App marketing service Fiksu has made a graphic, comparing the new iPad Air adoption to previous iPad launches. It shows that the iPad Air sells way faster than other devices did the first days after the got launched. We do need to keep in mind that the 2012 launches saw staggered releases for Wi-Fi and cellular models, with cellular models shipping at least two weeks later than Wi-Fi models in the first wave of countries.
Two days after the launch of the iPad Air, the new tablet’s share of overall iPad activity is five times that of the iPad 4 and more than three times that of the iPad mini following their launches last year. The iPad Air currently represents 0.73% of total active iPads after two days, compared to 0.14% for the fourth-generation iPads and 0.21% for the first-generation iPad mini in the same time frame last year.
Fiksu is also tracking adoption for the latest iOS versions. Fiksu’s data shows iOS 7 running on 71.2% of total iOS devices, compared to 62% for iOS 6 and 51% for iOS 5 at this same point following their releases.