46% of how many users?
I find percentages not all that much use when comparing things that are not of exactly equal value.
Without knowing how many users that 46% represents, compared to the previous 49%, doesn't mean much.
If the overall user base has increased from (for example) 100 people, to 200 people, then that 46% (of 200) is significantly more actual bodies, than the 49% (of 100)
(yes, of course there is the possibility that there has been an overall decrease in users, in which case the percentages are equally meaningless)
Also, it seems that every year I read these stories of it taking people hours to update iOS, and then finding that they have lost half their stuff, and the battery is crap and the Wi-Fi doesn't work, where as every year, it takes me half an hour to download, back up and update, and everything works fine. I can't be the only one, right?
Saying that though, I am the only person I know that doesn't passionately hate iTunes.