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  • 1 Out of 3 Eligible Devices Already Have iOS 5 Installed

    iOS 5 is already a very popular update for iDevice users.

    iOS 5 has countless new features, which you can read more about here, that are so appealing that it's causing millions of people to update their devices (even instead of having an untethered jailbreak). The mobile operating system by Apple has been so successful that, just 5 days after its launch, it's already running on 33% of all eligible iDevices around the world! iOS 5 has brought several of our dreams into reality that were once impossible without jailbreaking our devices and installing the third party tweaks that developers made to improve on iOS. While iOS 5 won't stop jailbreaking it will only enhance it, it sure does make a lot of people consider if jailbreaking is even worth the trouble anymore. With Notification Center replacing MobileNotifier, LockInfo, and CallBar, and numerous other features of iOS 5 kicking some of the most sought after tweaks in Cydia out of bounds, jailbreaking hasn't lost its touch, however it has been challenged.

    So back to the numbers. These numbers do not include the iPhone 4S, because it would be an unfair candidate to include in the numbers since it comes preinstalled with iOS 5. The idea behind counting these numbers is based solely on which devices have been updated to iOS 5. Here are the statistics from localytics:


    The numbers in devices that have been updated to run iOS 5, in case the picture above doesn't load, are as follows:
    • 36% of iPad 2's
    • 35% of iPhone 4's
    • 33% of original iPad's
    • 27% of iPhone 3GS's
    • 23% of iPod Touch 3G's
    • 17% of iPod Touch 4G's

    So, it appears that Apple has done something very right with iOS 5. Users are speaking out by downloading it at absurdly fast rates. Just 5 days... and 33% of the world's eligible iDevices are running it. Very impressive, Apple.

    Do you have an iDevice running iOS 5? If you do, share below!

    Sources: TechCrunch
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 1 Out of 3 Eligible Devices Already Have iOS 5 Installed started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 31 Comments
    1. Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
      Anthony Bouchard -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigliquid530 View Post
      Devs should just sue apple for using tweaks they created, everyone else is.....
      They aren't using tweaks that the devs created. Apple simply made their own – which is legal.
    1. micaiah12's Avatar
      micaiah12 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Trypt4mine View Post
      Running it on iPhone 4, the music glitching is from album artwork, I can shuffle through fast until a song with artwork then it slows down/freezes up. ( the whole app runs slower altogether though)

      Notification center is cool, don't see how it replaces callbar either though? There will always be a point in jail breaking lol. I can't wait to see themes for the notification center, or maybe different voices for Siri etc.

      Apple is just taking ideas that cydia's had around for ages, their new iOS is nothing "revolutionary"

      Apple Should pay the lock info devs a small fee for discovering such a tweak months before them...or maybe android? Lol@ notification center running and looking exactly like lock info, with less options.

      Wish I was still at 4.3.3 ios5 doesn't seem like enough to steer off jailbreakers, can't wait for it to be untethered.

      So? It was apple's system anyways. I'm not against jailbreaking or anything. What I'm saying is. Apple never approved for people to mod the iOS. There for they wouldn't have to pay the developers who once created tweaks. Because it was apple's iOS to begin with. Since it was apples then they an do with is anything they please since they never approved of the modding from jailbreaking developers. P.S notification system from apple makes sbsettings look horrible. Just saying. It's much more ................... Apple.
    1. stevenbeighton's Avatar
      stevenbeighton -
      Not worth upgrading in my opinion,I wonder how many will go back to what they had before,I was on 4.3.3 before and found it much better,jail breaking just gives you a bit more freedom to set up your phone for yourself,wish apple would do this,much respect to the devs ;-)
    1. browne81's Avatar
      browne81 -
      I don't care if apple implements things that cydia has made available months or even years before hand. Actually I prefer it that way, I mean I rather not jailbreak my iphone in order to get certain feature so the more they add to the iOS the less reason I have to jailbreak in the first place.
    1. thomaspeter's Avatar
      thomaspeter -
      Yeah, thats right but the fact shouldn't be ignored that 3 our of 3 who have installed the iOS5 are regretting it very badly. battery drainage, application crashing and so on, a few names to mention here...
    1. scottw03's Avatar
      scottw03 -
      Quote Originally Posted by fatalcrixer View Post
      I'm on the same boat as you !!! Love mywi!!!!
      I am with you with waiting, normally, but I do not use MyWi very often so I upgraded. Figured by the time I need to use MyWi there will new an untethered jb out.
    1. nderosa's Avatar
      nderosa -
      Quote Originally Posted by Norb View Post
      Yeah I have the same problem which sucks because I usually am on my motorcycle when this happens and it's kind of hard to just restart the music.

      um you ride a motorcycle and listen to headphones? No only is that illegal, it is extremely dangerous. As an experienced rider I advise you to stop.
    1. Breezy215's Avatar
      Breezy215 -
      I gave up my 4.3.3. untethered jailbreak on my ip4 just to have a tethered jailbreak on iOS 5... truth be told, I don't even hardly use Cydia anymore! I use it only for Barrel... I kinda feel bad for the jailbreak developers that created most of the tweaks that Apple has now implememnted in iOS 5. Its not like Apple's gonna break bread...😒
    1. Superbomb14's Avatar
      Superbomb14 -
      I have iso5 on my iPod 4g and it's the best update ever I am a jailbraker and I don't care if I am jailbroken any more but as soon as the untethered jailbreak comes out I will be jailbroken ! Cuz I love it it makes ios so mush better.
    1. MetallicaFan1991's Avatar
      MetallicaFan1991 -
      I'm one of the 65% who hasn't updated as no untethered jailbreak for i4.
    1. jasvncnt10's Avatar
      jasvncnt10 -
      Im still on 4.2.1 and love it. For me there is no need to go to ios5. I cant give up my Ireal. And from what I have seen, I still prefer LockInfo.