iPhone OS 3.0 reaches two-thirds of iPhones in six days

3.0It's been six days since iPhone OS 3.0 software update was released. Todd previously wrote about some of the cool features for users and developers in iPhone OS 3.0.

The question is, should developers start taking advantage of these new features now? How many people have already updated to the iPhone OS 3.0 so far? We analysed metrics data from our applications on the App Store, including Bible Promises, Lovely and Spot the Difference! to analyse the uptake of iPhone OS 3.0 on both iPhones and iPod touches.

iPhone 3.0 OS uptake

Points of interest

  • iPhone OS 3.0 has reached 64% of iPhone users in the first six days since launch.
  • The rapid increase in the first few days appears to be slowing. We will continue to analyse the data to see if the penetration rate reaches a plateau.
  • The growth amongst iPod touch users has been slower, reaching 24% in the first six days. This is no doubt due to the $9.95 charge for updating. We expect the penetration rate for iPod touch to stabilise at a lower number than for iPhones.

If any other developers have similar data, we'd be interested to compare! Please leave any information in the comments.

Matt Mayer

Matt Mayer is a founder at ReignDesign. Matt is from the UK and was based in Shanghai for ten years. He is now living in Bangkok, Thailand.

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