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60% adoption rate reached by iOS 6 in U.S. and Canada after one month

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60% adoption rate reached by iOS 6 in U.S. and Canada after one month
Earlier on Monday we told you that iOS 6.0.1 will soon be making its way across the iOS ecosystem, bringing bug fixes to Apple's mobile device users. Which brings up a good question. After just one day, iOS 6 accounted for more than 15% of iOS device web traffic in the U.S. and Canada. So where does iOS 6 stand now, a mount after its release, in terms of adoption? According to the data generated by ad network Chikita and looked over by ts research arm, Chitika Insights, 60% of iDevices in the U.S. and Canada are now using the latest and greatest of Apple's mobile OS.

The Apple iPad mini should add to the adoption rate of iOS 6

The Apple iPad mini should add to the adoption rate of iOS 6

The adoption rate soared 10% higher since October 2nd, but has slowed down since. 'It is expected to soar higher again once Apple launches the Apple iPad mini, which will be introduced tomorrow. The 7.85 inch tablet will be loaded with iOS 6 which can only increase the rate. Chikita sees the rate moving up to the 70% level following the smaller tablet's release.

According to Chikita, iOS 5.1 still is found on a quarter of iOS devices in North America with 4% using iOS 5 and 9% still holding on to iOS 4.

source: Chikita via AppleInsider

Breakdown of iOS adoption rates (R) and daily iOS 6 adoption (L)
Breakdown of iOS adoption rates (R) and daily iOS 6 adoption (L)

Breakdown of iOS adoption rates (R) and daily iOS 6 adoption (L)


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posted on 22 Oct 2012, 16:49 2

1. cncrim (Posts: 879; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


This is only thing i gave ios two thumb up! Without a doubt

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 16:58 3

5. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15780; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


There's many reasons to give iOS a thumbs up.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 18:40 3

29. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


With iOS 5.0 update, my iPad 2 updated without any problems but I had to try a few times with my iPod Touch 4G. For iOS 6.0 update -- both devices updated without any problems. I really like the new features on iOS 6.0.

This is one area where Apple shines and Google's operating system fails completely -- that is allowing the user control over the OS updates. I have a Moto Triumph on Virgin with stock Froyo aka Android OS 2.2 and I am still not allowed to upgrade to the latest android versions by myself.

By the way, I went to the Apple store and I did not like the new iPod Touch 5G's home button because it of the way it clicks and how it responds. Looks like I have to buy a non-contract iPhone 5 as a device to replace my iPod 4G. I really want that A6 chip and greater memory to power the apps. And you can't find these apps on the android. I've made so much money from these specialized apps. Thank you Apple!

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 19:44 2

47. Kan_wha (Posts: 88; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)


At the same time, there are many reasons to give iOS a thumbs down. Each platform is with its strengths and weaknesses, no platform is perfect, as much as Apple would like you to believe.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 20:39

59. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


theres more of ios 4 than 5.1? i did not excpect that!

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 20:57

66. cncrim (Posts: 879; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


Finish though post# 1: as far push out updated i mean, as far as ios itself i said they are catching up. They are not the same as in 2007 or 2008.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 16:52 2

2. Ninetysix (Posts: 2516; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


1.8% adoption rate for Jelly Bean (4.1) is Pathetic. What's the excuse fandroids?

http://www.tuaw.com/2012/10/22/chitika-ios-6-adoption-rate-now-at-60-percent/

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 17:06 3

7. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 15780; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Watch the excuses come swarming in.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 17:30 6

10. rusticguy (Posts: 2828; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


Yes because Android is 2 years ahead of iOS already so even if it's GB it's better than iOS6. Just checked my server logs:

98.217.233.231 - - [23/Oct/2012:03:53:47 +0530] "GET /cron_image.html HTTP/1.1" 200 64 "" "Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; U; CPU OS 4_3_3 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8J3 Safari/6533.18.5"

(server on IST timezone) Still on iOS4?

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 17:31 6

11. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


What the purpose of iOS updates if iOS is always the same?
Even older versions of Android is far ahead from iOS.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 17:35 6

15. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


And still its a halfbaked unix darwin os. Hasnt it been 5years and even Wp8 is way better than your App launcher phone.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 17:42 1

17. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Atleast theres custom Roms. Ios don't have no devs community. Xcept cydia. Blame the carriers not Google for not upadating. And even ics is way smother than ios! When you swipe on the ip4, it feels direct, but when you swipe on ics its more buttery. Still enjoying crap html5.vs Flash. Just imagine the iphone4. Had Flash, it wouldev lag worser than worse.™®©

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 18:18

21. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


Troll u really hate iOS huh? Flash isn't even n androids future plans bro. It's dying off, there r so many websites I couldn't watch vids on that I can now, cuz they've switched to html5. It's the future, not flash.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 18:23 1

24. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


While there was no HTML5 Android was with Flash while iOS never had Flash. Now there is HTML5 and Android is losing Flash. iOS didn't had Flash when it was really in need while Android was with Flash!

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 18:24

25. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Dolphin browser. Skyfire and loads others. The world rruns on enriched Flash content website, even heavy hardcore games are run on Flash. Html5 has another 10 years till its matured. ®©

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 18:28

26. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


To run Flash it requires heavy hardware with huge power, thats why Droid sets sometime lag. No more it dosent, due to Quadcore cpu.®©

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 18:29

27. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


Troll u really hate iOS huh? Flash isn't even n androids future plans bro. It's dying off, there r so many websites I couldn't watch vids on that I can now, cuz they've switched to html5. It's the future, not flash.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 18:40 1

30. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"Flash isn't even n androids future plans bro."

Or maybe viceversa, Android is not on future Adobe's plans?

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 18:41 2

31. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


any new excuses?...

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 18:42 2

32. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)


> What the purpose of iOS updates if iOS is always the same?

That is a dumb comment.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 18:42 3

33. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


old excuse dude anything new?... take your time

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 18:44

34. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


And u said that to say what exactly? My lint was to illustrate that flash is dying off, android is now adopting HTML 5, iOS has stuck with HTML 5 from the start cuz they saw flash eventually dying off mobile. If u remember earlier this year that day came true when adobe said they would no longer provide a future for mobile flash. My point was not to jab android, jus to point out that flash is leaving mobile.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 18:46

35. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


Dude your really not making any sense, and I'm not gonna argue or go back n forth with u. I'm not here to diss android. Believe me on that.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 18:47 1

37. sithvenger (banned) (Posts: 371; Member since: 25 Aug 2012)


That was a good one

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 19:30 2

43. joey_sfb (Posts: 6338; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Fanboy and their strong dislike for anything different. There no words to describe your contempt for android. I know for a fact that each has its strength and weakness be it iOS, Android or Windows 7.5 We will see about windows 8 when it launch later this month.

I feel that its your own money spent it however you like maybe a spare lighting cable this month or perhaps a lighting adaptor, maybe both!

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 19:30 2

44. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


And what is so "dumb" ?

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 19:40 1

45. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"...cuz they saw flash eventually dying off mobile."

Disagree, at that time Flash wasn't dying.

"My point was not to jab android, jus to point out that flash is leaving mobile."

And my point was to show that Android had Flash while Flash was on the high demand while iOS never ever had it even if it was in high need.

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 19:42 1

46. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


because is not the same.. you hate Apple so you see it as the same, but realistically is not. thats why is dumb.. your hate for Apple blinds you

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 19:47 1

48. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


What exactly for you doesn't make any sense in my comment #30 ?

P.S.
I think you need some help, here is exactly what you need:
http://goo.gl/UqUqp

posted on 22 Oct 2012, 19:56 1

49. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Yes, I hate Apple as a company but my view on Apple's products are constructive and only from the technical side. And in my opinion (and not only mine) in iOS 6 there is ESSENTIALLY nothing new it is still the same old iOS.

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