TechSpot

Apple now publishing iOS fragmentation data on developer site

By Jos
Jun 21, 2013
Post New Reply
  1. Mirroring a similar initiative by Google -- and perhaps intended as a swipe at Android -- Apple has started charting the state of iOS fragmentation on its public developer page. The data, collected from Appleā€™s App Store during the 14-day...

    Read more
  2. Well it's true that Android is fragmented with so many different providers and manufacturers.
  3. It boils down to the size of the changes. You can put out a new version every two years and have fewer versions, but people have to wait a long time for new features or you can put out versions faster so your users get newer functionality faster.

    The phone a user buys has the functionality they bought. If a phone does not upgrade to a newer release of software, the user still has all the functionality they bought.

    Do all versions of IOS work on all versions of iPhones?
    Do you have multiple vendors that make all types of different phones for Apple?
    Do you have the widest possible selection of phones and features with Apple?
  4. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,931   +898

    Wow IOS fragmentation is less than I expected.
  5. Id like to see a study asking if people would prefer to go back to an older version of iOS (or any operating system for that matter.

    I updated my iphone 4 to 5.1.1 and I noticed my device was much slower with general use, worse battery life (Yes, I turned off everything I didn't use) And it gave me features that I don't use like facebook integration and twitter.

    Fortunately I was able to downgrade because I was jail-broken before I updated...but I really hated 5.1.1.

    I wonder, if given the chance, would people revert back to an older version?
    dikbozo likes this.
  6. Don't forget!
    After the release of a new iOS all the updated apps will soon need the new iOS to function.
    So.... People upgrade.

    Not all Android apps need the new version of android to function.
  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,025   +735

    Why is it that a lot of Apple users sign in as 'Guest'? Don't bother, I think I already know the answer to that question. If I was an Apple user, I'd also like to remain anonymous.
  8. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 3,463   +622

    What we need is another two pie charts to provide some context: price-per-device and device-age.

    Without that, Apple can shove their stupid graph somewhere.

    "Oh, I updated to iOS 6, everything is laggy as hell, better upgrade to latest iPhone!"
    "Oh dear, 80% of the top apps don't work on my very outdated and insecure iOS5, I definitely must upgrade."


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...
Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.