iOS 6 Adoption Rate Surpasses 60% After One Month


It has been just over a month since Apple released iOS 6 – its latest generation mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with over 200 new features.

Analytics firm Chitika Insight reports that the adoption rate of iOS 6 has surpassed 60% in the U.S. and Canada.

Chitika analyzed traffic on its ad network based on browser user agents from September 19th to October 19th, and then extrapolated it to estimate iOS adoption rate.

Chitika reports that the adoption rate crossed 15% in the first 24 hours, and crossed 50% within just two weeks after the release of iOS 6.

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

It is very impressive as GigaOM reports that only 23.7% of the Android users have upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich (released in October 2011) and only 1.8% users have upgrade to Jelly Bean (released in July 2012), as of the beginning on October.

Chitika expects the adoption rate to surpass 70% in the coming weeks thanks to the introduction of iPad mini. We expect the adoption rate to increase significantly when the jailbreak for iOS 6 is released as many users have either downgraded back to iOS 5.x.x or haven’t upgraded to it due to the lack of an untethered jailbreak.

Have you upgraded to iOS 6? Let us know in the comments below.

[via Chitika Insights]

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