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

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



65. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

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

56. wsucoug13

Posts: 164; Member since: May 04, 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.

54. jibraihimi

Posts: 816; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

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

53. hobble

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

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

50. xfire99

Posts: 1207; Member since: Mar 14, 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.

13. groupsacc

Posts: 232; Member since: Feb 28, 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.

9. jbryant624

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 01, 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

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.

57. jbryant624

Posts: 12; Member since: Oct 01, 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

58. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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.

8. moofoodooloo

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 04, 2011

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

18. Mxyzptlk unregistered

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

45. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

denial of what??


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 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!!!!

10. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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

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 :)

14. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 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.

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


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

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

26. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

PAPINYC I have about 35 Bugs Bunny cartoons in my Samsung Galaxy Nexus. lol "What's up doc?" indeed!

5. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 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 ...

7. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 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

48. darkkjedii

Posts: 31809; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

71. dirtydirty00

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 21, 2011


35. PhenomFaz

Posts: 1236; Member since: Sep 26, 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 :)

44. darkkjedii

Posts: 31809; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Shutup meg

39. TheDude13

Posts: 12; Member since: Aug 11, 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

47. darkkjedii

Posts: 31809; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

61. lilg29

Posts: 89; Member since: Sep 14, 2011

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

62. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 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

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