A Chitika Insights research report notes that Apple’s newest desktop operating system, OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, has received largely positive reviews thus far, and recent statistics are showing high adoption rates for updates to iOS.
Chitika Insights conducted a study into Mac OS X usage statistics following the release of Mountain Lion, and found that within the first 48 hours, usage rates for OS X 10.8 were already rivaling those of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger. While over 45% of users still operate on Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, anybody using 10.6.6 or higher is eligible for the upgrade to 10.8, and suggests that those who skipped the upgrade to Lion, which had mixed reviews, may be more inclined to make the jump to Mountain Lion.
The report suggests that with 3.2% of all Mac users upgrading to OS X Mountain Lion in the first 48 hours, Apple’s latest operating system stands to do much better than its predecessor OS X Lion, which experienced only a 14% market share after 3 months on the market, with Mountain Lion’s rapid adoption rate supported by a relatively low price point for the operating system as well as an expansive list of desired feature improvements.
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