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  • iOS 6.1 Could Be On Track to being the Fastest Adopted iOS Yet


    iOS 6.1 was officially released to the public only on Monday, after the fifth beta of iOS 6.1 was released only Sunday. Already, iOS 6.1 is making a huge impression on iOS device users. According to Onswipe, 22% of iOS device owners that were monitored by the firm have already upgraded in less than 36 hours. There is still a huge number of iOS users that have not been monitored.

    According to the data that was collected by Onswipe, which can be broken down per device, the iPhone tops the iOS 6.1 adoption at 23.92%, followed by the iPad at 20.9%. The numbers don't seem to include the iPod touch, but after the two numbers are averaged together, the 22% figure can be realized.

    iOS 6.1 doesn’t add that many new features to iOS, apart from redesigned iPod controls on the lock screen, the ability to purchase movie tickets through Siri using Fandango, a better Passbook home screen, some additional LTE support, and multiple security and stability improvements, so it's interesting to see what the rush is all about. The update was also found to fix a problem with the iPhone 5 not registering rapid swipes on the display.

    Onswipe’s numbers are definitely not Apple’s; however, the raw numbers that they have put together for us show that iOS 6.1 could be on track to becoming the world’s quickest-adopted iOS ever. Apple will likely make an official statement with their next product release, as they usually do, or if not, launch a press release on their Web site.

    Sources: Onswipe via AppleInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iOS 6.1 On Track to be the Fastest Adopted iOS Yet started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 28 Comments
    1. danman2_2999's Avatar
      danman2_2999 -
      Anybody know if PwnTunes is going to work right off the bat? That is my favorite jailbreak app because at least I can drag-n-drop music/pictures/files from my iPhone like a USB drive. I have not figured an easy way to move pictures from my iPhone 5 (6.1).
    1. vinaygoel2000's Avatar
      vinaygoel2000 -
      Quote Originally Posted by ThuD Muffin View Post
      Fixed iTunes Match = complete reason to upgrade!

      Well that and upcoming jailbreak =)
      Did they fix the explicit songs being replaced with a clean version?
    1. wolverinemarky's Avatar
      wolverinemarky -
      Quote Originally Posted by b1997469 View Post
      Then there are people that like me went to IOS6.1 and found out that most of the apps you jailbreak for dont work so you downgrade back to 5.1.1
      Hopefully after the 6.1 jailbreak is released those apps will be updated then there might be a reason to update again.
      Which apps don't work that you know of?
    1. oneduality's Avatar
      oneduality -
      Lets see ... 6.1 announced and a jailbreak announced the same day .. and suddenly 6.1 is doing so much better than 6.0 or 6.01 =) I wonder why that might be ...

      There's an advantage to letting the users jailbreak their devices Apple..

      Quote Originally Posted by b1997469 View Post
      Then there are people that like me went to IOS6.1 and found out that most of the apps you jailbreak for dont work so you downgrade back to 5.1.1
      Hopefully after the 6.1 jailbreak is released those apps will be updated then there might be a reason to update again.
      There's only one app I jailbreak for really and that's the FolderEnhancer app .. until Apple gets folders right I'll always be a jailbreaker.. I also do like to ssh into the device to screw around with apps now and then .. but generally I'm ok with my device minus the crappy folder implementation
    1. AUZambo's Avatar
      AUZambo -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      That's been around since 5.0 though.
      True...but like any technology it takes a while for the masses to really be comfortable with it. While it was available on 5.0, people were so used to plugging in their phone to update it they just kept doing it out of habit. Now that OTA updating has been around for a little over a year people are becoming comfortable with the idea.

      That's just my hypothesis.

      I mainly just refuse to believe that the 5-10% of the population who wants to jailbreak accounts for the high rate of adoption of 6.1.
    1. aidanharris's Avatar
      aidanharris -
      What I want to know is how this 6.1 release is a) worthy to be called 6.1 and b) why bug fixes & improvements are being updated so quickly. If you ask me Apple was trying to be clever since the jailbreak devs said they were waiting for iOS 6.1since it would likely include a lot of more features Apple decided to release it with nothing but bug fixes & improvements. iOS 6.1 is basically the same as its betas from what I've heard...
    1. steeda763's Avatar
      steeda763 -
      Conspiracy Keanu wonders:

      What if Apple deliberately leaves well-hidden exploitables in iOS hoping to extend job offers to the brightest and best hackers and coders?
    1. h1erophant's Avatar
      h1erophant -
      Quote Originally Posted by Feanor64 View Post
      i feel the same way i feel trapped right now man a stock iphone is so boring and its like its made for a little kid bro *must hold on for jailbreak!!!!!*
      I agree!! It is designed for kids who have no clue how to work electronics or know what they like is how I feel. Hell we pay hundreds of dollars/ couple of grand, counting the contracts, for these damn things so we should do with them as we wish. I feel like we should be screaming, " Heil Apple!" Lol