iOS 6 uptake outpaces iOS 5, but there’s bad news for Jelly Bean: report

September 21, 2012

Two analytics firms, Chitika and Chartboost, claim that Apple’s iOS 6 mobile operating system was on 15% of compatible iPhones, iPads and iPod Touch devices just 24 hours after the OS was released.

The research companies released similar findings around the same time, and Chitika claimed that iOS 6 uptake was much faster than iOS 5, which reportedly took five days to get to just over 20% of overall iOS traffic on the firm’s mobile ad network.

While this was all good news for Apple, it proved to highlight the contrasting fortunes between iOS and Android. For Chitika has found that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is only on 1.5% of devices, a full two months after launch.

Apple’s iOS 6 was launched on Wednesday, and promises over 200 new features, including an improved Siri, tighter Facebook integration, a better email client and new apps for Maps and Passbook.

However, those in Cupertino are already facing criticism for its poorly rated Maps app, which took the place of Google Maps, and getting heat from a Swiss railway firm, which claims that iOS 6 stole its clock design. Some users also complained about not being able to get onto WiFi

Chart: Chartboost data shows that iOS 6 penetration peaked at 17% after 24 hours on the iPhone


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