Apple finally released iOS 7 to the public yesterday. The update was first unveiled back in June, after which it went through a lengthy beta phase. Over 200 new features are included in iOS 7 apart from an all new user interface. iOS 7 has been dubbed as the biggest change made to Apple’s mobile platform ever. Naturally, there was a lot of excitement surrounding the release. As word broke of the release yesterday, millions of users around the world queried Apple’s servers for the update. According to a web analytics firm called Chitika, first day adoption of iOS 7 stands at 18 percent, more than that of iOS 6 which account for 14.8 percent of all iOS devices on the day of its release last year.

The firm says that iOS 7 is likely to surpass Android Jelly Bean’s adoption rate of 45 percent, last measured on September 4th. That particular version was released last year, iOS 7 is expected to account for more than that on Apple’s mobile devices in significantly less time. Chitika bases this number on more than 300 million online ad impressions from North America, cross referenced with global web usage. Chitika isn’t the only one making predictions, One firm claims iOS 7 is now running on 35.4 percent while the other says that its running on 24.9 percent of all iOS devices.

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