iOS 6.1 off to a solid start
iOS 6.1 reaches 22 percent of iOS users during its first week
Apple's iOS 6.1 hasn't even been available for a full week, but it's already managed to score nearly a quarter of users. According to Onswipe, the iOS update was installed by over 21 percent of users in just 36 hours. Onswipe's data included both iPhone and iPad owners.
The release day may have been the biggest so far, with more than 11 percent of iOS users nabbing the update within its first 24 hours of availability. And the number of users who switched over straight away are likely higher than this, as CNET points out, Onswipe data did not include all iOS owners. Rather, the company tracked just 13 million -- a pretty small number in the grand scheme of it (Apple noted Monday that iOS 6 had reached nearly 300 million devices).
Whether your iPhone is sporting iOS 6 or the newest iOS 6.1, you'll be able to jailbreak it soon. The new jailbreak is rumored to launch as soon as this weekend, most likely on Super Bowl Sunday. Notice we only said iPhone -- as jailbreaking your iPad is technically illegal. But you should be good to go ahead with the iPhone jailbreak, at least until 2015. You can read more about that here.
While we're talking about Apple, we also heard this morning that the company could make its iPhone 6 cheaper than any of its predecessors (at launch). The idea here is that Apple would price its upcoming iPhone to compete as hard as ever with Samsung's Galaxy S4.
Apple has purportedly been all kinds of glum over losing its edge to more budget-friendly Android-based options. While it would be completely out of character for the Cupertino, Calif. company, perhaps it's finally ready to make its newest products affordable for everyone.
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