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OS X Mavericks Adoption Stalls as Users Await Updates

12 November 2013 593 views 5 Comments

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It has been three weeks since Apple shipped its latest desktop operating system opus. However, while OS X Mavericks adoption easily outstripped Mountain Lion, growth has largely dried up.

When the Fairer Platform last looked at Mavericks adoption, back on October 29, a bit more than 12 percent of the page views tracked by web metrics firm GoSquared were requested by Macs running OS X 10.9.

Fast forward to today and Mavericks adoption has creaked up to about 15 percent — a figure that has ranged as low as 12 percent and as high as 20 percent over the last week.

Mavericks Adoption: Week 1 vs Week 3

It has been three weeks since Apple shipped OS X 10.9. However, while OS X Mavericks adoption easily outstripped Mountain Lion, growth has largely dried up

What has kept OS X Mavericks adoption stalled in that range? The easy answer is that OS X 10.9 fence sitters are waiting for Apple to patch a range of well documented issues, including bugs affecting SMB2, Safari 7, iBooks and Remote Desktop.

It has been rumored that Apple is testing OS X 10.9.1, which is expected to address those issues and more. While OS X 10.9.2, which is also in testing, will bring iMessage blocking and FaceTime audio calling (ie new features), as well as tidy up any remaining bugs.

Have you upgraded to OS X Mavericks or are you holding out until Apple cleans up the bugs?

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