Five days was all it took for iOS 5 – the newest mobile operating system used in Apple devices like the iPod Touch, iPad and iPhone – to account for 20 percent of all web traffic coming from iOS devices.
The news comes from data analytics company Chitika which monitored web traffic share of the iOS 5 devices compared to all web traffic from iOS systems.
In a report on its Chitika Insights site, the firm wrote on Wednesday:
“Chitika Insights data engineers observed iOS traffic from October 11th, one day prior to the release, until the 17th. The graph shows impressions from iOS5, as a share of total iOS traffic. Impressions from iOS 5 started to rise gradually from midnight on the 12th, and then jumped over 500% between noon on the 13th and the morning of the 14th.”
Apple released the iOS5 iPhone 4S on Friday, October 14.
“By the final date in our study, iOS5 represented over 20% of total iOS traffic,” Chitika said. “In only five days, iOS 5 has already become the second most frequently used software on iPads and iPhones.”
According to the analytics firm, “iOS4 is still the predominant system in our data set, but this will likely change based on the rise in traffic from iOS5.”
You can read the iOS 5 report from Chitika here.