iOS 6 Breaks Adoption Rate Record

Apple's new, buggy maps have been getting a lot of negative attention recently, but talk is cheap. Even with all that whining, iOS 6 has proven to be the most quickly adopted version of the operating system, 122 per cent faster than its predecessor iOS 5. Where it took iOS 5 five days to gain a 20 per cent share of traffic, it took iOS 6 just over one day.

There are, of course, a number of factors at play. The fact that users could update to iOS 6 over the air made it that much easier to move on to the next version. In addition to that, all the iPhone 5's activated on release day yesterday are iOS 6 devices, which certainly provided a boost to the amount new-version traffic out there.

While complaints about Apple Maps — or missing YouTube apps — might make it sound like there's some ambivalence out there when it comes to upgrading to a new version of iOS, that doesn't seem to be the case for most users. After all, a new version packs all kinds of fancy new features, so how could you resist? From the looks of it, a lot of people can't. [TechCrunch]

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