Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s latest mobile operating system is making strides. The latest update iOS 7.1 is just two days old and users are already taking advantage of the upgrade’s new features.
Research shows fast adoption rates
According to a recent report from Chitika, the numbers are similar to the adoption rate of iOS 7.0.6. The company went through tens of millions of online ad impressions from iOS devices from March 9th through the 11th. They found iOS 7.x carried over 80% of all iOS traffic in a three-day stretch.
The recent Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) iOS upgrade includes a slight music app update which includes prominent buttons for shuffle and repeat, as well as the option to stop wallpaper motion. The upgrade also include keyboard interface improvement and improved Notification Center.
A closer look at the latest update
The Verge went more into detail on the matter: “Aside from the visual tweaks, iOS 7.1 finally includes a fix for something you hopefully won’t see anymore: random reboots that iPhone 5S, iPad mini with Retina display, and iPad Air users have been experiencing. Apple promised a fix in January, and the issues have existed since the launch of iOS 7, causing some devices running the latest OS to randomly reset for no apparent reason. Some iPhone 5S users have also complained of Touch ID issues, and Apple has tweaked the recognition to make it faster and more accurate in the latest update. If you’re stuck on an iPhone 4 and you’ve not yet upgraded, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has also optimized iOS 7.1 to run faster on iPhone 4 hardware. The same goes for older iPads, like the iPad 2, and third-generation iPad.”
This update also offers support for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s CarPlay, which uses iOS in automobiles. This feature uses Siri voice commands and prompts which enables users to use iOS without taking their eyes of the road. Ferrari, Volvo, and Mercedes-Benz will offer CarPlay support in new automobiles during launch. Other car makers including BMW and Ford will soon integrate CarPlay with in-car entertainment systems.