iOS 6 adoption above 15% after just 24 hours, report says

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
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.

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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  • Reply 1 of 58
    jragostajragosta Posts: 10,473member
    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, <a href="http://insights.chitika.com/">Chitika Insights</a>, 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.
    <div align="center"><img src="http://photos.appleinsider/12.09.20-Adoption.com.jpg" alt="iOS 6 Adoption width="680" height="367" border="0"><br><span class="minor2 small gray">Source: Chitika Insights</span></div>
    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.
  • Reply 2 of 58
    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...
  • Reply 3 of 58


    Originally Posted by jragosta View Post

    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."

  • Reply 4 of 58

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    Originally Posted by jragosta View Post





    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! ;)

  • Reply 5 of 58
    jungmarkjungmark Posts: 6,709member

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    Originally Posted by jragosta View Post





    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.

  • Reply 6 of 58


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

  • Reply 7 of 58


    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?

     

  • Reply 8 of 58

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    Originally Posted by valkraider View Post



    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. 

  • Reply 9 of 58

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    Originally Posted by drewys808 View Post


    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.

  • Reply 10 of 58
    jfanningjfanning Posts: 3,390member
    jragosta wrote: »
    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.
  • Reply 11 of 58
    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...
  • Reply 12 of 58

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    Originally Posted by valkraider View Post



    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.

  • Reply 13 of 58
    drblankdrblank Posts: 3,383member
    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.
  • Reply 14 of 58
    jragostajragosta Posts: 10,473member
    jfanning wrote: »
    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.
  • Reply 15 of 58
    sflocalsflocal Posts: 4,674member

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    Originally Posted by valkraider View Post



    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.

  • Reply 16 of 58
    jd_in_sbjd_in_sb Posts: 1,485member
    The vast majority of iOS5 users will adopt iOS6 regardless of the gripes about the new Maps.
  • Reply 17 of 58

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    Originally Posted by drewys808 View Post


    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.

  • Reply 18 of 58

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    Originally Posted by valkraider View Post



    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?

  • Reply 19 of 58


    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.

  • Reply 20 of 58

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    Originally Posted by jfanning View Post





    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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