iOS 4 Adoption on iPhones Hits 50%

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    The research arm of mobile advertising and analytics firm Chitika yesterday announced that according to data pulled from the broad range of iPhone devices accessing its network, 50% of the ad impressions on the iPhone are now coming from devices running iOS 4.
    Only 5% of users, however, have updated to Apple's latest iOS 4.0.1, which was released on June 15th. But that statistic may be slightly misleading, as Chitika's Dan Ruby tells us that the data was collected from June 13th through 19th, meaning that iOS 4.0.1 was not even available for a portion of the survey period.

    It is also important to note that not all iPhones are even capable of running iOS 4, with the original iPhone being completely unsupported and the iPhone 3G missing support for a number of key features such as multitasking, which reduces the incentive for those owners to update.

    Article Link: iOS 4 Adoption on iPhones Hits 50%
  2. enklined macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2007
    I think you meant 4.0.1 was released on July 15...
  3. valkraider macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2004
    Except, not really:

  4. ANTAWNM26 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 14, 2009

    All data are misleading to a certain degree to fit ones needs
  5. sjo macrumors 6502a

    Aug 30, 2005
    Yeah because Chitika is know to produce reliable information. Eg, their Ipad tracking that indicated like double the real shipments several times and they just refused to believe that their method was dead wrong :D
  6. Cubert macrumors regular


    Apr 30, 2005
    The article should read July 13th through July 19th - not June.

    I know, I know - time is flying by this summer.
  7. (L) macrumors 6502

    Nov 12, 2005
    Original iphone user here finding out just now.:(:(
  8. iphones4evry1 macrumors 65816


    Nov 26, 2008
    California, USA
    I never bothered to update my iPhone 3G to iOS4. I thought it would slow it down. Yesterday, I picked up my iPhone 4 from the Apple Store. iOS4 is great on the iPhone 4. But my iPhone 3G still hasn't been upgraded and I don't think I'll ever update it to iOS4. I'm afraid it will slow it down.
  9. malohkan macrumors member

    Oct 14, 2008
    I installed iOS4 on my 3G right away and it was great. Definitely not slower in any way, and I still got to use all of the new features besides multitasking and orientation lock. I did get an iPhone 4, but my sister is using the 3G with iOS4 every day and neither of us have noticed any problems.
  10. OrganMusic macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2008

    Contacts, calendar and safari take much longer to load on my touch. The wikipedia search is cool but it takes about 5 seconds for anything I type to come up on the screen

    So definite slowdowns and almost no new goodies here.
  11. blackpond macrumors 6502a

    Mar 31, 2008
    Can't confirm it - but it certainly seems like iOS4 on my 3G has reduced battery life.
  12. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    iOS 4 on the iPhone 3G absolutely kills it. Everything becomes incredibly slow. Apple should never have let the iPhone 3G get the 4.0 update..
  13. mstrmac macrumors member


    Jun 30, 2007
    I and others who have had this symptom on the 3G iPhone, did a set up as new phone with iOS 4.1 and since have no problems. You will want to save any pics on the camera roll.
  14. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    4.1 ain't out yet, so no use telling me that.
  15. darrenbeige macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2010
    Come on ... Apple got shunned for not allowing the iPhone 3G to get multitasking. If they hadn't updated it all, they would have been criticized to pieces.
  16. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    So you think Apple should allow iOS 4 on the iPhone 3G, even though it cripples it beyond use? Waiting 10+ secs for an SMS to load etc etc. I downgraded my iPhone 3G back to 3.1.3 before giving it away.
  17. FightTheFuture macrumors 6502a


    Oct 19, 2003
    that town east of ann arbor
    i already sold my 3G and upgraded to a 3GS - caught a $250 deal on craigslist.

    iPhone 3G running iOS4 was worse than running 3.1.3 on my iPhone 2G.

    graph is interesting, even if it's not entirely accurate - there was a stat a few years ago which stated that most people didn't know how to update their iPhone/iPod Touches. i never understood that, i haven't upgraded to 4.0.1 yet, and i'm constantly getting nagged to upgrade by iTunes.
  18. dumell macrumors member

    Aug 4, 2008
    That is a pointless and incorrect exaggeration. I have used iOS 4 on my 3G since the day it was released and yes, in some situations I notice a slight slowdown but not to the point that it would be annoying and certainly not "crippled beyond use". Overall I find my 3G far more usable now with folders speeding up the process of finding applications greatly and the "quick switch" feature of iOS compatible applications also speeds up the launch of many applications significantly.
  19. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    Elaborate on what you mean by "quick switch" please.
  20. hotrock3 macrumors member

    Mar 29, 2009
    I upgraded my 3G to 4.0 and the battery life went down a little but the speed stayed the same as far as I can tell. I stayed with that for a week or so and decided to JB it so I could see if multitasking really slowed it down that much. It did a little when I had more than 3 or 4 apps running and it did use more battery but not much in the long run so I'm sticking with 4.0 on my 3G.
  21. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus


    Jul 24, 2002
    It is as a developer-only beta.

    I imagine he means the fast task switching part of the "multitasking" APIs.
  22. kolax macrumors G3

    Mar 20, 2007
    I know.

    Which the iPhone 3G can take advantage of, of course...
  23. ortuno2k macrumors 6502a

    Nov 4, 2005
    Hollywood, FL
    I upgraded my 3G to iOS 4 and now I'm regretting having done so. At first it seemed to be somewhat faster, but a few days later after I loaded my data (contacts, music, emails), I noticed that the phone's performance went down to the floor.
    Now I'm considering going back to 3.1.3.
  24. warburg macrumors 6502

    Jul 27, 2008
    Are all of you referring only to iphone 3g or are you including 3gs also? iOS4 runs beautifully on my iphone 3gs.
  25. Hamstring macrumors member

    Dec 2, 2003
    It runs pretty poor on my 3G. I was playing with my friend's 3gS and the speed was excellent

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