Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Apple iOS 10 is being adopted by iPhone and iPad users at an outstanding rate, despite the fact that the upgraded operating system platform has only been available to the public for a few days. The original launch of Apple iOS 10, was on Tuesday.
The new operating system does not incorporate any major improvements; there are, however, small improvements in various aspects of the software. An example of this, iMessage was one of the programs that were updated, enabling users to send stickers to each other, as well as to glean important information from a link received before you tap it.
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Despite the fact, that Apple iOS 10 was only released a few days ago; it is already responsible for running 19.9 percent of iOS devices. In comparison, the iOS 9, which has been running for over a year dropped to 75%, from the 90% that it was on before the release of the updated OS platform.
The competition between Apple iOS 10 and Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Android Marshmallow
Currently, Apple’s greatest rival, Google’s latest operating system platform; Android Marshmallow, is only able to claim operations on 18.7 percent of all Android devices. However, there is positive anticipation for the arrival of the new platform Android Nougat.
Apple has always boasted that the tech giant can attract a vast quantity of its consumers to new platforms at a rapid rate, a rate greater than that of what Google can achieve. This competition is vital as both tech giants strive to acquire new developers.
Developers are essential to the mobile platform for both companies; this is due to the fact that having the latest, and greatest applications on their software; essentially leads to a higher revenue margin. Through having a higher profit margin, a slight gain in revenue sharing between the tech giants and the developers is possible.
From The Developers Point Of View
From the eyes of the developer, with regards to the rivalry between the two companies, both companies offer the essential big user bases that developers seek. However, Apple retains the advantage, which through their platforms; developers need not worry about older platforms supporting their applications; with Android, this is a very different story.
Apple iOS 10 is expected to be adopted at a more rapid rate, than that of their previous platform.
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