iOS 6.1 hits 22% in 36 hours, sets some kind of record

iOS 6.1 hits 22% in 36 hours, sets some kind of recordIn a story that’s sure to irk Android owners (said in an entirely tongue in cheek fashion), Apple has fired out iOS 6.1 to a huge portion of its user base in record time. What’s Jelly Bean adoption at? Like, 3%?

Specifically, a whopping 21.81% of iDevice owners updated to the latest version of their beloved OS in just 36 hours.

That’s the story according to some guys called Onswipe, monitoring some 13 million iDevice users.

iOS 6.1 supposedly hit 11.35% in the first 24 hours, quickly rising to 21.81% less than 12 hours later.

The rapid adoption of iOS 6.1 is partially attributed to OTA (over the air) updates, removing the need to connect to iTunes.

Oddly, I didn’t get a notification on my iPhone 5. WORST. PHONE. EVER. Let’s see; what does iOS 6.1 bring?

For starters, we have LTE support for further carriers, the option for iTunes Match subscribers to download individual songs from iCloud, and a “New button to reset the Advertising identifier”. Whatever that means.

Of course, as Jan will tell you, you should always wait till these updates have been tried and tested by eager beaver guinea pigs. Y’know, just in case.

And just to clarify, I was merely ribbing about the Android thing. Fragmentation is a small price to pay for your choice and your widgets and your custom ROMs and that <insert winky face>.

via: TechCrunch

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dcx_badass  Feb. 2, 2013 at 01:10

What's the Jellybean adoption rate for Nexus handsets? I'd imagine very similar.

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 2, 2013 at 11:29

And Sunday is jailbreak day :D

Anyhoo... apparently the usual: a few 6.1 upgraders experience poor battery performance.
I suspect most of them just played a bit more to figure out what iOS6.1 brought in new features.

Also: if you intend to jailbreak, do not upgrade to iOS6.1 over the air!!!!!! Do the proper upgrade via iTunes. The evaders team highly recommend that procedure. The OTA update seems to have caused many jailbreak problems last time around.

Pondlife  Feb. 2, 2013 at 19:45

Wonder how many of them have even noticed the difference?

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 2, 2013 at 20:04

Wonder how many of them have even noticed the difference?

Not me :D


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