According to the latest statistical report done by Chitika Insights, the number of iDevice owners who upgraded the operating system of their devices from iOS 5 to iOS 6 reached 15% in just 24 hours after its release last September 19. This was an overwhelming response given the reports of difficulty in connecting to Apple servers and slow downloading speeds because of heavy traffic.
Before the official version of Apple’s latest operating system was released, developers took a considerable amount of time testing out the Beta version of iOS 6. Four iOS 6 Beta builds were released before the Golden Master, the final version of iOS 6, was launched to the public. Among the features that have been improved in this platform are controls and notification settings for various social media platforms and upgrades to the Maps App.
Statistics for Google’s Andriod Jelly Bean 4.1 on the other hand, showed that only a mere 1.5% percent of owners of compatible devices choose to upgrade their operating system. This number was recorded 2 months after the release of the Android OS upgrade. Given that the Jelly Bean is only compatible with selected Android devices, the statistical numbers still remain poor in comparison to that of iOS 6.
The graph above shows the trend of downloads made in the first 24 hours of the release of iOS 6. Unlike iOS 5 which only received a 20% download percentage 5 days after it was released, iOS 6 was highly anticipated by iDevice owners as proven by the numbers shown on the graph. If the trend continues at this rate, the Apple’s operating system could become the iOS upgrade with the fastest growth rate.