iOS 6.1 update on 22% of devices in 36 hours, could be fastest update yet

iOS 6.1 update on 22% of devices in 36 hours, could be fastest update yet
You have to give Apple credit sometimes. iOS may not be changing all that much, but the company has set up a good system for updates. You may not like the tightly controlled ecosystem and apparent lack of free speech in the App Store, but the trains do run on time. It looks like the first 36 hours of release have been good to the iOS 6.1 update, which has already been installed on 22% of devices, and could be the fastest update yet.

The data comes from Onswipe, which creates touch templates for web-based content. The company gathers data from over 13 million monthly active users on iOS, and found that adoption of iOS 6.1 jumped to 11.35% within the first 24 hours of release, to 16.92% as of this morning, and up to 21.81% as of 3 PM ET today. If this adoption rate continues, it should make iOS 6.1 the fastest update yet, surpassing iOS 6, which got to around 45% of devices in its first week of release, and around 60% in its first month

Onswipe CEO Jason Baptiste posits the faster uptick is due to people being more used to iOS's new over-the-air update system, but we think it may also have something to do with users not holding back and waiting for Google Maps to return to the platform. 

source: TechCrunch

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32 Comments

1. blackice214

Posts: 168; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Time to update.

8. cheetah2k

Posts: 2146; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Shows how bad iOS 6.0.x was. People were dying to get away from it!

9. Aeires unregistered

iUsers desperate for change.

12. Nadr1212

Posts: 741; Member since: Sep 22, 2012

Listen to me, honey-booboo, there's no change in any of iOS' updates

16. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

why? other stolen features from Android? or more icons?

29. fanboysrdumb

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

actually it shows how easy it is to update and how fast when apple releases it this is how android should be. update released and you can update it right away. like in the Nexus line up. but not everybody wants a nexus. so android could do better and help people get faster updates. that would really be helpful and not be slaved to dumb greedy carriers. just release a update or a tool that can just update the release on all android phones. done deal. good job apple

31. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

dictate = easy to manage updates for 4 devices, crime (see Adolf. H.) choice = a lot of HW, more issues, more freedom, more difficulties still vote for more difficulties with freedom :)

32. fanboysrdumb

Posts: 44; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

you take what is good and leave what is bad. that is how you will be just. my opinions dont reflect apple as a company it reflects one positive note about their practice. and i feel as if android can do the same and literally dust apple aside. ofcourse android over ios anyday but still updates are soo hard to come by

2. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

In iOS 6.1 they even have added "Report a Problem" button for Apple Maps!

3. imsickwithsmartphone

Posts: 153; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

A lot of PROBLEMS!! XD

4. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Business strategy how to turn map bugs into the money: If Apple will hide advertisement links behind this button, then Apple could earn some billions from pay per click! :D

5. VJo003

Posts: 365; Member since: Mar 11, 2012

Impressive stat

6. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I agree, it is impressive, but not surprising knowing that there is not much different devices and update's size is conditionally not big.

22. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

The fact that google has a major issue pushing out updates to multiple devices actually shows a weakness in the own update format. Whether or not u have multiple devices, and large files...which r only a few Meg's larger than apples by the way and sometimes smaller u should still be able by superior design to update on a regular quick schedule. Remember I consistently use both, so I know. Your post only sounds smart, cuz nobody is challenging you. Your droider pals just agree, but google/Samsung/moto are horrible at updates. Only HTC Apushes them out in a decent time frame. Stop blowing hot air dude.

25. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

I meant only HTC pushes them out.

7. rudlie

Posts: 205; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

How many percent of android 4.2 update since release? How many percent of portico update right now? Only apple make the firmware update the best on earth and make android and wp look sucks

10. Corpsemaker

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 10, 2010

I don't completely disagree with what you are saying. I respect your opinion, but learn some ****ing grammer.

24. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

You told him to learn some f'ing grammer. FYI the proper word is grammar...learn some.

17. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

you know, its easy to produce iOS 3 to iOS 6 without any significant change..... ;)

23. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

Well said and that's not a fanboy comment, it's simply a fact. Apple updates faster overall. Now watch how many red thumbs we get, and the backlash that ensues.

28. xfire99

Posts: 1203; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Read the changelog for all iOS updates versions, then tell me what major changes are in all these small versions updates and what new features are it? Show me all new features in iOS 6.1 compared with iOS 6.0! Just buggfixes and VERY FEW new features. Just for add a number behind 6.x doesnt mean a s**t. Android 4.0 - 4.1 - 4.2 are huge different, compared to iOS versions and are just buggfixes.

11. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

They have update to 6.1 bcuz there is news that jailbreak for it is coming within few days...

26. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

There were few security vulnerabilities also.

30. Firedrops

Posts: 254; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

Exactly why I updated lol!

13. max9777

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 11, 2011

Actually No I users are not desperate for a change, 6.1 has been jailbroken, on all the devices I believe, hence why everyone is updating..

14. wildcard

Posts: 65; Member since: Jan 15, 2013

it have a lot of bug buying raid kill to kill those nasty bug on their phone lol

27. sithvenger

Posts: 371; Member since: Aug 25, 2012

Not funny

15. pholocity

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

i saw on the apple forum that some people were still having wifi issues w/ 6.1 i'm reluctant to have my wife and daughter do it because both of them suffered the same wifi drop out w/ 6.0.1 and had to get both phones replace after getting for less than 1-2 weeks -skeptical

18. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

typical haters dissing the Apple updates... of course is easy to talk bad about updates when in Android don't exist.. buying a new device is the only way.. or XDA for the few

19. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Im curious but its not like it is with Android because it has different producers and creators but only Apple makes apple devices. So, updated to the OS seems kind of obvious and unamazing. Am i wrong?

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