Apple released iOS 6.1 on Monday without any warning as they tend to release a Golden Master (GM) version of their upcoming iOS releases to developers before they make it available to the public. iOS 6.1 came with a few enhancements such as support for additional LTE carriers and being able to purchase movie tickets from Fandango while using Siri. And yet, a ton of iOS owners flocked to update their iOS devices with the latest OS.
According to a report published by Onswipe, which is a company that helps its clients create mobile websites, iOS 6.1 has already been downloaded by 21.8 percent of iOS users within 36 hours of the new operating system being released. Among those users, 24 percent were iPhone owners and 21 percent were iPad owners.
The 21.8 percent being reported by Onswipe doesn’t necessarily account for all of iOS users, just the ones that the company has been able to track. The only way we could know for sure just how many people updated their iOS devices to iOS 6.1 would be by way of Apple. Until we hear from them, all you need to know right now is a ton of people downloaded iOS 6.1, possibly breaking records for the quickest adoption rate.
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