iPhone, iPad and iPod iOS 6 updates reach 100 million

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



1. wendygarett unregistered


13. jaoowolabi

Posts: 201; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

people should of got the 4s

17. ap1989

Posts: 145; Member since: Oct 12, 2011


2. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 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...

11. synot

Posts: 277; Member since: Sep 14, 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.

16. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 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

3. lunarts1621

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 16, 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 :-)

7. bucky

Posts: 3776; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

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

4. Apple_Royally_

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 15, 2012

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

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! :)

6. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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

8. uzairkhan1994

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

maybe you never jailbreaked your iphone...

9. guest

Posts: 371; Member since: Jun 13, 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!

19. uzairkhan1994

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

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

10. guest

Posts: 371; Member since: Jun 13, 2012

Wow that's a lot of iLost

12. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

thats a 100 million people lost using MAPS

14. Lakuta

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

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

15. aoikemono27

Posts: 177; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

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

18. Nocturne

Posts: 24; Member since: May 21, 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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