Despite all the gripes over the new maps app, iOS 6 is being used by 60 per cent of iPhone users less than two weeks after being released. According to Chitika, it is also now installed on 45 and 39 per cent of iPads and iPod Touches, respectively.
Even though Tim Cook essentially admitted that maps were a flop, Apple can still get its users to migrate to the latest version of its software incredibly quickly. Compare this to Android, where more than 50 per cent of users are still on Gingerbread, released in late 2010.
Android’s fragmentation is a big problem for the platform because developers can’t reach a majority of users with the software’s most advanced features. Apple users’ rapid migration to the latest version of the software is one reason developers overwhelmingly prefer the platform. In Q1 2012, 69 per cent of new app project starts were on iOS.
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