iOS 7 adoption climbs to 87% in the months prior to iOS 8 WWDC reveal

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iOS owners continue to upgrade to iOS 7 at a sustained pace, with the operating system now installed on 87 percent of iOS devices, claims Apple’s App Store developer support tool. These figures come seven months after iOS 7 was released publicly in September of last year and a few months before its successor, iOS 8, is expected to be unveiled at WWDC later this year in June.

Unlike Android, Apple usually reports strong adoption of new iOS versions as the company releases the software to all handsets at once and offers backwards compatibility to a variety of older devices. While Apple enjoys strong adoption of its latest OS version, Google’s Android struggles in this area, with both manufacturers and carriers involved in the software release cycle. Goggle’s latest OS version, Android 4.4 Kitkat, is installed on 5.3 percent of devices, despite being released one month after iOS 7 last year.

The next version of iOS is expected to be a significant upgrade that focuses more on on functionality and less on aesthetics. iOS 8 is rumored to include an upgraded Maps app with enhanced points of interest, improvements to Siri and a new Healthbook app that’ll allows users to track health-related data.

Have you updated to iOS 7? Why or why not?

[Via MacRumors]