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iOS 6 is now on 300 million devices, 60% of all existing iOS gadgets

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iOS 6 is now on 300 million devices, 60% of all existing iOS gadgets
As Apple rolls out the iOS 6.1 update to devices, it has revealed some interesting numbers about the migration to iOS 6.0. The platform is now running on more than 300 million devices in just five months after the release of the update.

Apple’s marketing head Phil Schiller says this “may be the most popular new version of an OS in history.”

Last week, Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook mentioned that overall 500 million iOS devices have been sold across the globe so far.

This would mean that the 300 million running the latest iOS 6 make up 60% of the total installed base, definitely a huge number that clearly shows Apple’s attempts to not let its mobile operating system get fragmented.

We’d attribute this high adoption rate to the easy over-the-air installation process and the simply no-sync updating.

source: Apple

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posted on 29 Jan 2013, 03:18 3

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


I'm oNe oF ThE iOS6 uSeR :)

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 03:27 4

3. thelegend6657 (unregistered)


Me too , but some apps at the apps store are still not optimised for the iPhone 5's display .
iOS apps should be like android apps , most android apps are scalable so they work in a variety of resolutions from WXGA to full HD

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 07:41

12. darkkjedii (Posts: 10977; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Me too

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 03:24

2. Venuramax (Posts: 17; Member since: 10 Nov 2011)


ios 6.0.1 is running on my iPad 2. Hope to upgrade to the 6.1 after the untethered jailbreak released.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 03:53 4

4. imsickwithsmartphone (Posts: 153; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Apple’s marketing head Phil Schiller says this “may be the most popular new version of an OS in history.”
ssshhhh....same old marketing again...

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 04:25 2

7. frydaexiii (Posts: 1231; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Maybe if Apple didn't stuff the update in their iFans faces thru iTunes everytime they want to transfer files, it wouldn't be.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 07:41

13. darkkjedii (Posts: 10977; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Shutup meg. In my Peter Griffin voice

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 04:14 4

5. chie1978 (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)


My girlfriend asked me 1 hour ago, shall I update to 6.1?
My answer: It can't get any worse, can it?
My point is: maybe ios 6, 6.0.1, 6.0.2 is so bad, people are just hungry for a solution.
I know at least 3 of my collegues hasn't updated their iphones. They have iphone 4 & 4s. Not saying much, but at least those devices "just work".
I'm not a techie, but I don't think those Apple software people know what they are doing. When was the last time an IOS version has no problems with wifi or battery ( 2 of the most important items on a smartphone, don't you think)
This comes from a die-hard Android user of 3 years; so I'm a little biased.
My girlfriend has bought the 3g, 3gs, and now the Iphone 5. The apple universe and omg I-TUNES is a very familiar enemy of mine.
Iám from the Netherlands, so English is not my native language.
I truly hope IOS 6.1 brings better battery life and wifi to Iphone 5, but I doubt it. I would like to say i've lost faith in Apple, but i never had faith in them in the first place.
PS: I am an Apple hater for 20 years, but I base my hatred on my experiences.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 05:42 2

8. ottje (Posts: 22; Member since: 18 Dec 2012)


Am with you man...Apple don't understand why many iFans update their devices anytime there is a new update...well they are expecting something new to make their old boring OS look refreshed but still nothing to go home with. They can brag about millions iFans updating their iDevices but the truth is these people just update in hoping for " ".yes nothing new, in the end disappointment of same old boring OS.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 06:32

10. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


I'm on ios 6.0.1 and my wifi works great and battery life is superb. I don't know of these problems you speak of.
You're just hatting to hate but when you keep your mind open you might have a truer perspective on things.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 10:32 1

16. chie1978 (Posts: 2; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)


i got one simple question. Can you define great for me?
Don't give me the ; it can last for one day. What do you do with it?
My girlfriend's iphone 5 after intense use ( wifi games internet) 4 & a half hours. That's a little bit better than my Xperia S. That's just pathetic. Although my Xperia cost me 570 with subscription. Iphone 5 cost me 705 Euro's WITHOUT subscription. My gf says iphone on wifi is much better for battery life instead of 3g.
Iphone 5 with 3g: one day without extensive use.
Iphone 5 with wifi: no way it can last a day without extensive use.
Iphone extensive use? Forget about it.
FYI: I also own a Ipad (newer or 4 or whatever, the newest thanks to my gf) That battery life is great.
QWhen u say Iphone 5's battery is great, I can't stop laughing( or crying).
I want all my money back; Steve Jobs. I'll see you in hell or heaven; u can count on it

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 08:26

15. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)


The iPhone runs on a tiny 1400mAh battery. Quite pathetic (to me). Apple wanted to make a lightweight, elegant phone; so that meant a small battery for the consumer. I think it's pretty stupid (with the iPhone 5) to have a 1400mAh battery trying to push a dual-core processor and 1GB RAM (not to mention the display). They got away with it in the iPhone 4--which had only a single-core processor and 512MB RAM, and without the Retina display.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 17:02

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


iPhone 4 debuted the retina display...Einstein.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 04:19 1

6. frydaexiii (Posts: 1231; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)


Once again, all this is only in name...iOS 6 on the iPhone 3GS, 4, 4S and 5 all run different levels of iOS 6 (With iPhone 5 running a full version while the features gets stripped more and more down the line), with the 3GS hardly even getting an update other than a new crapware from Apple...

As much as I hate Android being fragmented, I'm glad that Google and the OEMs don't lie thru their teeth and give every phone a so called "Android 4.2" upgrade the same way Apple does.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 06:34 1

11. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


I rather have a cut down update then no update at all. The reason apple can update their phone's so easily is because they can taylor the update to each phone's specifications. They might abuse this sometimes to sell new product but they are trying to make money after all.

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 06:12 1

9. techspace (Posts: 616; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


ios 6.1 is very smooth and fast,its faster than ios 6........i have used it and i feel that ios 6.1 is the fastest,smoothest and the most stable OS in the world(even on my ipod touch 4g), you can't ask for more in terms of performance , i have noticed that some people didn't want to install ios 6.1(on ipod touch 4g) because they felt that it could make their device run slowly, thankfully, this appears to be the fastest version of ios on the ipod touch 4g
ios is very good, unfortunately, apple doesn't make full use of it......anyways, we can do it ourselves with an untethered jailbreak on sunday!!!!!

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 08:15

14. centurion (Posts: 25; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


my daugther upgrade her apple phone to ios 6.1 an told me that the updated is the same has the ios 5.1an now she want me to by her a new phome ,so l told her to wait for the new blackberry Z10 or l will buy her the SGS3 that her choices

posted on 29 Jan 2013, 10:41

17. robocopvn (Posts: 179; Member since: 10 Mar 2010)


it this something called fragmentation ?

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