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12-15-2012, 11:15 AM #1
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?
Sources: Chitika via TechCrunch
12-15-2012, 11:31 AM #2
I'm certainly not updating - aside from losing my jailbreak, iOS 6 didn't add anything worth updating for (it just took away some apps and replaced them with broken counterparts), and updating is always a hassle.
But I'm also on an iPod Touch 4 - when I upgraded to 5.1 I saw a 25% reduction in performance or so. iOS 6 would probably make it combust.
12-15-2012, 11:35 AM #3
12-15-2012, 11:54 AM #4
Most people do work during the week. I'm not surprised people aren't taking the time to download a huge update immediately.
12-15-2012, 12:53 PM #5
Morons who say they are waiting for ONE app as to when they will update their device are just that: MORONS. Especially a map app which has plenty of viable and free alternatives. Given they are morons, they most likely "accidentally" updated or assumed a jailbreak would be available before the Google Maps app was release. This is because they forgot/didn't know iOS 5 wasn't jailbroken for A4/A5 devices until Jan 2012, approximately 3 months after the launch of iOS5. And finally, "a whole lot of buzz from Apple users" isn't quantifiable.
12-15-2012, 01:07 PM #6
I just deterred a coworker (not jailbroken) from updating cuz I feel like the GMaps.app isn't as good as the iOS 5.x version.
12-15-2012, 01:13 PM #7
The genius of it all was that Google never put turn by turn for iOS until now, haha and the funnier thing is iOS users never used Google Maps because it never had turn by turn. Street View is pretty awesome though, but 99% of the time I'll use Apple Maps for everything else, since I don't need public transportation, and I yet to have driving direction hiccups.
12-15-2012, 04:11 PM #8
12-15-2012, 05:39 PM #9
12-15-2012, 05:48 PM #10
Ya wanna see iOS6 adoption? Wait for the jailbreak to drop (still hoping) and then you'll see a huge rise.
I will stick with my 4S on 5.1.1 till that happens. Until then, no iOS6 or iPhone 5.
12-15-2012, 08:35 PM #11
12-16-2012, 12:18 AM #12
Its going to take a lot more than just Google Maps to save the iPhone. I think people are now waiting for IOS7 as IOS6 is the biggest flop Apple have released until iTunes 11 came out.
I never liked Steve Jobs and what he did with the iPhone but since he's gone its gotten worse.
Last edited by StanSmith; 12-16-2012 at 12:21 AM.
12-16-2012, 01:10 AM #13
I have the new Google Maps app but haven't had a chance to actually use it yet. The new Apple Maps app works great for me. I think the whole thing was blown way outta proportion anyway. A few glitches, YouTube videos and Internet articles later, and iOS maps is akin to the end of the world....I highly doubt that iOS 6 maps has anything to do with iOS 6 adoption rate...jailbreak yes, but not maps. That and jailbreakers don't want to lose all their precious pirated apps...oh and themes and tweaks...yeah right...
12-16-2012, 03:03 PM #14
All I want to know is when iOS6 Jailbreak Will be released . There officially taking the piss now ....it's taking way too long !!!!
12-16-2012, 03:06 PM #15
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12-19-2012, 07:02 AM #17
These sources show a growing increase in iOS 6 adoption since Google Maps. Uses MoPub data which monitors multiple Ad networks as opposed to Chitika's 1 ad network, making it far more reliable and clear that iOS 6 adoption grew 29% in just a few days after Google Maps was released.
Will MMi write a follow up article to show this? Probably not.
Google Maps 'spurs iOS 6 upgrades' - Telegraph
iOS 6 Adoption Grows 29% Over The Weekend As People Finally Update After Google Maps Arrives | TechCrunch
Last edited by feidhlim1986; 12-19-2012 at 07:05 AM.
12-19-2012, 06:06 PM #18