February 12, 2013
When iOS 6.1 was released late last month, we wanted to know if people were even interested in upgrading, since 6.0 only recently came out in September. But we were shocked to find that around 50% of 6.0 users upgraded to 6.1 in the first week–that’s 10% more than users who upgraded to 6.0, which was already thought to be a quick adoption:
WHAT THIS SHOWS:
Users are feeling more comfortable with Apple’s over-the-air (OTA) update process, which gets Android users in an envy rut. It also shows how eager Apple users are to get the latest and greatest, not wanting to fall behind on not just the most recent hardware, but software too.
HOW THIS MIGHT CHANGE:
With the latest 6.1 security scare and Microsoft Exchange bug, are recent upgraders now regretting that quick switch? And will this hurt adoption rates for future big upgrades from Apple? Sure, updating your iOS devices are seemingly painless at the time, but this goes to show quicker isn’t always better–or safer, for that matter.
We’ll have to wait and see the aftermath, but it’s a wonder how bugs like these get past Apple’s immense beta testing in the first place . For more information on how to temporarily fix the Exchange bug, visit Apple’s support page.