Apple has released iOS 7 to the public this afternoon. In just 3 hours 10% of the user base has already updated their devices. Were you one of them?
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iOS 7 now available for download [UPDATE]

iOS 7

Apple has released iOS 7 to the public this afternoon.  As of 4 pm EST it already has an adoption rate of over 10%.  That’s pretty amazing considering all the bottlenecks associated with an OS launch of this magnitude.  In just 3 hours 10% of the user base has already updated their devices.  Were you one of them?  In case you were planning on updating your device OTA (over the air) make sure you have ~3.4 GB of free space available or you won’t be able to complete the installation.  In addition, it’s always best to have your device plugged in, or have ~50% battery left in case it takes a long time.

iOS_7-adoption-rate

Earlier today we shared with you a few tips for preparing your device to upgrade to iOS 7, as well as how to download iOS 7 to your device via iCloud and iTunes. In addition, we also provided you with a beginner’s guide to help navigate around in iOS 7 for the first time–a road map of sorts if you will.

Some of you with developer licenses may already be running beta versions of iOS as well, and are uncertain how to make sure you have the most up-to-date copy of iOS 7 running on your iOS device.  Don’t fret, we have you covered, too.

If you haven’t already, update iTunes to version 11.1.  Make sure you have backed up your device either to the Cloud or through iTunes.  Select ‘restore your device’ to force iTunes to download the newest version.  Then re-install this version with a clean install or restore from your back-up.  That’s it!

Apple’s servers have been hit hard all day today, so be patient, and remain vigilant.  Or you can take the come-back-later approach, and wait until later this evening after the initial blitz of new adopters has thinned out some.  If you do not choose to utilize the OTA update capability, or if it just isn’t working because of the increased traffic, there is a direct download link available as well.

Over the next couple of days we will be combing through the changes and updates that iOS 7 brings to our devices and sharing what we find with you.  If you have any specific questions, tips, or comments please feel free to leave them in the section below or visit the forums and see what everyone else thinks of iOS 7.

 

[UPDATE]

make the 23% by 11 pm EST (10 hours in the wild)

iOS7-adoption-rate

 

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  • Wil

    I’ve downloaded iOS 7 for my 4S. Why can’t I see the AirDrop option?

    • Renkman

      AirDrop isn’t supported on the iPhone 4 & 4S or the iPad 2 & 3

  • Chuck

    Is ios7 available for iPad ?

    • Renkman

      Yes, iPad 2, 3, 4 and iPad mini

  • NightAngel79

    46 hours remaining for iOS 7 on my iPhone 5 🙁

    *sad face*

    • Renkman

      To download?! Quit iTunes, and start over

      • NightAngel79

        Not using iTunes. Just doing the download on the phone via wifi (with 20mbps dl speed).

        I left it going when I went to bed and when i checked this morning it still had 1 hour left. I left phone at home so it could finish while connected to wifi

        • Renkman

          YAWZA! I still would have started over. No worries for you now I guess. Took less than an hour for me later in the evening,

        • NightAngel79

          Thought about it. But it was ready and waiting for me when I got home. 🙂

    • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

      LOL

      • NightAngel79

        :p!!

        • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

          Why did you downvote me?

        • xD

        • NightAngel79

          Why did you laugh at my pain? :p

        • TheScienceEnthusiast1130

          No idea.
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          I am the same person that you had a discussion back at “Gamefans”.

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  • Zoe Hill

    Help, we’ve updated our ipad to IOS 7 but when we put in our activation lock number it would not except it, now we cant get on.

    • Renkman

      Have you backed up your phone recently? If so, try restoring as new and creating new password. You can always restore from backed up version too. Let me know if that works.

      • Renkman

        I meant backed up your “iPad” recently.

    • Scrotum Repair

      Except or accept?