5 Companies That Came To Win This Week


Owners of Apple's mobile devices aren't dawdling. Apple's iOS 7 mobile operating system has been installed on nearly three-quarters of iPhones, iPads and iPods, according to stats released by Apple this week.

The figures, based on data collected from devices connecting to Apple's App Store during the week ending Dec. 1, show that 74 percent are now running on iOS 7. That's up 10 percent since October, Apple said. Another 22 percent are still running iOS 6, and 4 percent are using older releases.

While that's a win for Apple, it's also good news for ISVs that develop applications for the mobile devices. Having so many Apple customers using the latest software release simplifies their decision about which version to support.