Wednesday, December 7, 2011

After the iPhone 4S and iOS 5: overview of versions iPhone, iPad and iOS most popular

Instapaper (available here on the App Store) is a rather practical solution delayed reading and document storage web to read web pages later, and even offline.
This system is widely used worldwide, the figures revealed by Instapaper on the versions of IOS use and distribution by iDevice users of this service are very interesting. So a few weeks after the arrival of two important innovations: a new iPhone with the iPhone 4S iOS 5 and above, this program enables developers to see the installed base and adjust accordingly:

When a developer needs to consider the compatibility of the app from one or IOS version and, or, to a model iDevice, it must be recognized that the solution does not appear by itself.

Knowing that in addition, the development of several iOS has a cost (technical compatibility with an older version of IOS may limit opportunities for users or more complex and therefore economic) statistics from Instapaper could help some developers to more easily choose.

It appears from this study the distribution iOS follows:

     45.1% for iOS 5

     98.8% for the cumulative iOS 4 and 5

Thus, by making his app only supports iOS 4 and 5, the developers touch almost everyone.

If we look at version 4.3, it appears that the app can already be used with 88% of users.

As for the distribution terminal, here's what happens:

     29.5% for the iPad 2

     25.8% for iPhone 4

     24.1% for an iPad

     7% for the iPhone 3G

     6.9% for the iPhone 4S

While these figures into perspective given the specificity of Instapaper, you could almost draw a parallel between the IOS versions and terminals compatible with them.

However, if these figures reflect reality, at least for the version of IOS, we must recognize that the cost and time to make an app compatible with iOS 3 or even 4 a version of IOS prior to 4.3 may be much higher than the possible benefits for the number of additional potential users. That's why fewer and fewer applications are compatible with iOS 3.

And with the holiday season, the renewal of terminals and users' commitments with respect to operators, this distribution is expected to increase and make some versions of IOS less and less attractive to a developer.

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