Apple today updated its iOS adoption numbers, as measured by usage of its App Store and presented on the support page for developers. iOS 7 has now hit the 80 percent mark while iOS 6 has slipped to 17 percent.
Apple first reported iOS numbers based on App Store usage on December 1, 2013, when 74 percent of users were on iOS 7, 22 percent were on iOS 6, and 4 percent were on earlier versions. At the end of December, those figures were updated to 78 percent, 18 percent, and 4 percent, respectively. Only 3 percent of iOS users are now on iOS 5 or below.
As iOS 7 adoption numbers grow, iOS 6 usage continues to drop, and the older operating system is now installed on just 17 percent of devices. Three percent of devices also continue use even older versions of iOS.