Chikita's report notes that researchers "took a sample of millions of mobile ad impressions coming out of the Chitika Ad network ranging from September 19th to September 20th 2012 (Photo : Chikita Insights)
Apple's September 19 release of iOS 6 spurred an unprecedented adoption rate of 15 percent within the first 24 hours, asserts analytics firm Chitika Insights. When iOS 5 was released, it took five days to reach just a 20 percent adoption rate. Chikita notes that Google's Android 4.1 Jelly Bean only received a 1.5 percent adoption rate within its first two months, although compatibility issues did limit the OS's availability to a number of Android consumers.
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Chikita's report notes that researchers "took a sample of millions of mobile ad impressions coming out of the Chitika Ad network ranging from September 19th to September 20th 2012. The growth rate of iOS 6 was then compared to total iOS Web usage using a time series to illustrate the rate of adoption of the new OS."
Overall, iOS 6 has received a positive critical response, but Apple new Map app, which replaced the iPhone's Google maps app, has been called out as a disappointment.
The Telegraph comments on the app, stating: "One location I found is sometimes a florist and at other times a cafe. Occasionally both appear on the map together. Even when they both appear, neither one is in its correct location... As it is, it's disappointing and makes it impossible to recommend Apple Maps for finding local services."
In a summation representative of the majority of iOS 6 reviews available, Engadget concludes, "With iOS 6, Apple seems to be more focused on refining the overall user experience than debuting significant new feature additions. On the other hand, it's still an improvement over iOS 5. But let's face it -- this won't be a difficult decision to make. Indeed, there's very little reason not to hit the upgrade button.