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An analysis on Thursday by Chitika Insights claims Apple's new iOS 6 was installed on over 15 percent of compatible devices in the mobile operating system's first 24 hours of availability.

Ad network Chitika's analytics arm, Chitika Insights, sampled millions of ad impressions from Sept. 19 to Sept. 20, comparing the growth rate of iOS 6 to total iOS device web usage. After seeing a peak of over 16 percent earlier today, the adoption of the new iOS 6 has is now hovering at 15 percent.

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The full graph illustrates the huge swell in iOS 6 usage right around the time Apple released the OS to the public. Before the mountainous climb, the number of devices running iOS 6 was well below one percent, mainly consisting of developers using pre-release version of the OS.

In comparison to Thursday's findings, Apple's previous iOS 5 took five days to breach 20 percent adoption. If the adoption rate of iOS 6 continues, it is on track to outperform its predecessor.

Chitika also points out that a similar study found the adoption rate of Google's Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which is only compatible with certain handsets, saw a 1.5 percent in its first two months of availability.
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An analysis on Thursday by Chitika Insights claims Apple's new iOS 6 was installed on over 15 percent of compatible devices in the mobile operating system's first 24 hours of availability.
Ad network Chitika's analytics arm, Chitika Insights, sampled millions of ad impressions from Sept. 19 to Sept. 20, comparing the growth rate of iOS 6 to total iOS device web usage. After seeing a peak of over 16 percent earlier today, the adoption of the new iOS 6 has is now hovering at 15 percent.
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Source: Chitika Insights

The full graph illustrates the huge swell in iOS 6 usage right around the time Apple released the OS to the public. Before the mountainous climb, the number of devices running iOS 6 was well below one percent, mainly consisting of developers using pre-release version of the OS.


And Android has managed to update about 1.5% of Android 2.2 devices after 2 years.
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After updating, I wish I could downgrade our two devices to 5. iOS 6 is buggy as hell. I would wait for 6.01 if I were you...
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And Android has managed to update about 1.5% of Android 2.2 devices after 2 years.

 

"But unlike Android, this 15% is ALL that Apple will get because they ruined Maps."

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And Android has managed to update about 1.5% of Android 2.2 devices after 2 years.

 

That's inaccurate--and although some old devices do still have 2.2, they do still have the latest version of Maps! ;)

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And Android has managed to update about 1.5% of Android 2.2 devices after 2 years.


and the sad thing is they are sill selling phones with 2.X.

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This is amazing. I do not even know how this is technically feasible, since their data center does not seem to be operational yet.

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I agree that Maps in iOS 6 is sub par.

And I've posted this in the other discussion thread, but seriously, are there methods that the public can join in to help improve maps?...especially considering the fast/large adoption rate of iOS6 Maps.

If so, what are those methods?....and if so, how best to publicize these methods?
 

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After updating, I wish I could downgrade our two devices to 5. iOS 6 is buggy as hell. I would wait for 6.01 if I were you...

 

Which bugs? I've experienced none, other than

 

THE UGLY WHITE KEYPAD IN THE PHONE APP

 

Ok, that's off my chest. 

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I agree that Maps in iOS 6 is sub par.

And I've posted this in the other discussion thread, but seriously, are there methods that the public can join in to help improve maps?...especially considering the fast/large adoption rate of iOS6 Maps.

If so, what are those methods?....and if so, how best to publicize these methods?
 

 

It works well for me. I imagine it will for the majority of users as well. Of course, I never felt Google Maps worked that well for me either.

 

And of course, we'll only hear from the angry users.

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And Android has managed to update about 1.5% of Android 2.2 devices after 2 years.

I wasn't aware that Android was an entity, the responsibility for offering an update is that of the carrier and the OEM, not this magically person Android you talk of.
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What a bunch of whiners!!!! Google just lost millions of customers...

If you love Google, then use their maps with Safari... Or maybe try something new? There are a lot of Map Apps in the app store... Some are free, and do a better job than Google maps ever did...

I for one am glad Apple ditched Google... They are thieves, just like Samsung...
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After updating, I wish I could downgrade our two devices to 5. iOS 6 is buggy as hell. I would wait for 6.01 if I were you...

 

Yeah. The new App Store is quite laggy and stuttery.

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I'm sure Apple will get Maps improved. They just needed to get it as ready as they could for the iPhone 5 launch. It's just one piece of software, it isn't the end of the world. If Apple got every little thing regarding the phone up to the level that people expect, then they would have had to wait another year.

Look at Android. 4.0.4 has some many bugs and a friend of mine has a S III and STILL can't get an OFFICIAL 4.1 upgrade on her Sprint contract phone. she has dropped calls, bad cell reception, terrible battery life, texting problems.

I do get a LOT faster Safari speed than before. I mean, a LOT faster. Plus, there are other useful features that I'm finding out are much appreciated.
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I wasn't aware that Android was an entity, the responsibility for offering an update is that of the carrier and the OEM, not this magically person Android you talk of.

Nice try at avoiding the issue.

The issue (as has been explained to you dozens of times) is that people who buy Android phones rarely get to upgrade their phones. No bug fixes. No security patches. No access to apps that require a newer system version. None of the new OS features that are introduced in later system versions.

It doesn't really matter who is at fault. The user is screwed.
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After updating, I wish I could downgrade our two devices to 5. iOS 6 is buggy as hell. I would wait for 6.01 if I were you...


Please clarify.  I'm running iOS6 and it's been smooth trailing the entire time.

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The vast majority of iOS5 users will adopt iOS6 regardless of the gripes about the new Maps.

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I agree that Maps in iOS 6 is sub par.

And I've posted this in the other discussion thread, but seriously, are there methods that the public can join in to help improve maps?...especially considering the fast/large adoption rate of iOS6 Maps.

If so, what are those methods?....and if so, how best to publicize these methods?
 

 

You can "report a problem" just above the Print button, or install one of the Garmin, Embark app.  What Apple has done is provided a "hook" for third party data providers to show their info inside the Map app.  I think in the long run, it should be better for developers and consumers who gets the best data available.

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After updating, I wish I could downgrade our two devices to 5. iOS 6 is buggy as hell. I would wait for 6.01 if I were you...

 

Hasn't been the case for me... at all. What device are you trying to run iOS 6? Galaxy S III?

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i think that apple forgot that, unlike google maps, iMaps would've millions and millions of users since day 1.. users that were used to a good maps solution. there's no room for bugs on this sort of situation.. but the iMaps app has unlimited potential.

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I wasn't aware that Android was an entity, the responsibility for offering an update is that of the carrier and the OEM, not this magically person Android you talk of.

Try telling that to people when they're bragging how Android "the entity" is outselling iOS devices.

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Wait til they open Maps.

 

 

 

;)

 

But beyond *that*, iOS is 6 is quite awesome. Put it this way, even with Apple's Map app being the way it is, I'm happy I upgraded. There's a lot in iOS 6 to love. 

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I updated my iPad only, as I rarely use that for navigation. I am disappointed in Maps. Not upgrading my 4S until Google releases Google Maps app. Not gonna go without. Access on Safari or Chrome on 3G is slooooooooooow.

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Try telling that to people when they're bragging how Android "the entity" is outselling iOS devices.

exactly.. and "winning" even if only samsung makes money from it. and apple makes 4x more than all of them together (on phones).

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Which bugs? I've experienced none, other than

THE UGLY WHITE KEYPAD IN THE PHONE APP

Ok, that's off my chest. 

I've been using it since beta 1 and it's least buggy betas and GM I've used and I"ve used all betas since iOS 2.

The only bug I am experiencing, and have experienced this with iOS versions, is that if I make a call whilst playing a song after the ringer engages the music will start playing again but more muted like background music.

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Nice try at avoiding the issue.
The issue (as has been explained to you dozens of times) is that people who buy Android phones rarely get to upgrade their phones. No bug fixes. No security patches. No access to apps that require a newer system version. None of the new OS features that are introduced in later system versions.
It doesn't really matter who is at fault. The user is screwed.

Give him enough time and he'll blame poor Android updates on Apple.

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Not really any reason to upgrade an iPhone 4.

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How much does iOS 6 cost? As I recall, Leopard was pretty expensive.

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It's free!! Wow, a free OS update?? Mountain Lion wasn't free...

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I updated my iPad only, as I rarely use that for navigation. I am disappointed in Maps. Not upgrading my 4S until Google releases Google Maps app. Not gonna go without. Access on Safari or Chrome on 3G is slooooooooooow.

 

Exactly what are you disappointed in?

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Which bugs? I've experienced none, other than

THE UGLY WHITE KEYPAD IN THE PHONE APP

Ok, that's off my chest. 
I agree. I don't see bugs. Maps needs some help (although it is pretty good in my area) and the keypad is just awful.
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It's free!! Wow, a free OS update?? Mountain Lion wasn't free...

 

You're confusing me. iOS updates for iPhone are always free. 

 

OS X updates are a nominal charge.

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I updated my iPad only, as I rarely use that for navigation. I am disappointed in Maps. Not upgrading my 4S until Google releases Google Maps app. Not gonna go without. Access on Safari or Chrome on 3G is slooooooooooow.

Do you navigate with the old maps App? It was terrible at it. Ok for walking and transit, useless for driving. You would be better off using maps in safari.
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the keypad is just awful.

 

Seriously, my eyes burn. It makes me feel like I'm using an Android device, or I hit the wrong Accessibility option.

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Nice try at avoiding the issue.
The issue (as has been explained to you dozens of times) is that people who buy Android phones rarely get to upgrade their phones. No bug fixes. No security patches. No access to apps that require a newer system version. None of the new OS features that are introduced in later system versions.
It doesn't really matter who is at fault. The user is screwed.

Android users constantly get updates, I get updates to the core Google Apps quite often, this has been explained to your dozens of time. Yes we don't some OS updates, but we don't have to wait for an OS update just to update mail.

And again, how is the user screwed? You never seem to give a good answer to this, I am on 2.3 yet I still get all the latest Google apps (excluding Chrome), I get bug fixes to apps constantly, but somehow I don't feel "screwed"
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Give him enough time and he'll blame poor Android updates on Apple.

Unlike you I don't start abusing people for the heck of it. You have promised to ignore me, but you never do, why not?
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Originally Posted by WardC View Post
How much does iOS 6 cost? As I recall, Leopard was pretty expensive.


Leopard was the last OS to cost $129. Which wasn't expensive when compared to the other side. Snow Leopard and Lion were $30, and Mountain Lion is $20.

 


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Unlike you I don't start abusing people for the heck of it. You have promised to ignore me, but you never do, why not?
 

Don't be a masochist; you shouldn't be ignored! Just more accurate, is all.

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I bet the adoption of its 6 is slower that others over a longer period. There are heaps of people who won't upgrade because the crap map app.
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Android users constantly get updates, I get updates to the core Google Apps quite often, this has been explained to your dozens of time. Yes we don't some OS updates, but we don't have to wait for an OS update just to update mail.
And again, how is the user screwed? You never seem to give a good answer to this, I am on 2.3 yet I still get all the latest Google apps (excluding Chrome), I get bug fixes to apps constantly, but somehow I don't feel "screwed"

So once again, you're either not bright enough to realize the difference between an OS upgrade and an app upgrade or you're being intentionally obtuse.

I already explained your answer many, many times.

1. You don't get security patches for the older versions of Android.

2. You don't get any OS bug fixes.

3. Some apps (such as Chrome) require newer versions of Android, so you can't run them.

4. Any time an Android OS version introduces new OS features, you don't get them.

So, which is it:
1. Android is perfect and never had a bug or security issue - plus the newer versions don't have anything that any user could ever want.
or
2. Inability to update Android devices to a newer version is a real problem.

No more dancing around. Answer the question.
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I bet the adoption of its 6 is slower that others over a longer period. There are heaps of people who won't upgrade because the crap map app.

And yet it started faster than any iOS upgrade in history.

I think you're letting a few loud complainers skew your opinion. Most people don't have any problem with the maps app - and even if they do, they can still use Google Maps in the browser.
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I bet the adoption of its 6 is slower that others over a longer period. There are heaps of people who won't upgrade because the crap map app.

Well I bet you're wrong.
Apple are really good at addressing issues quickly.
6.01 will likely have it fixed. And it seems to be a problem for some not all.
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