Over 300 million devices now on iOS 6 and above

By , Jan 28, 2013

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In addition to seeding the public version of iOS 6.1 this morning, Apple also published a press release announcing a number of interesting stats and milestones. The most notable landmark is that there are now more than 300 million users on iOS 6.0 and above.

That’s pretty wild, considering that last week the company said there are now more than 500 million iOS devices in the wild. That’s well over a 50% take rate in less than 6 months, which certainly bodes well for app developers. Keep reading for more details…

From Apple’s press release:

“iOS 6 is the world’s most advanced mobile operating system, and with nearly 300 million iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices on iOS 6 in just five months, it may be the most popular new version of an OS in history,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “iOS 6.1 brings LTE support to more markets around the world, so even more users can enjoy ultrafast Safari browsing, FaceTime video calls, iCloud services, and iTunes and App Store downloads.”

As we reported last week, iOS 6.1 adds LTE support for 36 additional iPhone carriers and 23 new iPad carriers. The 4G cell service is now available in many areas that didn’t have it before such as Italy, Denmark, Switzerland, and several Middle Eastern countries.

In addition to these stats, Apple also announced that the App Store now contains more than 800,000 apps, with 300,ooo of them iPad-specific. And on the social front, users have sent over 9B photos to Photo Stream, and 450B iMessages, with 4 trillion notifications.

Of course, the big news of the day is the release of iOS 6.1. The update includes some developer-sided Map improvements, a new Siri feature involving movie ticket purchases, and some cool stuff for the Apple TV. Oh yeah, and it also bringing about a new jailbreak.

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  • pauleebe

    I like this statistic, because Samsung is bragging about how they have sold over a BILLION Galaxy devices, but I really wonder how many of them are on Jelly Bean (most up to date Android software)?

    HINT: Likely no where near 300 million.

    • JoshuaHulgan

      I think you mean
      100 million.

      • http://twitter.com/idrakemiller Drake Miller

        not even 40, lol

      • pauleebe

        My bad! Fat fingered it, thank you.

  • Mohammad Ridwan

    Important fact is that Apple makes it impossible for average users to roll back to their previous firmware.. So even if any one updates they are stuck.. iOS 6 is least important update.. yet…

    • http://twitter.com/MCaudebec Maxim∑

      why would an average* user want to roll back though?

      • pegger1

        I agree, average users don’t want to roll back. Average users don’t even know why they’re updating.

      • http://www.facebook.com/siggen Sigurd Bøe

        Yes they do, to make the Apps in App Store work of course.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1432237131 Chhun Sereyrithy

    Apple should have thanked Jailbreak community for their good news about their upcoming 6.1 (hopefully untethered) jailbreak … lolz. I’m more excited about the release of iOS 6 jailbreak rather than Apple iOS 6.x.x release! I know it’s not much comparing to their work, but I will once again pay back to you all my admirable jailbreak developers!

  • http://twitter.com/idrakemiller Drake Miller

    wait, you will see apple stocks got even better to 100%

  • Curtis

    Finally 6.1 is out, jailbreak coming anytime now . . so we can update right?

  • twited21

    My iPhone is still on 5.1.1 jail broken of course can’t wait for this new one to land in my lap BRING IT

    • Aboty Nano

      Lucky you! I update to iOS 6.0, and still on it! and so, I can’t downgrade ..

    • http://twitter.com/SonicteamPower Sonicteam Power

      My iPod is on iOS 5.1.1 jailbroken, Well, if i Update now, I can’t jailbreak because of my Broken Home Button (RedSn0w DFU IPSW FTW)

  • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

    my old 3GS is and my ipod touch 4G are on 6.0.1 .. 5 is on 6.0.2…. 4S and ipad 3 are not..

    • ghulamsameer

      6.0.2 was an update just for a scrolling bug on the iPhone 5, I believe.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joe.jonsen Joe Jonsen

      update now my 5 is on 6.1 waiting for the jailbreak

  • http://www.facebook.com/AbotyNanos Aboty Nàno

    I need a jailbreak for 4S >_<

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1328808990 Bhuvan Kalra

    Release the iOS 6 Jailbrek and iOS rate will rise upto 85%! :D