Well, there seems to be a good reason for why it took me forever to download iOS 6 when it was released yesterday. Everyone else was doing the same thing.
According to TechCrunch, ad-tracking firm Chikita says iOS 6 has already been installed on 15 percent of eligible iPhones, iPod touch devices, and iPads in just 24 hours. The quick rate of adoption is thought to be releated to the fact that iOS 6 is the first major OS upgrade to be available over the air and not just through iTunes like iOS 5.
Here are some fun stats for comparison. When iOS 5 was released in 2011, it took around five days to account for 20 percent of overall traffic on the company’s network.
And as far as Android goes, the upgrade curve is much smaller. Two months after Google released its Jelly Bean, its only on 1.5 percent of devices. That’s probably something you won’t see on a Samsung ad anytime soon.
If you’re interested in learning more about the update, take a look at all of our comprehensive coverage on iOS 6. And if you haven’t upgraded yet, take a look at Bryan Wolfe’s article that tells you exactly what you need to know before hitting that download button.