iOS 7

Apple says 90 Percent of iOS Devices are Now Running iOS 7

Apple updated its App Store Distribution page this evening to reflect 90 percent of devices are now running iOS 7, based on App Store usage over a seven day period ending on July 13, 2014. To put these numbers into perspective, only 17.9% of Android devices are running the latest software, KitKate 4.4 as of...

iPhone’s Location Tracking Function Seen As ‘National Security Threat’ in China

Location tracking functions on the iPhone could pose a "national security concern", according to the state-run China Central Television (via the Wall Street Journal). The government-controlled organization criticized the "frequent locations" function, which tracks and records important data about the owner such as the time and location, included in iOS 7. Quoting researchers, the CCTV...

iOS 7 Adoption Rate Higher in the UK vs North America: Study

Before this year’s WWDC kicked off, almost 90% of iOS devices were running iOS 7. That was the Web traffic coming from North American iDevices, according to Chitika’s findings. The picture looks similar, but there are slight differences in other areas of the globe, says the market research firm’s most recent study. After analyzing the Web...

iOS 7 Generates Nearly 90% of U.S., Canadian iPhone Web Traffic Says Chitika

According to Chitika, iOS 7 adoption rates on the iPhone and iPad are all high levels ahead of WWDC 2014, based on their latest Chitika Insights study: With iOS 8 expected to be at least partially unveiled at next week’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), we revisited overall iOS version distribution on each respective device...

How to Fix Your iOS 6 FaceTime Issues? Upgrade to iOS 7, Says Apple

If you’re using iOS 6 and running into FaceTime issues, Apple says the only way to fix it is to upgrade to iOS 7, according to an updated support document on the issue (via MacRumors): If you started to have issues making or receiving FaceTime calls after April 16, 2014, your device or your friend's...

iOS 7 Adoption Reaches 87 Percent Based on App Store Usage

Today Apple has updated its developer support page, which shows that iOS 7 adoption rates have reached 87 percent based on App Store usage. iOS 7 adoption is up 5 percent in about two months and will probably continued to increase over the next several weeks and months. iOS 6 usage has dropped from 15...

iOS 7 bug Allows Anyone to Bypass Activation Lock [VIDEO]

One of the key security features of iOS 7 was Activation Lock, a feature hailed by US officials New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón. But it seems like there is a bug that allows users to bypass this security feature if they grab your phone. And they can do...

iOS 7 Adoption Rate Hits 90%, Android Kit Kat Stuck Below 10%

Real-time adoption stat tracker from mobile analytics firm Mixpanel covering a vast majority of iOS and Android devices, shows that almost 90% of iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices have already upgraded to iOS 7 while on the other hand, only 8% of devices running Google’s mobile OS are using Kit Kat (4.4) or higher, TechCrunch is reporting. The...

iOS 7 Security Deemed “Much Worse” Than iOS 6 Says Researcher

Apple designed iOS with security at its core. But as a security researcher unveiled at the CanSecWest conference this week (and in a blog post earlier last week), with iOS 7 the iPhone maker imposed some changes that make the devices running its mobile OS less secure (via CNET). According to Azimuth Security researcher Tarjei...