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MacRumors
Feb 26, 2013, 09:25 AM
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iOS 6.1.2 (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/02/19/apple-releases-ios-6-1-2-to-address-exchange-calendar-bug/) is already used on more iOS devices in the U.S. and Canada than any other version of the operating system, with adoption rates hitting 35% in just six days, according to data from ad network Chitika (http://chitika.com/ios-version-distribution-update).

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Chitika logged the iOS version used across tens of millions of browser sessions, revealing the dramatic uptake rate.As this latest update fixed a battery life issue - a major phone feature - it's understandable that the rate of adoption for iOS 6.1.2 would reach these levels so quickly. For comparison, 48 hours following its release, iOS 6.1.2 adoption nearly equaled what we observed for the much more highly anticipated iOS 6 within the same time period - a significant achievement considering this update was centered on an OS bug fix.iOS 6.1.2 represents the second emergency bug fix rushed out by Apple since the release of iOS 6.1, with iOS 6.1.2's Exchange calendar bug fix (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/02/19/apple-releases-ios-6-1-2-to-address-exchange-calendar-bug/) following an iOS 6.1.1 release (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/02/11/apple-releases-ios-6-1-1-for-iphone-4s-devices-fixes-3g-issues/) specifically for the iPhone 4S to address an issue with 3G performance.

Article Link: iOS 6.1.2 Adoption Hits 35% in Less Than a Week (http://www.macrumors.com/2013/02/26/ios-6-1-2-adoption-hits-35-in-less-than-a-week/)



MisterKeeks
Feb 26, 2013, 09:26 AM
All the rest are Jailbreaking.

Sky Blue
Feb 26, 2013, 09:28 AM
People don't want to be cut off from Exchange :)

Yvan256
Feb 26, 2013, 09:29 AM
Very poor choice of colors for the pie chart.

ideal.dreams
Feb 26, 2013, 09:31 AM
People don't want to be cut off from Exchange :)

That, and the fact that 6.1.2 is the last version of iOS that doesn't fix the envasi0n jailbreak.

wacky4alanis
Feb 26, 2013, 09:36 AM
6.1 is working beautifully for me, and I don't plan on upgrading any time soon. I don't use Exchange, and my battery life is better than ever. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Beeplance
Feb 26, 2013, 09:37 AM
Guess I'm part of the 65%. Still on 6.1 for all 3 devices.

inlinevolvo
Feb 26, 2013, 09:39 AM
Very poor choice of colors for the pie chart.

I couldn't agree more. Reading the chart was like looking at hieroglyphics.

jowie
Feb 26, 2013, 09:41 AM
Very poor choice of colors for the pie chart.
True! It's a total migraine for colourblindness.

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All the rest are Jailbreaking.
6.1.2 is fine, it's 6.1.3 Jailbreakers need to look out for. I wonder how slow the uptake to 6.1.3 will be...

Mad Mac Maniac
Feb 26, 2013, 10:00 AM
That, and the fact that 6.1.2 is the last version of iOS that doesn't fix the envasi0n jailbreak.

yup. That's why I updated on Sunday. Plus my jailbrake was causing me a lot of stability (and possible battery life) issues. So I'll go clean on 6.1.2 for a few weeks and then if the urge strikes me I'll rejailbreak.

vmachiel
Feb 26, 2013, 10:11 AM
Makes sense, it was like 12 MB, over the air, for free. Not really a big effort:)

Radio
Feb 26, 2013, 10:18 AM
Impressive but still not innovative

Dwalls90
Feb 26, 2013, 10:19 AM
6.1.3 will have no adoption because it patches the jailbreak ...

Cuban Missles
Feb 26, 2013, 10:23 AM
Both my parents and my wife have iphones and they are all about as far from technology as can be. They dont have a clue that an update is needed nor how to do so. Even as easy as it is to do over the air, they are simply not aware that an update is available or where to go to do it. It surprises me every time I look at their phones and see the number of app updates that they have not applied either. My guess is as Apple as become more prevelent beyond the techy community the upgrade speed will slow down. I can see a great number of people that will update the software only when they get a new phone. For me it's just the opposite, but it's a trend I am noticing.

commander.data
Feb 26, 2013, 10:26 AM
That, and the fact that 6.1.2 is the last version of iOS that doesn't fix the envasi0n jailbreak.
I do wonder whether not fixing the jailbreak in iOS 6.1.2 was deliberate on Apple's part? It's been pointed out that Apple's turnaround time in patching has been faster on some previous jailbreaks. In this case perhaps they felt it was better to give jailbreakers one more compatible update rather than having millions of iOS users with potential battery life issues and clogging up corporate Exchange networks because they are reluctant to update and break their jailbreak.

shawnce
Feb 26, 2013, 10:35 AM
6.1.3 will have no adoption because it patches the jailbreak ...

I bet within a month of 6.1.3 being released more then 50% will be on it, in fact likely close to 70% based on past trends I have seen when looking at our own usage data.

gatearray
Feb 26, 2013, 10:50 AM
Both my parents and my wife have iphones and they are all about as far from technology as can be. They dont have a clue that an update is needed nor how to do so. Even as easy as it is to do over the air, they are simply not aware that an update is available or where to go to do it. It surprises me every time I look at their phones and see the number of app updates that they have not applied either. My guess is as Apple as become more prevelent beyond the techy community the upgrade speed will slow down. I can see a great number of people that will update the software only when they get a new phone. For me it's just the opposite, but it's a trend I am noticing.

You make an accurate observation, but I have to take issue with the "trend" aspect of it, as its been this way for years and years, believe me.

firewood
Feb 26, 2013, 11:06 AM
All the rest are Jailbreaking.

If, by "All" you mean less than 10%, possibly.

Dwalls90
Feb 26, 2013, 12:21 PM
I bet within a month of 6.1.3 being released more then 50% will be on it, in fact likely close to 70% based on past trends I have seen when looking at our own usage data.

I don't think you have any facts to back that up, but that said I wasn't trying to make an actual statement, more of a joke. Seeing as people that are jailbroken on 6.1.2 or lower won't upgrade to 6.1.3.

LeiQQ
Feb 26, 2013, 12:35 PM
Ensure early adoption of new version by leaving a security risk password bug in the previous version. Bravo.

The Phazer
Feb 26, 2013, 01:36 PM
I do wonder whether not fixing the jailbreak in iOS 6.1.2 was deliberate on Apple's part? It's been pointed out that Apple's turnaround time in patching has been faster on some previous jailbreaks. In this case perhaps they felt it was better to give jailbreakers one more compatible update rather than having millions of iOS users with potential battery life issues and clogging up corporate Exchange networks because they are reluctant to update and break their jailbreak.

To be honest I suspect they just felt they couldn't wait, and the Exchange bug had to be fixed ASAP. The carriers will have been going crazy at Apple over the data use, corporate users were definitely furious, users were angry, it was generating a lot of bad press.

Mike MA
Feb 27, 2013, 04:11 PM
Guess I'm part of the 65%. Still on 6.1 for all 3 devices.

And for what reason? Just wondering...

jowie
Feb 27, 2013, 04:14 PM
And for what reason? Just wondering...
I've only just find out that the latest Xcode doesn't support iOS 6.1.1 or 6.1.2. So I guess that's a good reason for developers not updating. Very clever, Apple... :rolleyes:

EDIT: I was wrong... Something it wasn't working yesterday, but has decided to start working today! ;)

Beeplance
Feb 27, 2013, 05:26 PM
And for what reason? Just wondering...

Don't see any point in updating because I don't use exchange and 6.1 is working fine on all devices. Will probably wait until 6.1.3.

alphaod
Feb 28, 2013, 01:56 AM
Yeah I had to restore my jailbroken phone to update it to 6.1.2, but the Exchange fix is important. At least it was jailbreakable.

If, by "All" you mean less than 10%, possibly.

…well I can tell that many people in China have phones jailbroken (a lot more than 10%)… and they don't pay for apps.

I know this because I've bought phones in China and they jailbreak and install whatever apps you want.

Ann P
Feb 28, 2013, 01:58 AM
Still on 6.0.1, great battery life!

gara56
Mar 13, 2013, 10:38 AM
Forunately, I'm still on IOS 5.1.1. on my seen to be 3yr old iphone 4. Now it seems that Apple is forcing application developers to check for jailbroken devices before using their application. This really sucks--especially since my phone has already been unlocked by my carrier. That means I paid my debt to the carrier and Apple in full and more. Seems Apple's ios in going downhill as fast as it's ability to stop on top of the tech innovation platform. Poor SJ is probably rolling over in his g....:(

jowie
Mar 13, 2013, 10:49 AM
Now it seems that Apple is forcing application developers to check for jailbroken devices before using their application.
Apple don't force developers to do any such thing. If a developer is checking for it, they are doing so of their own accord. Apple could build a jailbreak detection into the iOS if they wanted to, but they don't. They only patch security holes taken advantage of by jailbreaks.

gara56
Mar 13, 2013, 11:35 AM
Apple don't force developers to do any such thing. If a developer is checking for it, they are doing so of their own accord. Apple could build a jailbreak detection into the iOS if they wanted to, but they don't. They only patch security holes taken advantage of by jailbreaks.

Apple is having problems putting out reliable ios releases let alone jailbreak detection. If memory serves--you can also by-passcode. At lease they still make some good hardware.

iHeartSox
Mar 14, 2013, 11:25 AM
Did there have a competition called "Worst Pie Chart of The Year", and this pie chart wanna be the 1st?