• iOS 6 is Already on 93% of iOS Devices

    Apple announced Monday afternoon at the WWDC 2013 keynote that 93% of iOS devices are already running iOS 6. 6% of users are running iOS 5, while 3% of iOS users are running another version of iOS.

    Apple quickly compared the fast adoption rate of iOS software versions to the adoption rate of the latest version of Android software versions. Android has much more diversity in software versions as shown by the graph above.

    OTA (over the air) updating may have had a large impact on users updating to later software much more quickly. Before OTA updating, users needed to tether their devices to a computer and launch iTunes to install an update, which was a major inconvenience at the time. Users can now update from anywhere, painlessly and quickly.

    Apple notes that users being on the latest software version is important for developers because it makes it easier for developers to ensure that users get the most features out of their applications.

    Sources: Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iOS 6 is Already on 93% of iOS devices started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 5 Comments
    1. 2k1's Avatar
      2k1 -
      Think I'm going to iOS 7 after hearing all this new stuff.
    1. regkilla's Avatar
      regkilla -
      Quote Originally Posted by 2k1 View Post
      Think I'm going to iOS 7 after hearing all this new stuff.
    1. Raptor2213's Avatar
      Raptor2213 -
      The reason Android is more diverse is because a lot of users cannot update to anything else. Has nothing to do with OTA. iOS would also be more diverse if Jailbreakers hadn't popped out the iOS6 JB as fast as they did.
    1. Keksz's Avatar
      Keksz -
      What about the iphone 3g? which cannot even run the newest iOS?
      Or the Ipad1? Which is slow with the newest OS?
      They are excluded? ;-)
    1. Colwood's Avatar
      Colwood -
      93% 6% 3% anyone else notice that
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