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iPhone, iPad and iPod iOS 6 updates reach 100 million

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iPhone, iPad and iPod iOS 6 updates reach 100 million
The Apple iPhone 5 just beat the iPhone 4S sales record by registering 5 million sold units in its opening weekend, but that was short of analysts expectations. What’s not short of any expectations is the amazingly fast rate at which iOS devices are getting updated to Apple’s newest iOS 6.

Now, less than a week after iOS 6 was released, more than 100 million compatible devices have already been updated to the new version.

Apple is delivering the update conveniently over the air.

iOS 6 brings 200 new features, but the majority of them are little tweaks and the biggest change should come in an improved Siri app, deeper Facebook integration and a new beautiful but disappointing functionally maps application from Apple.

source: Apple

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posted on 24 Sep 2012, 09:09 4

1. wendygarett (unregistered)


APPLE IOS !!!!

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 16:44

13. jaoowolabi (Posts: 201; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


people should of got the 4s

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 23:52

17. ap1989 (Posts: 144; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


iOASS

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 09:16 1

2. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5461; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


"The Apple iPhone 5 just beat the iPhone 4S sales record by registering 5 million sold units in its opening weekend..."

But I also think that soon iPhone 5 may beat disappointment records due to easy-to-scratch, false maps and screen incompatibility with old applications...

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 13:29 1

11. synot (Posts: 88; Member since: 14 Sep 2012)


It didnt beat it because the 4s was launched in less countries than the I5 so they are on par contrary to Apples sugestion . more countries should give more sales than 1 million extra and especially with a newer and more improved phone .The 1 million extra phones for the i5 only accounts for the xtra countries added which in reality is a failure by Apple .Do the maths 4 million 4s phones in 7 countries =571,428.57 phones per capita and 5 million I5 phones in 9 countries =555,555.56 phones per capita, which phone sold more? The 4s sold 571 thousand and I5 sold 555 thousand phones . So 4s sold more phones than I5 for the same period of three days.If 4s was sold in 9 countries it would have been 571,428.57 times 9 which would be more than 5 million sold by I5. Apple is deceptive.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 21:05 1

16. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


i would not say it is "easy to scratch" -- it is no easier than any other material such as the plastic on many phones… obviously glass is the best substance, but i would rather have the aluminum than the glass (ie no substance is perfect yet-- maybe liquidmetal?)

and the screen is not incompatible with old applications… and if you take a huge issue with having black bars, i guarantee almost all apps will be updated by the end of the month

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 09:45 4

3. lunarts1621 (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 Nov 2010)


iOS users can't wait to upgrade to v6 because they just can't stand v5. Android users on the other hand are still satisfied with 2.3 and couldn't care less about upgrading.
iOS users = unsatisfied
Anroid users = satisfied

:-)

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 11:55

7. bucky (Posts: 1293; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


You satisfied because you already know that's about as far as it will go for updates.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 09:59 4

4. Apple_Royally_ (banned) (Posts: 42; Member since: 15 Sep 2012)


Everyone is and will be behind you Apple. Thanking Apple and steve.

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 11:35 2

5. ilia1986 (unregistered)


Oh.. so iOS 6 is now on 100Mil devices, huh? Well too bad.

Today I finally broke free from the walled prison! Today I sold my iPhone 4 and bought me a Galaxy S3! :D

Today began a new age - an age of freedom! :)

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 11:51 1

6. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5461; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Congratulations and good use of your Samsung Galaxy S III. :)

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 12:08 1

8. uzairkhan1994 (Posts: 17; Member since: 04 Mar 2012)


maybe you never jailbreaked your iphone...

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 12:53 3

9. guest (Posts: 91; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


I jailbroke my iphone prior to leaving iOS. Stability problems and incompatibility problems made me give it up. It was cool for a while but I need a full featured dependable phone and having to keep with all of the jailbreak bs was just too much. Besides I shouldn't have to hack my hpone in order to have essential features. Running Galaxy Nexus unrooted with the extended battery from Samsung and couldn't be happier!

posted on 27 Sep 2012, 01:49

19. uzairkhan1994 (Posts: 17; Member since: 04 Mar 2012)


well jailbreaking gives me all type of customization without expence of performance or lag.... and cannot argue at genuine android customization...

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 12:54 2

10. guest (Posts: 91; Member since: 13 Jun 2012)


Wow that's a lot of iLost

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 14:00 2

12. bubbadoes (Posts: 321; Member since: 03 May 2012)


thats a 100 million people lost using MAPS

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 17:15 1

14. Lakuta (Posts: 17; Member since: 16 Nov 2011)


iOS is the best OS out there.....thats why....

posted on 24 Sep 2012, 20:16 1

15. aoikemono27 (Posts: 177; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


Android could never achieve this. Many year old phones won't even be getting ICS, much less Jelly Bean.

posted on 25 Sep 2012, 03:31

18. Nocturne (Posts: 24; Member since: 21 May 2012)


I suppose when a software update is mainly updates for apps that cant be updated normally, and for bug fixes, it would be easy to roll out.

Even easier if older models dont get the full update but rather fragmented versions of it.

If this logic was applied to Android the 2.3.6 update for the Original galaxy S was equivalent to 4.0.

In that case any system app that gets an update will be considered just as "big" as a new iOS.

Its all about relativity.
Small incremental upgrades over 3-4 years, or one MAJOR update once including constant system app updates for as long as device lives?

If the features are comparable then really, having to wait years for a "new" feature is worse.

Android 2.2 > iOS 6 (in reality iOS 3.5)

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