iOS adoption reaches 60 percent after first month
More than 60 percent of iOS users in the U.S. and Canada have migrated to iOS 6, just a month after it was released, according to analytics company Chitika. This happened despite the controversy surrounding the new maps application that ditched Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) Maps for Apple's (NASDAQ: AAPL) own, home-grown solution. iOS is the operating system found in all versions of the iPhone and iPad.
As reported by CNET , "Despite the maps controversy, 15 percent of iOS users had downloaded the new system within its first 24 hours, and after two weeks more than 50 percent of users had upgraded." The report noted that the number of iOS 6 devices is expected to increase slightly with the launch of the rumored iPad Mini later today.
While FierceCIO:TechWatch doesn't typically focus on mobile devices, the rapid increase in new operating system releases is of interest to IT professionals still grappling with the presence of machines running on Windows XP. Unlike for iOS, hardware compatibilities, user resistance and other complications mean that it just isn't possible to perform a "one-click" upgrade to a new version of Windows.
Additionally, new features are typically only added to Windows in large "service packs" that are typically staggered a year apart. Still, the fact that Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) shipped four non-security Windows 8 updates post-RTM could well signal the trend of mega updates--and an increase in the frequency of feature upgrades.
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