Only 14 percent of iPhone owners upgraded to OS 3.1.3

Only 14 percent of iPhone owners upgraded to OS 3.1.3
Still waiting for the next big thing, iPhone owners seem a bit hesitant in getting the latest version of the iPhone OS onto their phones. There is a new study that has found that roughly around 14 percent of iPhone users have taken the plunge in installing OS 3.1.3 in less than a week of its availability. The latest version of the platform brings forth a fix for the battery indicator, issues where third party apps would not launch, and patching up other security holes – nothing too dramatic that would cause instant installation from users. Mobile ad group Medialets reported the findings and also found that 72.3 percent were still running iPhone OS 3.1.2, 0.8 percent running 3.1.1, and 4.6 percent still holding onto 3.1.0. The statistics were obtained through developers’ applications the service tracks through the App Store. One good possibility why there was a lack of users upgrading could point to it ruining the fun for jailbroken owners out there – but the latest hacking tool was developed afterwards that allowed users to upgrade to Apple’s latest release while preserving a jailbreak and carrier unlock. After the wake of the iPad, there are many owners still waiting to see when Apple plans on releasing a dramatic update to the platform.

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1. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

not a surprise. everyone knows this was only a minor update.

2. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

or most people are smart and unlocked their phone for t-mobile and was smart enough not to install.

3. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I don't understand why Apple would want to get rid of it's loyal T-Mobile users.

4. mcmkone

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 24, 2009

It's true but that will soon spike again, you can jailbreak a Iphone on 3.1.3 if you have a Mac... look it up google it...!

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

once the hack becomes widely availible it will be installed. the only reason for this patch was to try to kill people unlocking it and going to Tmobile. It had to be something forced by ATT to apple, since apple is only getting hardware $$ now instead of a cut of the data, they dont lose anything by peeps going to Tmo.

6. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008 enough NOT to install!!..did you read what the patch fixes deschats!! fixes a security hack and a jap. keyboard fix FYI!!

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