Apple has been criticized pretty heavily with iOS 6. While the limitations of iOS 6’s Maps is the only major complaint, other small issues such as Wi-Fi bugs have popped up, ticking some people off. Surprisingly, however, it seems as if users aren’t too unhappy with iOS 6 when compared to iOS 5. According to TechCrunch, On Device, a research firm, polled 16,000 iPhone users and found that users were only very slightly less satisfied with iOS 6 over iOS 5. However, this still comes as a surprise as iOS has never experienced a user satisfaction drop before.
On Drive’s CEO, Alistair Hill, said the following on the issue:[quote]We have always seen an increase in device satisfaction as consumer upgrade their mobile operating system from one version to another[/quote]
Above we’ve embedded a chart that shows the difference in user satisfaction between iOS 4, iOS 5 and iOS 6. While the chart doesn’t show much information, it gets the point across. For the most part, the .10 point drop from iOS 5 to 6 happened because of Apple’s less than stellar Maps app.