iPhone iOS 5 Adoption Nears 38%, iPad iOS 5 At 30%, and iPod Touch Lags With 12%
The data analytic company, Chitika
recently took a look at iOS traffic for the week of October 22 to October 28. The data shows that 37.7% of iOS traffic from iPhones and 30.3% from iPads came from iOS 5. The iPod Touch seems to be lagging behind with just 12% running the latest version of Apple’s mobile OS, according to a new analysis.
The data shows that there is a sharp increase from the 20% average for all iOS devices during the first week of the software’s availability. Apparently, iPod Touch traffic also had a higher percentage of devices still running on iOS 3 with 8.8%, compared to the 6.5% for the iPad and 3.2% for the iPhone.A likely cause for the lag in iOS 5 adoption is because iPod Touch users may be incompatible. An example would be students who took advantage of last year’s back to school promotion for a free 8GB second-generation iPod, which is unable to upgrade to iOS 5.
The iPhone on the other hand has upgrade eligibility for both the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS, as do all iPad models. The recent surge of new iPhone 4S purchasers should make a significant contribution to the share of iOS 5 traffic from iPhones as the devices come with iOS 5 pre-installed and Apple’s iPhone 4S has been a huge hit since its first weekend
alone. Apple released iOS 5 on October 12
packaged with new features such as Notification Center, iMessage, Reminders, and Newsstand. Google on the other hand has been facing difficulties in providing updates to its devices
. As time goes on, more users will end up upgrading, especially as apps require you to have a more updated version of iOS running.
Almost everyone I know has updated to iOS 5, have you?