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Apple’s iOS 6 Increases Downloads After Google Maps App Debuts

Submitted by on December 20, 2012 – 10:29 amNo Comment

Well this just adds insult to injury. After receiving public ridicule for the Apple Maps app instituted during the last iOS update, Apple now learns that one of the operating system’s biggest draws is… Google Maps.

TechCrunch reports that adoption of the latest iOS increased 29% since the Google Maps app debuted last week, based on data from mobile ad exchange MoPub. The company’s CEO added, “It verifies the hypothesis that people were actually holding back to upgrade until Google Maps was available.”

Though the proof isn’t direct, iOS did come out three months ago, and was immediately met with anxieties over the maps and anticipation of Google’s own app. So it is difficult to think of another reason upgrades would suddenly spike over the last weekend.

The Google Maps app itself was downloaded over ten million times in its first two days, immediately making it one of the most popular programs in the App Store.

However, iOS 6 has been getting generally positive reviews otherwise, so maybe this is further proof that Apple fans will be patient with a single mistake.

Did you wait to upgrade to iOS 6? What do you think of it now?

[via CNET]

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