iOS has only been out for a month and Apple have revealed some striking stats that compares well against its competition. So far, 200 Million iOS devices have been upgraded to iOS 6 compared to just 1.2% of Android owners running Jellybean1 and 20.8% of users running Ice Cream sandwich.2 Part of this is mostly down to the phones Android runs on, the “PDK” as Google are calling it, has been released to manufacturers and carriers for them to put all their skinned software on but they just haven’t released them yet. The Samsung Galaxy SIII is one of the more recent phones to be upgraded to Android 4.1 using the PDK. Mind you, that is three months into the actual release of the OS.
Elsewhere, Apple are also counting the amount of iMessages bounced of their servers since their release in iOS 5. Today over 28,000 iMessages are being sent every second. If I’ve done my math right, that means over a billion messages are being sent every day. Facebook’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg released how many messages were being sent back in 2010 between 350 million users using the Facebook Messages platform, he said close to 4 billion a day.3 RIM also handle over a billion BBM messages a day, although an exact number has never been released by the smart phone maker.
A new addition to iOS 6 this was somthing called “Photo Stream” which allows you to share photos with friends and family through iCloud. Apple announced that over 70m photos were being share with ‘friends and family’ which is pretty astonishing numbers for a feature not really advertised all that much and been out for getting onto two months now.
The App Store also has some pretty interesting stats to it. There are now over 700,000 apps in the iOS App Store, 275,000 of which are iPad apps, the other 425,000 being iPhone and iPod Touch apps. But the really interesting part came when Apple announced how many apps were downloaded. 35 billion apps have currently been downloaded in the App Store right now. Cook also went on to say that Apple has paid out $6.5 billion to iOS developers to date.
These stats are certainly cemented into the market right now. With Android users running around not knowing when they can get their hands on the next version of the software and RIM/Facebook getting threatened by the rather subtly implemented iMessage, Apple seem to be dominating areas of the market we didn’t think were possible two years ago. Its certainly somthing to take note of as we see the big guns take their places in this market.
1. Devices running Jellybean as reported by Talk Android
2. Devices running Gingerbread
3. Reported by Mashable in 2010
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