While the install base might still be somewhat small compared to what it will be in some months from now, analytics reveal that OS X Yosemite is being adopted by Mac users quicker than OS X Mavericks was this time last year. With a completely redesigned user interface and impressive set of new features that further bridge the gap between iOS and OS X, the news is perhaps unsurprising.
According to social sharing tool AddThis, which reportedly tracks analytical data from some 13 million websites, OS X Yosemite is running on roughly 2% of devices versus the 1.2% early adoption rate that OS X Mavericks had one year ago at this time. Again, the numbers are small, but OS X Yosemite is seeing an upgrade rate that is 67% faster than OS X Mavericks so far. That’s pretty impressive.
A contributing factor to the higher adoption rate of OS X Yosemite could be that the software update is free on the Mac App Store, although OS X Mavericks was also a free upgrade. OS X Mountain Lion cost $19.99 and previous operating systems below it like OS X Lion and OS X Snow Leopard normally had a price tag attached as well, which is obviously a deterrent to some Mac users choosing to upgrade or not.
OS X Yosemite is available as a free software update for Mac users through the Software Update section of the Mac App Store. While there were initially some users experiencing issues with downloading the latest operating system, the process appears to be running smoother now that Apple’s servers are under less demand for the software. If you haven’t upgraded yet, I would highly recommend checking out OS X 10.10.
Have you upgraded to OS X Yosemite yet?[via 9to5Mac]