Today Apple announced the iPhone 5 broke a new record – 5 million units sold in the first three days of its market availability. The press release contained some statistics about the iOS 6 updates as well.
According to the issued statement the iOS 6 landed on more than 100 million devices already, excluding the iPhone 5 units.
The iOS 6 update is available for the iPhones 3GS, 4 and 4S; iPads 2 and 3 (a.k.a. the new iPad); and iPods Touch 4 and 5. It started seeding on September 19 and 100 million iDevices are already running it. Surely there are a few million more to come, since not every iOS users is eager to update (they either don’t know there is an update or they just don’t want to get lost with the Apple Maps).
So while this is an impressive number, it’s not a surprising one considering the huge iOS user base and the global availability of the update.