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Apple iOS 6 adoption rise 'not due to Google Maps'

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Google Maps' return to the App Store was not behind the recent surge in adoption of Apple's iOS 6 software, new figures suggest.

Data compiled by advertising and analytics company Chitika appears to suggest that the launch of the iPhone 5 in China is what caused the operating system's usage to surge.

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Previous figures released by marketing firm MoPub showed that iOS 6 global adoption was up 30% since the re-release of Google Maps, but Chitika's stats suggest adoption rate in the US and Canada during the period in question was flat.

The iPhone 5 went on sale in China on December 13, selling 2 million units in its first weekend on the market after racking up hundreds of thousands of pre-orders.

"Customer response to iPhone 5 in China has been incredible, setting a new record with the best first weekend sales ever in China," said Apple CEO Tim Cook.

"China is a very important market for us and customers there cannot wait to get their hands on Apple products."

China is Apple's second-biggest market after the US, accounting for 15% (£14.7 billion) of the company's total income in the fiscal year that ended in September.

iOS 6 global adoption is expected to see further gains over the coming week as the iPhone 5 will be available in more than 100 countries by the end of December.

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