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Over 60% of iPhones have now been updated to iOS 6

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Over 60% of iPhones have now been updated to iOS 6
iOS 6, the newest version of Apple’s mobile platform, is now on nearly 60% of iPhones, merely days after it launched on September 19th, according to web tracking company Chitika. More than 45% of iPad users have also updated their devices to the newest iOS, and iPod touch users are also quickly bumping up their gadgets to iOS 6.

Apple has definitely managed to deliver a smooth roll-out of the newest version of its platform. With a single phone in its lineup and a reasonable level of carrier independence, Cupertino is the fastest company when it comes to updates.

Android is probably the slowest to get new updates, but when it comes to devices manufactured under the officially approved Nexus brand by Google, we’d say they are starting to catch up with Apple. Most others though, including some of the most popular Android phones offered on carriers, for various reasons, take monhts on end before (and if) getting the new Android version.

source: Chitika via The Tech Block

Over 60  of iPhones have now been updated to iOS 6

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posted on 03 Oct 2012, 09:35 13

4. wendygarett (unregistered)


APPLE IOS!!!!

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 12:41 1

43. darkkjedii (Posts: 12348; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


It rocks wendy

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 17:50 2

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


Attention Wendy!!!: U're an Apple wanna be!

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 09:38 8

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


Even Andoid 2.3 works better than iOS6 i gguess so who cares if updates are slow on Android ... it's same old SJ rant against android ... as a S/W person one is taught never upgarde unless it's broken ...

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 09:51 6

7. Doakie (Posts: 1304; Member since: 06 May 2009)


What gets me is the Apple iOS 6 installation numbers fail to tell you about the fragmentation that happens within that version. There are all sorts of features left out of the iOS 6 update on the older phones. THAT'S an issue, missing features. Check Apples support website to see the features left out.

support.apple.com/kb/HT5457

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 12:51

48. darkkjedii (Posts: 12348; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


But there r entire updates left off older android phones, Atleast older iOS devices get some of the pie. Older android phones don't even get the crust.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 07:53

71. dirtydirty00 (Posts: 260; Member since: 21 Jan 2011)


YA BUT MY OLD IPHONE BECAME SO SLOW AND BRICKED BC A NEW SOFTWARE UPDATE>... ITS BETTER TO LEAVE THE OLDER PHONES ON THE OLDER SOFTWARE....

THEY DO THIS AS IF ITS A GOOD THING ("HEY WE ARE FAST WITH OUR UPDATES") BUT IN ReALITY ITS JUST SO YOUR PHONE BRICKS AND YOU GET A NEW ONE.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 11:52 2

35. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1097; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)


oh man dont update iOS 6 is crappy and full of bugs! iOS 5 is much better!
Ah what am i doing? It doesn't matter what iOS the iSh33p are on heck they are all crappy and the iSh33p brought this upon themselves when they bought the iCrap!
Screw it who cares which version they are on...can anyone seriously tell the difference? They all look the same to me :)

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 12:43 1

44. darkkjedii (Posts: 12348; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Shutup meg

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 12:26 1

39. TheDude13 (Posts: 12; Member since: 11 Aug 2012)


is that the best U can do crying over the past 2.3?? what about the crappy ICS

4.0 Crap
4.0.1 Crap
4.0.2 Crap
4.0.3 Crap

the only so called stable version is 4.0.4 and after few weeks on release JB was around the corner ... and iOS released only 1 version so far and as always they will fix these issues... and the update is SLOW because there are only few devices which upgradeable and that is the biggest scam running by Android .... Which is really really pathitic, U buy a High End phone that will last for only 1 year top

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 12:48 2

47. darkkjedii (Posts: 12348; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Android users only wanna bash. They don't wanna understand.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 17:29

61. lilg29 (Posts: 89; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


I want to understand... I dont hate apple infact im typing this on my ipad but i just like the freedom android offers.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 17:33

62. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


mate android fanboys and ifans like you are all the same.....you say they dont wanna understand but all you do is praise apple and slate everyone else

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 09:46 5

6. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Therefore, over 60% of people are mApless, walking around aimlessly taking purple pictures and using the leaked light from their handsets as an iFlashlight while they cover up any factory dings, nicks and bangs with Apple-Approved Duct Tape sold only in the LooneyTunes Store. Hoooooray for them!!!!

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 10:14 1

10. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4332; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


You mean Apple-Approved "ACME" Duct Tape. lol

I personally know Bugs Bunny. If you mention SuperAndroidEvo or PAPINYC to him he will give you a 35% discount on their VERY best Duct Tape plus a free carrot.

Yeah PAPINYC I kinda ran with it. It was VERY funny.

+1 lol

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 10:20 3

12. wendygarett (unregistered)


A thumb up for you but...
Mordecai I love you, but please stop bashing on Apple, we just wanna a peaceful conversation...
Of course android done the update well but please give a credit to ios :)

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 10:26 1

14. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4332; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


I am not bashing, I am just having fun. It's never personal. You should know that by now.

I can give credit when it's due. It's just that iMaps is really bad. Once the application is somewhat decent then all will be forgiven.

You have to admit that what PAPINYC said was very funny.

+1 to you because you do the same as me also.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 10:37 2

16. wendygarett (unregistered)


Maybe I should hanging out with you guy more...

Probably the jellybean is too advanced to update early... But I think android users are patient and rasional enough to wait...

I'm very impress the jellybean update too, consider the huge android market share everywhere and 2% is enough to beat ios 60% :)

+1

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 11:07 2

22. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


lol..... "What's up doc'?"

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 11:15 2

26. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4332; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


PAPINYC I have about 35 Bugs Bunny cartoons in my Samsung Galaxy Nexus. lol

"What's up doc?" indeed!

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 09:52 6

8. moofoodooloo (Posts: 137; Member since: 04 Jan 2011)


yawn. the same old "trying to be clever hating Apple" shtick is getting so old.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 10:51 3

18. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3998; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


It's called denial. That's all it is.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 12:45

45. chaoticrazor (Posts: 2347; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


denial of what??

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 10:14 4

9. jbryant624 (Posts: 12; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


why so many people hate the truth. apple is doing great on rolling out updates period. that's something android manufacturers and google itself should work on and not only release a new phone/tablet with latest os out of the box. slow down with technology a bit, android is way ahead of ios i know but they should focus on an a long time issue like this. while i'm fine with 4.0.4, i'm still in hope of getting jellybean on my device before the next iteration comes out. not a fan of rooting and custom roms btw. as for ios, once untetehered jb comes out, i would definitely update to ios 6

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 13:42 1

55. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Apple is "great" (if by great you mean rolling updates with 200 "features" like a new shiny button and skipping up on these "features" for older devices for the sake of profitability") because it has to update 3 - 4 phones, 2 - 3 MP3 players and 2 - 3 tablets. Other manufacturers have zillions of phones, not to mention the different carrier configurations, for alot of them.

It's like saying that trains are great at rolling in a straight line. Well, duh.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 14:37

57. jbryant624 (Posts: 12; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


okay i have a 4s and bought an xperia s and galaxy s3. my 4s is on 5.1.1 jailbroken (i chose not to update because there is no untethered yet for ios 6) s3 is on stock jellybean and i have yet to root it (i just don't know how) xperia s is on 4.0.4 coz im still waiting on jellybean (or what they are cooking on aosp). you mentioned ios having only 3-4 phones to take care of. so samsung and the rest having multiple phones on their roster have an excuse for the delayed updates? it's not us consumers who want to dillute their products, it's them. my xperia ray(before i sold it) is on 2.3.7 and while i believe gingerbread is the most stable, who doesn't want an update? sorry but android should be sitting down on this problem and not release a krispy kreme yet

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 14:44

58. remixfa (Posts: 14056; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


just wanted to throw in on that gingerbread part. It is not as stable as 4.xx. Life is better in the 4's than it was in the 3.xx even though GB was incredibly stable.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 10:24 5

13. groupsacc (Posts: 232; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)


The only thing I envy about iPhone is this rapid adoption rate of new updates.

JB was released 3 months ago, yet I gotta rely on 3rd party ROMs like CM10, which is extremely unstable on my GS2.

Even the ICS which was released 1 year ago, they are just about to be released now for some of us, eg. Sony.

It's ridiculous.

Gotta buy a Nexus phone I guess.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 10:27 3

15. lyndon420 (Posts: 1782; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Anyone know where I can get some shiny apple stickers? I want to put one on the back of my One X to see if I can confuse people into thinking I have the latest and greatest from apple.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 11:12 2

25. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


and how are you going to explain the forceclosing???

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 11:16 2

28. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5493; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


When you have Apple sticker on the back no one cares about "force closing". ;)

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 11:26 1

31. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


just because is normal on the Android world doesnt mean is normal on other OS..

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 11:41 1

33. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5493; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


No it is not normal in Android world too, but if it was on iOS world then it would be normal for Apple lovers. Same as Apple says that purple tints on Apple iPhone 5 pictures is the camera's normal behavior or same as Apple says that iPhone 5 scratches out of the box are also normal...

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 12:17 1

38. infinitemethod (Posts: 138; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


Which phones still force close a lot? I haven't ran into that in about 3 years. Also, the one Apple device in my family seems to do something like that all the time now.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 12:45

46. moofoodooloo (Posts: 137; Member since: 04 Jan 2011)


3 years? Really? Dating back to 1.9? Never a force close?

If you believe that, I have some ocean front property in Idaho you might be interested in.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 12:56 1

49. infinitemethod (Posts: 138; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


Hmm, had Gingerbread on my HTC Evo and it never force close. Sorry to disappoint.....

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 13:11

52. moofoodooloo (Posts: 137; Member since: 04 Jan 2011)


Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 14:45 2

59. remixfa (Posts: 14056; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


yea, I also remember all the wide reports of force closing on iOS5, and while I havent checked in on it, I bet the same is going on with iOS6. People that pretend apple is somehow magically stable just have their eyes closed.

Nothing like good ol fashioned "compatibility bars" for apps either eh? Ahh.. nothing like black bars on the top n bottom of the screen since iOS apps can not dynamically adjust to resolutions like Android apps can.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 15:48

60. moofoodooloo (Posts: 137; Member since: 04 Jan 2011)


Can you provide some of these "wide reports" of Apple force close articles? The difference in app crashing between my work iPhone and personal S3 are night and day.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 17:46

63. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5493; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"The difference in app crashing between my work iPhone and personal S3 are night and day."

Statistics says that iOS apps tends to crash three times more than Android apps.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 18:02

66. moofoodooloo (Posts: 137; Member since: 04 Jan 2011)


Until these hilarious statistics are backed up by facts, I'll assume they are being pulled out of fanboys assess.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 18:49

67. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5493; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Statistics made by analytics company: www.crittercism.com

Here: http://www.forbes.com/sites/tomiogeron/2012/02/02/does-ios-crash-more-than-android-a-data-dive/

So, gonna close eyes and ignore it further?

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 21:25

69. moofoodooloo (Posts: 137; Member since: 04 Jan 2011)


As quoted from your article..

So what does all this data mean? On a basic level, you can see that iOS apps crashed more than Android apps during this time period. But Crittercism’s Levy cautions that this doesn’t necessarily mean that overall iOS apps crash more than Android apps. That’s because Apple had recently released a new version iOS 5 in October. Android’s new Ice Cream Sandwich operating system (Android 4.0), meanwhile, had not been widely released on phones yet at the time of this study. “I expect as Ice Cream Sandwich just launched and the new Nexus S phone launched (during the study), we’ll expect the same situation to occur (with Android) as what happened (with iOS),” Levy says.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 07:54

72. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5493; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Ok, I see that you decide to ignore that.

This quotation from the article is just a author's interpretation and nothing more.
We clearly can see what statistics says, they says that iOS apps tend to crash three times more than Android apps and this doesn't matter how you will try to turn that.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 09:03

73. moofoodooloo (Posts: 137; Member since: 04 Jan 2011)


Oh so it's justifiable to base facts off of whatever a piechart tells you. Perhaps in the rest of the article you didn't read, the author stated that the numbers were bulls*it and the graph was made by his sixth grade son in computer class. But because it looks official and was published in Forbes, one of the leaders in mobile technology analysis, it's completely legitimate. Sounds good.

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 09:44

75. remixfa (Posts: 14056; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


sad fact of misinterpetation.

When google released 4.0 there were some compatibility issues that were very quickly resolved. 4.1 has no such issues. Also, by the time 4.0/4.1 take large chunks of the android pie any compatibility will be long gone. All you have to do is pay attention to the nexus threads online to see if there is an issue. I've been running 4.0 since what.. last december. I dont remember the last time I faced a compatibility issue for an app.. maybe ... last december?

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 20:39 1

68. lyndon420 (Posts: 1782; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Google it. Bahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!

posted on 04 Oct 2012, 09:42

74. remixfa (Posts: 14056; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


google search is your friend.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 12:58 1

50. xfire99 (Posts: 560; Member since: 14 Mar 2012)


Always misleading this kind of rapport, no mentions about what models got updated and never a singel word about all the missing features that will be left out. Updating just give u a higher number of iOS on the phone, not all the features that come along and what the purpose to update then?
Apple are very good at deceiving peoples and they just got no clue about it.

Older android phones can update to latest if wanted, but alot of features will be cut offed (like iOS to older iDevices) and who want to update, if cant get all the features?
XDA have showed it can be done and not only iDevices.
But no one want a new OS if cant get all the new features.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 13:14

53. hobble (Posts: 130; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


I've never had an iphone returned, until iOS 6.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 13:20 1

54. jibraihimi (Posts: 695; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


Ooh elusive Jelly Bean where are you...??? My Galaxy note is eagerly waiting for you.........

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 14:06

56. wsucoug13 (Posts: 164; Member since: 04 May 2012)


This may be true, but only devices with a dual core processor can support all the features of iOS6. Since iOS6 really isn't that much of an improvement, iOS6 lacking new features = iOS5.

posted on 03 Oct 2012, 17:53 2

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


Apparently Ifans will do anything to keep their precious, little company happy :/

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