iOS 6.1.2 Adoption Hits 35% in Less Than a Week

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.
    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.

    Article Link: iOS 6.1.2 Adoption Hits 35% in Less Than a Week
  2. macrumors 68000


    Nov 15, 2012
    All the rest are Jailbreaking.
  3. Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    People don't want to be cut off from Exchange :)
  4. macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2004
    Very poor choice of colors for the pie chart.
  5. macrumors 68000


    Jul 19, 2010
    That, and the fact that 6.1.2 is the last version of iOS that doesn't fix the envasi0n jailbreak.
  6. macrumors 6502

    Mar 18, 2009
    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.
  7. macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2012
    Guess I'm part of the 65%. Still on 6.1 for all 3 devices.
  8. macrumors 6502

    Jul 11, 2012
    I couldn't agree more. Reading the chart was like looking at hieroglyphics.
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2004
    London ish
    True! It's a total migraine for colourblindness.


    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...
  10. macrumors 68040

    Mad Mac Maniac

    Oct 4, 2007
    A little bit of here and a little bit of there.
    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.
  11. macrumors 65816

    Feb 15, 2011
    Makes sense, it was like 12 MB, over the air, for free. Not really a big effort:)
  12. macrumors 68000

    Mar 5, 2012
    Central California
    Impressive but still not innovative
  13. macrumors 68040


    Feb 5, 2009
    6.1.3 will have no adoption because it patches the jailbreak ...
  14. macrumors 68000

    Cuban Missles

    Dec 6, 2012
    My heart is in Camagüey, the rest in the USA
    Surprised it's so high

    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.
  15. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 10, 2006
    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.
  16. macrumors 65816

    Jun 1, 2004
    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.
  17. macrumors 65816

    Apr 24, 2010
    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.
  18. macrumors 603

    Jul 29, 2003
    Silicon Valley
    If, by "All" you mean less than 10%, possibly.
  19. macrumors 68040


    Feb 5, 2009
    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.
  20. macrumors regular


    Jul 20, 2011
    Taipei, Taiwan
    Ensure early adoption of new version by leaving a security risk password bug in the previous version. Bravo.
  21. macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2007
    London, UK
    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.
  22. macrumors 65816

    Mike MA

    Sep 21, 2012
    Germany, Europe
    And for what reason? Just wondering...
  23. jowie, Feb 27, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2013

    macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2004
    London ish
    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! ;)
  24. macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2012
    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.
  25. macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    上海 (Shanghai)
    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.

    …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.

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