Survey Finds Majority Of Developers Working on iOS 7-Only App Updates

Posted August 5, 2013 at 5:33pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 7398 views

Craige Hockenberry, developer at Iconfactory has asked other developers how they plan on rolling out iOS 7 updates, as Craige found support older version became very difficult.

Like many of my fellow developers, I am in the middle of an update of an app for iOS 7. As you’d expect, it’s a lot more work than previous versions of iOS. But results are stunning: both David Lanham and I have commented that our shipping version was “feeling old and clunky.”

While cranking along on the update, a couple of thoughts occurred to me: how many other developers were doing the same thing and were they going to commit fully to iOS 7? The depth and breadth of the changes in iOS 7 makes it difficult to support older versions of the OS.


Out of 575 responses, 545 developers indicated that they were working on support for iOS 7 -- an adoption rate of 95%. Out of those 545 developers, Craige looked into how many were going to require iOS 7, that is, drop support for iOS 6.

Half of the 545 developers (284) were dropping iOS 6 and requiring iOS 7.

While the methodology of the survey might not be completely accepted, it is clear that iOS 7 is seeing a large adoption rate among developers and users.

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ISMAELSANTOS - August 6, 2013 at 5:40am
AM VERY HAPPY WITH MY IPOD AND MY IPAD 4 GENERATION. I VOTE 100/00 IOS. 7. FOR. EVER. BYE. FROM BOSTON.
Saif - August 7, 2013 at 9:03am
Jaildreakme
Tom - August 5, 2013 at 11:08pm
I cant belive that an iPod Touch 3G's hardware is obsolate. Im on iOS 5, and cant even upgrade to 6. My good ol' iPod Touch 3G's back is made of strong chromed aluminium, looks great, protects the device just great, the current line is made of something in between, but the next one will probably be made of plastic :(
Tom - August 5, 2013 at 11:02pm
Interestingly the hardware's quality is dropping, but the OS's requirements are just growing. When will we reach a state when every HW can run every OS upgrade?
Oh snap! - August 5, 2013 at 6:20pm
Umm duh....
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