Apple Inc.(NASDAQ:AAPL) offered users an upgrade to its new operating system iOS 6 on September 19 and according to reports, within 24 hours of its release, about 15 percent users had updated their smartphones.
Compare this with the adoption rate of Google Android's Jelly Bean 4.1 at 1.5 percent over the same period.
Incidentally this fast adoption rate by Apple users came despite users across criticising the new operating system for various glitches.
Apple's mapping application has come in for wide criticism with almost everyone universally panning it for "horrid results" and what many reports termed as `nightmarish' images of well-known structures and monuments.
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3D images of roads, highways and bridges were distorted while buildings appeared `weird'.
Reports suggest that Apple had put together the mapping application together hastily to reduce its dependence on Google. The Internet search giant is in the process of building a new Google Maps application specifically for Apple's new iOS and is waiting for Apple's approval.
According to the Inquistr, many users who updated to the new operating software also complained about losing their WiFi connections or were unable to access the new Passbook system.
Apple itself, responding to the barrage of criticism online, is hiring software developers and engineers who can work on its new operating software and iron out the glitches.