iOS 6 gobbled up by 15 per cent of iPhone, iPad users in first 24 hours

It's download mania

Some 15 per cent of Apple iPhones and iPads have been upgraded to iOS 6 in the first 24 hours of its availability, according to Chitika Insights, which gets its data from millions of mobile ad impressions it measures on its network.

IOS 6: The Key New Features

Apple released iOS 6 on September 19 over the air and through iTunes to mainly sterling reviews, though the upgrade had initial WiFi-related hiccups and some users are down on Apples switch from Google Maps to its own Maps app. A

pple has touted improved Siri voice capabilities, turn-by-turn navigation and better Facebook integration in iOS 6, which boasts hundreds of new features that iPhone 5 users will soon get their hands on.

It took iOS 5 five days to wind up on 20 per cent of devices, so obviously iOS 6 is off to a speedier start.

Chitika points out that Androids newest OS, Jelly Bean (a.k.a Version 4.1), only grabbed 1.5 per cent adoption during its first 2 months on the market.

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