Apple iOS 6 adoption surpasses 60% just one month after launch

“After its release on September 19th, 2012, iOS 6 notably achieved a 15% share of all iOS traffic in its first 24 hours, and saw an adoption rate of over 50% after only 2 weeks,” Chitika Insights reports.

“Chitika Insights decided to see how the new OS’ adoption has evolved a full month out from its debut. To quantify this study, Chitika Insights took a sample of hundreds of millions of mobile ad impressions coming out of the Chitika Ad network ranging from September 19th to October 19th, 2012,” Chitika Insights reports. “The growth rate of iOS 6 was then compared to total iOS Web usage using a time series to illustrate the rate of adoption of the new OS.”

Chitika Insights reports, “iOS 6 growth has decidedly leveled out over the past week, although it still is growing. Since our previous study on October 2nd, 2012, iOS 6 gained nearly 10% usage share, now constituting 61% of all iOS traffic.”

iOS 6 share, U.S. and Canada, of all iOS traffic - first month

U.S. and Canada iOS version distribution, October 2012

Source: Chitika Insights

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Apple’s iOS 6 already on 15% of iOS devices within just 24 hours – September 20, 2012


      1. Not really sure what you are trying to say as every iOS device I have is still working, even if sit currently in a shelf sitting.
        Also you seem to be ignoring older units that are not hardware upgrade-able.

      2. I guess that it is difficult to get past the MDN headline before posting a comment. I read a little further and found that the number is derived from ad impressions and not based on every iOS device ever sold.

    1. I updated my iPhone 4, the moment it became available, because they released it before they released iPhone 5. It gave you a way to try the new iOS before the new iPhone. Then again, I waited to update my iPad 3 as I was afraid it might break an app I was beta testing.

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