Chitika: iOS 6 Adoption Increased a Measly 0.2% Following Google Maps App Release
There was a whole lot of buzz from Apple users saying that they would only upgrade to Apple’s iOS 6 mobile operating system when Google released their Google Maps application in the App Store, because these users didn’t want to deal with Apple’s “inaccurate” Maps application in iOS 6.
Recent statistics from Chitika
seem to show that these claims were mostly empty, as following the Google Maps application launch just this week, iOS 6 adoption has only increased not even 0.2%. It was once assumed that many people were staying on iOS 5.1.1 for the mere fact that iOS 5 still offered the Google Maps version of Apple’s Maps application rather than the new TomTom-based maps that Apple designed.
Google Maps can also be installed on iOS 5.1.1, which is the firmware of the latest untethered jailbreak for iOS devices. This means many people are sticking with iOS 5.1.1 just to reap the benefits of the untethered jailbreak and the ability to use the new Google Maps application on this firmware.
However, not everyone jailbreaks their iOS devices, so what’s the hold up on upgrading? Some speculation aims the barrel at the fact that people just don’t see any major benefit in upgrading to iOS 6 because there weren’t that many new features in Apple’s most recent major upgrade. Combined with the fact Google Maps can be installed on iOS 5.1.1, people probably just felt that they’d stay where they were.
How many of you have upgraded to iOS 6 since the launch of the Google Maps application in the App Store this week?
Chitika via TechCrunch