Apple released iOS 6.1.2 last week and addressed a Exchange Calendar bug that caused more activity on a wireless network, which in turn, caused the battery to drain faster. It now appears that the bugs were more widespread than previously assumed, with ad network Chitika posting data that suggests that the iOS 6.1.2 adoption rate hit 35% in under a week.
The update which is in use across the U.S. and Canada has been downloaded and used more than any other version of iOS in the past. Chitika posted a pie graph (pictured above) of the iOS adoption percentages, which include all updates from the past. Chitika did note that because this update specifically addressed battery life issues, which is a major part of the iPhone, it is not surprising that it had a higher adoption rate.
As this latest update fixed a battery life issue ― a major phone feature ― it’s understandable that the rate of adoption for iOS 6.1.2 would reach these levels so quickly. For comparison, 48 hours following its release, iOS 6.1.2 adoption nearly equaled what we observed for the much more highly anticipated iOS 6 within the same time period ― a significant achievement considering this update was centered on an OS bug fix.
iOS 6.1.2 is the second update released by Apple and addresses the Exchange calendar bug. iOS 6.1.1, which was the first of the strong of emergency updates addressed cellular performance and reliability issues on the iPhone 4S. Apple is expected to release iOS 6.1.3 very soon to the public, having already released the second beta of the update to developers last week. The next update will address a Passcode Lock bug that allows for a user’s personal information to be compromised.