While the iPhone 5 has only just become available with the iOS 6 operating system, users of Apple’s other mobile products have massively adopted the latest update to the mobile platform.
By offering a harmonious mix between software and hardware, Apple is hoping that users will continue to follow their iOS updates in the future. With a unique iPhone and iPad launched every year, and with no carrier optimisation options available, the update issues are reduced when compared to Android, as there are fewer models and services to support. This has always been the problem with Android with the launch of each new smartphone and tablet launched.
While the iPhone 5 has only been available for a few hours with iOS 6 natively installed, the update to the latest version of the mobile iOS has been available on older devices since the 19th of September.
As usual, it has been massively downloaded by users eagerly wanting to discover the new functions (although some users have been disappointed, like with the new Apple Maps which has so far been deemed inferior to the Google program available since the first iOS release).
Part of iOS 6 Web traffic generated on the Chikita mobile advertising network
According to the mobile advertising specialist Chikita, the upgrade to iOS 6 has been widely taken up by fans of the brand. According to statistics from their mobile advertising network, iOS 6 already represents 15% of Web traffic generated by all iOS versions on their network over the last 24 hours.
Chikita states that it took three days for iOS 5 to have the same result. In comparison, it took Jelly Bean two months to reach 1.5% market share. Even though the upgrade is only limited to Apple devices rather than a wider range of manufacturers, Apple is the master of pushing the new possibilities made available with their OS, with this attracting user's to update their devices.