iOS 7.1 Adoption Hits 5.9% in North America Only 24 Hours After Its Release



Apple released the final version of iOS 7.1 publicly yesterday, after being in beta for several months. After a little over one day, the update is running on 5.9 percent of all iOS devices in North America.

A report from Chitika, a search targeted advertising company, finds that adoption of Apple’s latest release is on the same track as prior iOS point updates. The company found that devices running iOS 7.1 account for 5.9 percent of the total iOS web traffic in North America.

In order to come up with these numbers, Chitika looked at tens of millions of Canadian and U.S. online ad impressions originating from iOS devices from March 9 until March 11.

The analytics firm also confirms that iOS 7 accounts for more than 80 percent of web traffic, a number which remains unchanged since the end of February.

Apple’s latest update to its mobile operating system brings features including CarPlay, enhanced Siri controls, Touch ID improvements, improved responsiveness for iPhone 4 users, along with further improvements and bug fixes.

The update includes a couple of user interface tweaks, including a new calendar month view, new keyboard typography, and smoother animations. The company has also addressed a bug that caused iOS devices to crash. The problem occurred with various apps, including Apple’s own Mail app, causing the device to reboot.

The latest update also reveals two new iPad builds, which appear to be for minor refreshes of the iPad Air and Retina iPad mini.


  • Scott

    I did the update no problems on my iPhone 5. My brother in law did the update on his iPhone five and it shut down….forever. He took it to the apple store. And the only thing that saved him was that he bought apple care!

  • Shameer Mulji

    This is why any time there’s a major update to iOS, I do a full restore through iTunes on my PC. It’s a bit of a pain in the rear but it’s safer & hasn’t failed me yet (knock on wood).

    For minor updates, like iOS 7.06, I use over-the-air updates.

  • einsteinbqat

    Did the update on my 4S. Everything is fine. What I don’t like is the caps lock state or pressed shift key. I believe that Apple should invert the presses and unpressed shift key colours.