Feel The Fear: iOS 7.0.6 Adoption Rockets Following Countless SSL Reports
Apple released iOS 7.0.6 last week, fixing a dangerous flaw in its iOS that opened the mobile OS up to SSL-based cyber snooping. Though iOS adoption rates are usually impressive, it seems the countless reports warning users against the SSL flaw have propelled iOS 7.0.6 adoption into the stratosphere.
The news comes from Chitika Insights, which explains in a recent report that a mere 48 hours after iOS 7.0.6 was released, it was already powering 13.3 percent of North American iOS devices. This might not be as impressive as the initial adoption of iOS 7, Chitika notes, but it nevertheless indicates that “a majority of iOS users could be running the updated OS within the next week.”
Chitika's report adds:
Back in the summer of 2012, North American iOS traffic generated by users of another security-related iOS update, version 5.1.1, took close to three weeks to reach 58%. While not guaranteed, initial adoption figures make it reasonable to assume iOS 7.0.6 will reach that mark in a shorter amount of time.
In a separate article, MacRumors noted that as of yesterday, more than 60 percent of their readers were running iOS 7.0.6, indicating that adoption is indeed continuing to rocket.
This only spells good news for iOS device users; the more iPhones and iPads running iOS 7.0.6, the less chance there is of somebody falling victim to the SSL vulnerability. Plus, given that jailbreakers have the option of making their lives easier through installing a free SSL patch package, it's likely even more users have patched the update on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
If you haven't already, it's of course essential that you update your iOS device to iOS 7.0.6. Mac users must also install OS X 10.9.2 in order to patch the flaw on their machine; this update reached the Mac App Store a couple of days ago.
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