MacDailyNews Take: Most definitely not including us. 90% of the Apple Maps imbroglio was/is FUD that wasn’t going to stop the vast majority of consumers from upgrading to latest version of the world’s best mobile operating system/platform/ecosystem.
“But Chitika, a mobile ad network that regularly tracks iOS adoption rates based on devices accessing apps using its platform, has found negligible impact on how many users have upgraded a day and a half after the Google Maps release,” Etherington reports. “Chitika’s data shows that of users accessing its network, the average number using iOS 6 went from a very high 72.77 percent when Google Maps was released at midnight ET on Dec. 13 to a very slightly higher 72.94 percent as of 2:24 PM on Dec. 14.”
“That difference is slim enough that Chitika says there was ‘no immediate impact’ at all on iOS 6 adoption rates vs. the existing trends the network has been seeing. There was virtually no difference, let alone a dramatic spike,” Etherington reports. “The takeaway? While a vocal minority may have claimed that they were holding out for a dedicated Google Maps app before upgrading, it seems that overall, many had decided to already take the iOS 6 plunge long before the app’s arrival.”
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