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
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, is thought to be targeted at bringing iMessage blocking and FaceTime audio calling (ie new features) and clean up any remaining bugs.
Have you upgraded to OS X Mavericks or are you holding out until Apple cleans up the bugs?