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Old Feb 26, 2013, 09:25 AM   #1
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iOS 6.1.2 Adoption Hits 35% in Less Than a Week




iOS 6.1.2 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.

Chitika logged the iOS version used across tens of millions of browser sessions, revealing the dramatic uptake rate.
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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 following an iOS 6.1.1 release specifically for the iPhone 4S to address an issue with 3G performance.

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Old Feb 26, 2013, 09:26 AM   #2
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All the rest are Jailbreaking.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 09:28 AM   #3
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People don't want to be cut off from Exchange
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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.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 09:36 AM   #5
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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.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 09:37 AM   #6
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Guess I'm part of the 65%. Still on 6.1 for all 3 devices.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 10:00 AM   #7
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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.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 10:11 AM   #8
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Makes sense, it was like 12 MB, over the air, for free. Not really a big effort
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 10:26 AM   #9
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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.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 01:36 PM   #10
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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.
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Very poor choice of colors for the pie chart.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 09:39 AM   #12
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Very poor choice of colors for the pie chart.
I couldn't agree more. Reading the chart was like looking at hieroglyphics.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 09:41 AM   #13
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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...
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 11:06 AM   #14
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All the rest are Jailbreaking.
If, by "All" you mean less than 10%, possibly.
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6.1.3 will have no adoption because it patches the jailbreak ...
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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.
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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.
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Ensure early adoption of new version by leaving a security risk password bug in the previous version. Bravo.
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Old Feb 28, 2013, 01:58 AM   #20
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Still on 6.0.1, great battery life!
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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....
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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.
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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.
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Did there have a competition called "Worst Pie Chart of The Year", and this pie chart wanna be the 1st?
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