There is one thing about Apple launches we still find kind of magical. Not really magical, but definitely enchanting - the way iOS updates massively start rolling out and in a day or two - and boom! - you have a huge number of users on the latest and greatest of the platform. And that’s just happened again with iOS 6 and to an even greater extent.
Adoption rate of iOS 6 has jumped to 15% in the first 24 hours, according to a report from online advertising network Chitika. iOS 5 in comparison took five days to reach 20% penetration, and it seems certain that the new version of Apple’s mobile platform will beat that.
Google’s awesome performance-driving Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update in comparison, months after its launch, is still adopted by just around 1.5% of users. This number will surge in October and November, but still we’re talking months, not days.
Apple’s update to iOS 6 is a gradual step in building up the mobile operating system that started it all in 2007. It brings 200 new features, most of them incremental updates, save for the new Maps app that replaces Google Maps (and is hugely disappointing at that)