It appears that the camps have set up and whatever change comes next will either be out of necessity, a mistake or will have to wait until another big point upgrade. We’ve tracked the meteoric adoption rate of iOS 9 over the past season and now comes the quiet.
Apple is reporting that as of November 30, 70 percent of active iPhones are running iOS 9. iOS 8 remains on 22 percent of the rolling stock while other versions tick down to 8 percent. Earlier that month, we reported a 66 percent take-up about 50 days after initial release.
Three-month tallies for iOS 8 and [...]
The general attitude towards software updates has been perceived as a negative one. The reality is that if the contents of that update feature significant changes and improvements, users will probably jump on the ball to do an OTA pull. It was the case with iOS 7. Not so much with iOS 8 and the 8.0.1 debacle didn’t really help the case. This time around with iOS 9, we’re looking at an 24-hour adoption rate somewhere between the two.
Analytics firm Mixpanel has made available a tracking chart of all the active iPhones so far which have updated to iOS 9. You can pore [...]
Even though many of us complained harshly at how Apple slept in its laurels with iOS 6 and all its previous variations during more than seven years, you’d be amazed at how many people still prefer it. Surely Apple has boasted how fast people have adopted iOS 7 in recent months, but that doesn’t mean this is what everyone wants. iOS 7 has been met by some polarizing acceptance, and some of us even feel that it’s the sloppiest version of iOS yet, but it seems that if you decided to stay away from it, Apple wants you using it whether you like it or not.
Apple has [...]
Swifkey is probably one of the best inventions to ever reach the Android ecosystem. It’s not only one of the smartest and better looking keyboards in the Play Store, but for those of us that live abroad, it makes it extremely easy to handle multi-lingual typing over the same UI, with no need for a language-switch button. We all heard the rumors of the service reaching iOS to some extent, and that’s now a reality.
Say hello to Swiftkey Note, the company’s new app for iOS. Sadly, as opposed to Android where you get a full keyboard replacement, Swiftkey is a just [...]
As much as we know that lot’s of you celebrated the launch of iOS 7, that didn’t include all of us. Aside from its clear aesthetic differences to iOS 6, it has proven to be less stable and more polarizing as well. Still, one of the advantages of being an iPhone or iPad user is that you don’t have to beg your carrier or OEM for updates, and if you were wondering how many people are actually using iOS 7, the news are in.
Just four months after the launch of Apple’s new mobile operating system, the company has now posted an 80% adoption of the platform, [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the iOS 7 Jailbreak, and the reason why we recommend you wait a little. Then we go through the possible launch dates for iOS 7.1, and even the iPhone 6, which is rumored to launch early. We later cover the leaks of the Nokia Lumia 630/635 which is rumored to even include a dual-SIM slot. Samsung follows the news as we talk about their terrible new Galaxy Gear ad, which has gone viral in a negative way. We end today’s show talking about the Samsung Galaxy S 5, and what to expect about curved displays.
All this and more [...]