Skip to main content

iOS 6 Now Installed On 300 Million Devices

Apple has announced that iOS 6 is now installed on 300 million devices. The milestone has been achieved five months after iOS 6's release, which coincided with the launch of the iPhone 5. Apple's marketing head Phil Schiller said that iOS 6 "may be the most popular new version of an OS in history."

Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook recently revealed that 500 million iOS devices have been sold thus far. Consequently, 300 million devices running iOS 6 would translate into 60 percent of the overall installed base.

Back in the October of 2012, over 100 million iOS users adopted Apple's latest mobile OS, with iOS 6 installed on 60 percent of North American iPhone users.

Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback

  • Northwestern
    Is this information really important enough for it's own article that is only two paragraphs long..?
    Reply
  • plznote
    Pretty impressive.
    Reply
  • jaber2
    Compare to Android?
    Reply
  • ericburnby
    NorthwesternIs this information really important enough for it's own article that is only two paragraphs long..?Apparently important enough for you to click on it and then waste time commenting (complaining).

    I never understood why so many people have difficulty looking at an article title to see if it's something they care to read or not. I never bother to read over half of Tom's articles because the topic is something I'm not interested in.

    Perhaps I should start clicking on them and posting useless comments? Then I could "fit in" with so many others here at Tom's.
    Reply
  • ericburnby
    jaber2Compare to Android?Google's latest Android figures direct from their Android developers site:

    10.2% on Jelly Bean
    29.1% on ICS
    47.6% on Gingerbread
    Reply
  • lamorpa
    Sucks for them...

    LOL
    Reply
  • False_Dmitry_II
    I think upgrades on android would be more common if carriers and manufacturers didn't try so hard to force their custom ROMs and never bother to update anything.

    The only reason I'm able to be on jelly bean is because cyanogen supports my phone. Otherwise according to wikipedia I'd be sitting on their version of ICS.
    Reply
  • robochump
    False_Dmitry_III think upgrades on android would be more common if carriers and manufacturers didn't try so hard to force their custom ROMs and never bother to update anything.The only reason I'm able to be on jelly bean is because cyanogen supports my phone. Otherwise according to wikipedia I'd be sitting on their version of ICS.
    Well smart phone brands dont all want to run the exact same version of Android because it will not create brand loyalty and consumers of Android will flock to whatever smart phone is best at the time. So companies will place their own stamp on the Android OS in hopes that it is better than the next company and retain customers.
    Reply
  • joebob2000
    This news is interpreted as "look how good we swear our device ecosystem is!" in an attempt to beat back the android hordes at the gate. Apple is tanking since the innovative distinction of a slab of glass is wearing off, and they want to try to get in any jab they can.

    How many can run Siri? How many of them sync over wifi and can integrate with iCloud? Instead of a fragmented OS revision, Apple has introduced a fragmented OS experience, and they (and all the fanboys and shills) are trying to paint that as worlds ahead of Android.

    Not ahead, just different. And don't let anyone tell you otherwise.
    Reply
  • baddad
    It's not on just iPhones.
    Reply