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Apple’s Cook: iOS beats Android by pushing OS updates to all users

Above: iOS 8 being shown off at Apple's WWDC keynote

Apple CEO Tim Cook came packing a lot of stats for the iOS part of the presentation here at WWDC.

The main point is that people are loving them some iOS in unprecedented numbers all over the world, and Android is a “hellstew” of malware.

Cook stressed that when Apple does an update to its mobile OS, it tries to get it out to as much of the user base as possible. Cook says that nine out of 10 Apple device owners now use the newest version (until today) of the OS, iOS 7.

He adds that 97 percent of iOS users are satisfied with the OS.

By contrast, Cook points out, only about one in 10 Android users are using the most current version of that OS, KitKat. More than a third of Android users are using an Android version from four years ago. This means that these users don’t get access to the latest apps, and, more important, the latest security updates, Cook says. He also claimed that 99 percent of mobile malware lives on Android.

Apple has now sold 800 million iOS devices, half a billion iPhones, 100 million iPod Touches, and 200 million iPads.

Cook says 130 million people who bought an iOS device during the past year were buying one for the first time.

 

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24 comments
Fernando Parra
Fernando Parra

Apple is more profitable than any other technology company on the planet. Money talks ;)

William Dexter
William Dexter

Is it me, or is pushing latest updates isn't a good thing? The fact that it's new and out doesn't mean I want to be an early adopter of buggy software.

Јім Мспіџєп
Јім Мспіџєп

Android allows drag and dropping off files from a computer and bitcoin wallet apps. So i guess now it is apples move to make another tiny usability tweak and make a big song and dance about it.

Preslav Rachev
Preslav Rachev

Google stopped releasing major updates al-ala iOS 6/7/8 precisely because of the fragmentation. Now, they have a much subtler distribution and update mechanism through Google Play Services. As long as your Play Services is up-to-date, you should be pretty much fine and good to go, even if you are running Android 4.0. That's, of course, assuming that you have the hardware capabilities to run some apps

Ta Wil
Ta Wil

I'm sorry apple is declining,they are trying to ride the great innovations and ideas probably stolen yah Jobs put forth.Why to think they bought beats for a billion?!

keith maxx
keith maxx

A classic case of Apples and Oranges. So Apple delivers 'revolutionary' updates say, oh, once a year. iPhone users are oblivious of the advances in Android features for some time. Then Apple finally increases the screen size of their smartphone that's been out for years. /sarcasm:off


Try again, Cook, try again.

Aaron Christopher Cohen
Aaron Christopher Cohen

You have to include every $100 Android feature phone in Asia and South America to make these stats work. Apple's stats are bullshit.

Callum Atwal
Callum Atwal

Ooooh, Ive got my big update of nothing quicker than a superior Android update

Mark Anthony
Mark Anthony

HAHAHAHAHAHA! "Your move" he says!!! LMFAO!

Mathias Amnell
Mathias Amnell

1st gen iPad? Are you serious? Thats a >3.5yr old device. Good luck finding an android tablet of that age with the latest Android OS.

Jerry Martin
Jerry Martin

So being realistic is leaving your customers behind? I paid good money for that and no other platform manufacturer says, you just can't upgrade anymore. They all have processing and memory minimum requirements but not 'you don't matter any longer'.

Maxime Calouche
Maxime Calouche

Android and iOS have a totaly different strategy. You cannot say iOS won because it can push updates faster, that dosen't make sense.

Mario Valente
Mario Valente

HAHAHAHA!!! "Your move, Android", seriously? :-) 85% of the market says that the "fragmentation" issue doesnt matter. Money talks.

Mark Pannell
Mark Pannell

Ahh, the naysayers and their antiquated hardware.

Jerry Martin
Jerry Martin

He can't say that unless the iOS updated on my V1 iPad.