven days into the availability of iOS 6, Chitika notes that a lesser 47.0 percent of iDevice users had upgraded to the new operating system. [caption id="attachment_467912" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] The first 48 hours.[/caption] Adoption of iOS 7 overtook that of Android's latest Jelly Bean update in a matter of hours, and it wasn't long before more iDevices were running iOS 7, rather than iOS 6. In a recent press release, Apple confirmed that more than 200 million iDevices are now running the seventh iteration of its iOS, making iOS 7 the fastest software upgrade in history. In the same press release, the Cupertino, Calif. company announced that it sold more than 9 million iPhones over its iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c launch weekend, making the last week something of a record-breaking period for Apple. See also: Shadowrun Returns At Last: Classic Tabletop RPG Finally Arrives On iOS, Pocket Read-Later App Finally Adds The One Feature I've Long Been Waiting For, and Papa Sangre Sequel To Star None Other Than Famed English Actor Sean Bean.