Five minutes after iOS 6 went live, millions and millions of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users downloaded the update. If you were lucky, it only took about 45 minutes. If you waiting until later to download the update, it probably took upwards of two hours to finalize iOS 6 on your device because practically every person that owns an Apple device in the whole world was downloading at the exact same time as you.
According to Apple, iOS 6 was updated to 100 million devices since it launched last Wednesday.
Everyone wants to try out the, more than 200, new features that Apple’s biggest mobile software update included. With turn-by-turn navigation in the new Maps app, Siri for the new iPad, Facebook integration, Do Not Disturb, a native clock app for the iPad, FaceTime over 3G and 4G, and much more, it is no wonder that much of the world was clamoring to download iOS 6
In addition to record-breaking downloads of the newest mobile operating system, Apple also announced that it sold five million iPhone 5s in just three days. If you were lucky enough to order your phone in the first hour of pre-order, you might have it already. The rest of us have to wait until October before seeing our shiny new iPhone 5s.
“Demand for iPhone 5 has been incredible and we are working hard to get an iPhone 5 into the hands of every customer who wants one as quickly as possible,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “While we have sold out of our initial supply, stores continue to receive iPhone 5 shipments regularly and customers can continue to order online and receive an estimated delivery date. We appreciate everyone’s patience and are working hard to build enough iPhone 5s for everyone.”