UPDATE: Little Change in iOS 6 Adoption Following Google Maps Relaunch
After much anticipation, Google Maps has been made available in the Apple App Store for iOS 6 users on both the iPhone and the iPad. Google’s app completed the approval process and launched at midnight, Thursday, December 13th, after significant debate and deliberation between the two tech giants. Following this launch, Chitika Insights studied whether iOS 6 saw an increase in overall adoption as users who were waiting for the Google Maps feature decided to upgrade.
iOS 6 Adoption Levels Out, Surpasses 60% 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 decided to see how the new OS’ adoption has evolved a full month out from its debut.
60% of iPhones on iOS 6, iPad and iPod Touch Close Behind
Apple’s newest mobile operating system, iOS 6, has shown unprecedented adoption rates by Apple users. Following our study on the early adoption rates of iOS 6, Chitika Insights was interested in seeing how the adoption rate varied between iOS devices.
iPhone Users Browse Web 150% More than iPod Touch Users
The iPod Touch is built with near-identical hardware and shares the same operating system (iOS) with the iPhone but without an antenna that can connect with cellular networks. This makes the iPod Touch slightly thinner than the iPhone, while still being a very capable device for browsing the Web. Due to the similarities of these two devices, Chitika Insights conducted a study to compare the Web usage rates between them.
About Chitika Insights
Chitika Insights was the research arm of online advertising network Chitika. Insights used Chitika's unique data to monitor and report on Internet trends - search engines, clickthrough rates, the mobile war, and more.
Additionally, the Chitika Insights team monitored the day's tech news closely, and provided an in-depth, data-driven commentary on the latest breaking news. Our studies and data have been featured prominently in major publications, such as The New York Times, Forbes, Barrons and about 3000+ respected publications.
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