According to media reports, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that the iPhone 5 sales has reached 5.0 million units. Cook also announced that it has 100 million iOS devices are running iOS 6, which means that in the 410 million iOS devices that have been sold, about 25% are running iOS. Apple just released the iOS 6 five days ago.
In the first 48 hours that IOS 6 released , partial developers said 25-35 percent iOS devices were running iOS 6, some other developers said 45%, even 49% iOS devices were running the iOS 6. The difference of iOS 6 penetration lies in the different number iOS devices, Cook said about 25% penetration rate was based on all iOS devices, including the no longer use and can not run iOS 6 iOS devices. Whichever method is used, the iOS 6 popularity speed is faster than the iOS 5, the iOS 5 penetration rate reached 21% after releasing 21 days.
For iOS application developers, it is very important, because it means that they are able to more rapidly support the iOS 6. Out of a variety of reasons, it will be increasingly difficult for the supporting the old version iOS. The new version iOS not only supports functions that the old version does not support, but also provides a lot of functions for developers, to enable them to more quickly improve and expand the applications support. The most attractive functions in the iOS 6 may be Attributed Strings and UICollectionView.
The Ice Cream Sandwich version of Android has been published nearly a year, but the penetration rate is only 20%.