It was earlier in the week that Apple had officially released iOS 7.1 after what seemed like forever. While the update from iOS 7 to iOS 7.1 is not as dramatic as the upgrade from iOS 6 to iOS 7, it seems that there is a steady pace of adoption. In fact previous numbers released by Chitika have revealed that the platform managed to gain a 6% adoption in 24 hours.
Now according to the latest figures also from Chitika, they have revealed that iOS 7.1’s adoption rate is now at 18% after 72 hours. This is considerably slower than iOS 7’s adoption rate which sat at almost 30% adoption in 72 hours.
However like we said, the update is not as dramatic and while it does bring about several changes and new features to the operating system, perhaps there aren’t as many new features that would cause users to upgrade their operating system. There could also be other factors contributing to its slow adoption rate, such as the inability to jailbreak it.
According to the hackers, Apple has managed to close up some of the exploits used by jailbreaks to jailbreak iOS. While we doubt it would be impossible to jailbreak iOS 7.1, it has been made noticeably harder and it might be a while before we see an iOS 7.1 jailbreak.
There have also been reports that updating to iOS 7.1 will cause a battery drain on iPhones. So far there have been mixed signals about this as some users claim that they are not affected, while others have noticed that their battery seems to be going down a lot faster than before.
It’s not all doom and gloom though as iPhone 4 users are claiming that the update to iOS 7.1 has made their phone a lot better to use. Previously updating to iOS 7 would result in a less than optimal experience due to the new graphics and animations that would slow the phone down, but the changes made in iOS 7.1 have reportedly made it a lot better to use on older iPhones like the iPhone 4.