The adoption rate for the OS X Yosemite beta has shattered the last record

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With the changes and new features that Apple is introducing to the upcoming OS X 10.10 Yosemite, we’re sure many are looking forward to the operating system. This has been proven by web analytics firm, Chitika, who revealed that early adoption of OS X 10.10 Yosemite is significantly higher than that of OS X 10.9 Mavericks. According to their findings, Yosemite’s adoption rate in the first 30 days ended at 0.20%. This is versus OS X 10.9 Mavericks which ended at 0.05%. In fact Yosemite had a much stronger headstart compared to Mavericks. Chitika writes, “Overall, the data point to a promising future for OS X Yosemite. In the short term, we expect the operating system’s usage share to grow in the wake of the release of the third Developer Preview edition on July 7, 2014.”

Apple unveiled the initial build of its latest desktop operating system at the company’s worldwide developer conference (WWDC) in early June 2014. With a bevy of new features, including a tighter integration with other Apple devices and services, on top of some user interface changes, many considered Yosemite to represent a dramatic change for Apple in the desktop arena. Subsequent developer interest seems to have been equally striking, as initial adoption figures of the OS beta version in North America have significantly outpaced those of its predecessor, OS X Mavericks. According to a new study published by Chitika today, in the three days following the release of the first OS X Yosemite Developer Preview, adoption jumped significantly – hitting 0.20% of total U.S. and Canadian Mac OS X Web traffic. That figure is particularly impressive considering that adoption of the OS X Mavericks Developer Preview achieved only a 0.05% share after 30 days. The increased level of aggregate activity for Yosemite is likely partially driven by the prominent changes present in this OS version fueling a higher degree of developer curiosity and experimentation. The changes to Safari in particular may be prompting a greater amount of Web usage from current users in terms of testing and customization.


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