Adoption Rate of Apple's New OS X Mavericks At Around 8% in First 24 Hours
On Tuesday, Apple launched OS X Mavericks
, the long-awaited operating system update for Appleís Mac lineup. Apple made the upgrade free for all Mac users running OS X Snow Leopard and later, unlike previous updates, in which users could only update if they bought it via the Mac App Store and were on the latest operating system prior to the update.
now has a handy little Web page that is tracking OS X Mavericks Web traffic in real time. The Web site includes a meter that shows the current traffic from the last hour, the last 6 hours, and the last day. The tracker is currently reading that within the last day OS X Mavericks has neared about 8% of Mac OS Web traffic. It seems to move between 7-8% each time to refresh the page, indicating that there is a steady adoption rate somewhere in between.
notes, GoSquared is able to measure traffic from over 40,000 Web sites.
OS X Mavericks is making a significant footprint in OS X usage. An 8% adoption rate isnít horribly bad for less than 24 hours since the release. Itís a rather large download, so many people werenít able to download it yesterday and may be putting it off for a later date. Apple has definitely extended its reach to users by allowing those on OS X Snow Leopard and later to install the update for free, so we expect to see these numbers begin to climb steadily.
If you haven't upgraded to OS X Mavericks already, it's available for free in the Mac App Store.