About 45 percent of iPad owners have updated to iOS 6 just 11 days after Apple's newest operating system was released, according to Chitika Insights. Apple has earlier confirmed that more than 100 million iOS devices (iPad, iPhone and iPod) have received iOS 6 over-the-air or through iTunes in less than one week. iOS 6 is touted to be the most advanced operating system yet and boasts of 200 new features but so far has been plagued with issues, including Wi-Fi connectivity problems and a mapping software that has out-of-date business listings, mislabeled locations, and grainy images.
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- At the iPhone 5 event in September, Apple announced that it has sold 400 million iOS devices, including 84 million iPads, through June.
- iOS 6 does not support the original iPad. Siri and FaceTime over cellular both work on the third-generation iPad, but not the iPad 2. The panoramic photos feature in iOS 6 doesn't work on any iPad.
- For comparison purposes, just 22% of Android users have updated to Ice Cream Sandwich (released in October last year) and Jelly Bean (released in July this year). Jelly Bean is only available on a limited number of devices (that includes the Nexus 7) and comprises just 1.8% of Android devices.
Everyone wants to try out the, more than 200, new features that Apple’s biggest mobile software update included. With turn-by-turn navigation in the new Maps app, Siri for the new iPad, Facebook integration, Do Not Disturb, a native clock app for the iPad, FaceTime over 3G and 4G, and much more, it is no wonder that much of the world was clamoring to download iOS 6- Lory, Pad Gadget
Apple's switch to its own internal maps app has caused quite a controversy, with Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly apologizing and even suggesting that iOS 6 users go with a competing maps app - like one from Microsoft or Google - for now.- Michael Rougeau , Tech Radar
- Android Central
- Apple sells 5 million iPhones on opening weekend, updates 100 million devices to iOS 6
Apple: 100m iOS 6 upgrades already
iOS 6′s most contentious feature, however, has been Maps, Apple’s homegrown alternative to Google Maps. This has been criticized for inaccuracies in mapping data, locations, and points-of-interest, though Apple has said that its refinement is a continuous process and the service will be refined invisibly to the end-user.
iOS 6 a Hit – 100 Million iOS Devices Upgrade in Less Than a Week
Everyone wants to try out the, more than 200, new features that Apple’s biggest mobile software update included. With turn-by-turn navigation in the new Maps app, Siri for the new iPad, Facebook integration, Do Not Disturb, a native clock app for the iPad, FaceTime over 3G and 4G, and much more, it is no wonder that much of the world was clamoring to download iOS 6
- Over 100 million Apple devices now have iOS6
- 10 improvements for the iPad available in Apple iOS 6
- Apple's iOS 6 Wi-Fi problems linger on
New survey says iOS 6 users aren't as happy as they were with iOS 5
If I had to make a guess, I'd say it's all the negative talk of the new Maps app, and because such a large percentage of users are using their phones for navigation, any trouble with Maps can have an effect on user satisfaction.
Users reporting a big bag of hurt with iTunes Match and iOS 6
I have seen a constant stream of complaints from people who use the service, with their music libraries unceremoniously deleted, re-downloaded and deleted again -- and that's just one of the many issues I've seen since the service began.
Consumers Show Dissatisfaction with iOS 6. How About You?
What’s the reason behind the increase in dissatisfaction with iOS 6? Apple’s Maps could be to blame.
- TabletPC Review
- Apple iOS 6 Makes iPad Business Users More Productive
- Transit apps from Embark and Tapone see big boost in users with iOS 6 launch
- iOS 6 Adoption At Just Over One Week: 60% For iPhone And 41% For iPad
- Chip Chick
- Apple Changes Maps Description, No Longer Superlative
- Tech Radar
iOS 6 users reporting Wi-Fi connectivity issues
In two lengthy threads (150 pages in total, CNET has reported) dedicated to Wi-Fi issues, many users have said their iOS device will connect on some networks but not on others.
- Android Central
- Apple changes Maps language on website
45 Percent of iPad Users Already Running iOS 6
Just 48 hours after release, iOS 6 was on 25 percent of total Apple devices. It took five days before iOS 5 was on 21 percent of phones and tablets, so adoption rates have ramped up significantly.
- Tech Radar
iOS 6 adoption booming despite Apple Maps troubles
Apple's switch to its own internal maps app has caused quite a controversy, with Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly apologizing and even suggesting that iOS 6 users go with a competing maps app - like one from Microsoft or Google - for now.
- Chip Chick
- Inside Scoop: Why Did Apple Bail on Google Maps?