Apple iOS 6.1 Adoption Fastest Yet: 22 % Users Hit Upgrade in 36 hours

By Gizbot Bureau

    iOS 6.1, the latest update of the OS had been rolled out just a few days ago. The upgrade provided support only for LTE carriers on a global level as well as the facility to buy movie tickets through Siri in U.S. Nevertheless, the operating system has seen tremendous adoption in iOS devices like iPads, iPod touch and iPhones. According to Onswipe, the adoption of the updated OS saw a rise from 11.35 % in the first day to 21.84 % by 3 PM ET on January 30.


    Onswipe creates touch templates intended for web-based content. Onswipe has been gathering the adoption rate data from more than 13 million active iOS users in a month. This number has been a significant increase from the 10 million active iOS users available the previous month.

    Apple iOS 6.1 Adoption Fastest Yet: 22 % Users Hit Upgrade in 36 hours

    This huge number provides sizeable statistical pool from where Onswipe can draw its conclusions. According to Jason Baptiste, CEO of Onswipe, iOS users have been upgrading faster this time as per the company's study of the iOS adoption curves.

    iOS 6 update had 44.58% people getting on board in just a week. Judging by the current adoption of iOS 6.1, the figures are going to surpass that of iOS 6 adoption if the current momentum id maintained. Baptiste attributes this trend to Apple's over-the-air (OTA) update mechanism incorporated since the arrival of iOS 5 in October 2011. Users have had ample time to familiarize themselves with the mechanism due to which the current trend of adoption has been manifested.

    The large adoption rate among iOS users is good news for developers as they can focus on developing apps and experiences on iOS for a large customer base in one go. Android Jelly Bean which had been released back in July 2012 has only 10 percent Android users on it.

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