38.5% of iOS devices are running iOS 11; Apple executives testing Apple Pay Cash?

38.5% of iOS devices are running iOS 11; Apple executives testing Apple Pay Cash?
Apple launched iOS 11 on September 19th. 24 hours after being released, iOS 11 was running on 10% of iOS devices. After one week, the figure was up to 25.28%. Now, two weeks after the launch, iOS 11 is installed on 38.5% of iPhone and iPad units. As high a figure as that is, last year saw 48.16% of iPhone and iPod models updated to iOS 10 after the same two week time period. So why is the adoption rate for iOS 11 down from last year's iOS 10? There is speculation that iOS users are waiting for certain features like Apple Pay Cash to be included in a future version of iOS 11 (more on this later) before installing the update.

Speaking of updates, Apple is already on iOS 11.0.2 after pushing out the latest build of its mobile operating system. The update, which was released on Tuesday, fixes a bug that created static on the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8+ during phone calls. Two other problems, one with email attachments, and the other related to hidden photos, are also "fixed" with the installation of iOS 11.0.2.

Another report Tuesday says that Apple employees are testing the company's upcoming Apple Pay Cash feature. The testing is reportedly taking place on iOS 11.1. The anonymous employee handed over a couple of screenshots to a member of an online forum. One showed the setup process required for the peer-to-peer service, which allows a user to send cash to another person through iMessages. The other showed a failed attempt to send money from the employee to another individual.

Apple Pay Cash can send money using a linked debit or credit card. Money received is stored in a virtual wallet connected to Apple Pay Cash and can be used for purchases or transferred to a bank account. Using a debit account to send cash using this service is free, while using a credit card will cost the sender 3% of the transaction amount.

While Apple Pay Cash was not found in the version of iOS 11.1 sent to developers last week, that means nothing if employees are internally testing it. It still could end up in a version of iOS 11.1 meant for the public, or it could be earmarked for a later version of iOS 11.


source: Mixpanel via MacRumors (1), (2)

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28 Comments

1. iushnt

Posts: 3086; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Advantage of having your own operating system..

2. japkoslav

Posts: 1499; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

To be honest i would rather stayed with iOS 10, if i would know iOS 11 is such a s**tstorm of bugs and problems.

3. Xilam unregistered

Dude I have it on my iPad 9.7... the reported problems are from some users... you don't see reports from users that have no issues... and there are 38% of all iOS devices already...

5. japkoslav

Posts: 1499; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

I have iPad Pro 12.9 and I have those issues. My friend has it, same problems, his girlfriend has one as well and the same issues. iOS 11 simply suck on 12.9 iPads, if i would have backup i would dowgrade in a heartbeat.

9. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"iPads, if i would have backup i would dowgrade in a heartbeat" Well, you've just learned in the hard way how it is important to backup before attempting any update whatsoever.

11. japkoslav

Posts: 1499; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Backup is sometning you never do in time. That is the rule man (Murphy's law :) My friend who onws an iPhone 6 for years now warned me, but i didn't listen. I am well aware it's my own fault.

17. TerryD

Posts: 544; Member since: May 09, 2017

Even if you back up your iOS device, you cant downgrade the OS once you've taken the plunge

25. Leo_MC

Posts: 7204; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

My phone backs up every time it's on wifi.

12. Xilam unregistered

I have iPad Pro 12.9 and I DONT have those issues. My friend has it, NO problems, his girlfriend has one as well and NO issues. iOS 11 WORKS GREAT on 12.9 iPads, if i would have backup i would NOt dowgrade in a heartbeat. Just making fun of you.... I’m sorry you and your friends have these issues. But I do not. If Apple doesn’t fix it for you - I recommend to get a Samsung tablet next time.

19. japkoslav

Posts: 1499; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Yeah I was thinking about it before. Give iPad to my parents (not realy keen on giving it to my kids, yet :) and get myself a proper Windows tablet with Wacom support. Acer Switch 7 Black Edition sounds like a good candidate for a new tablet. Time will tell.

20. Xilam unregistered

Depends what you do on a tablet. Surface Pro are expensive. And if your an artist - iPad Pro with pencil is better for the money (it’s just a better drawing tool with best app support vs. windows) - and I’ve tried them all. I do like that Samsung Note tablet comes with embedded pen (just like their Note phones).

22. japkoslav

Posts: 1499; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Samsung tables are also an option, those Windows based at least. They are not sold in my home country, but that is not realy an issue. I certainly am not artist :D and I don't like the "feel" of Apple stylus - I know, it can be fixed, they sell "cases" to make that stylus more comfortable in hand. We'll see.

26. Xilam unregistered

Just sharing my own opinion and experience. It’s your money.

24. Leo_MC

Posts: 7204; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

You can still install 10.3.3

16. scarface21173

Posts: 659; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

An awful lot of buggy devices out there.

28. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

Ssshhh Oreo is on 0.2%

4. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Meanwhile Android 8.0 is on 0.2% .....lol haaaa haaaaaaaa haaaaaaaaaaaa!! "But I can customize my icons and wallpapers, I love the blinking led bulb and I'll die without it...bla bla bla" lolzzzzzz

6. japkoslav

Posts: 1499; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Meanwhile on Android - every new version is an upgrade ... But as you said it: if you can get it / or if you like "XDA stuff" :)

21. TMHKR

Posts: 202; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

Regarding custom ROMs, XDA only applies to a shameful number of devices, mostly flagships.

23. japkoslav

Posts: 1499; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

It certainly does. If "nobody" is using it, there is no point to even bother with working on custom rom. I wouldn't call if shameful thou. They are fans, they do that for free and often better than original manufactures.

7. palmguy

Posts: 979; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

So why is the adoption rate for iOS 11 down from last year's iOS 10? Because too many time 1st adopters have been burned by update bugs & had their device slow down, have lag, loose battery charge, disconnect from network or WiFi, random restarting,.....just magical stuff every year.

14. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

the latest version doesnt always equate to the best version ever LOL...apps are like operating system...i prefer an older app version because i prefer the overall look, feel, and experience LOL

8. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

iOS is for little kids playing ABC lesson songs.lol I'm quite shocked they willingly locked them self in a prison just in a name of an apple worshiper. Pls wake up come back to real heaven by believing our Jesus son Samsung. God bless us all.

10. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"Pls wake up come back to real heaven by believing our Jesus son Samsung. God bless us all." Really? You call iOS users "apple worshippers", then proceed to call Samsung "Jesus son"? So, you think you aren't doing the same worshiping as you bash iOS users for doing? Man, you're getting as bad as Mxy.

13. Hallyu

Posts: 790; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

Traitor! Since when did demon Apple buy you? You're committing a gigantic sinful act, come back my child.

18. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

What? I'm a traitor? I'm not owned by Samsung like you xenophobic brat. I use Sony and Huawei handsets too, and I'm a fan of all Android manufacturers. I just pointed out something hypocritical in your comment. You can't call iOS users worshippers and proceed to call Samsung "Jesus son"... That's hilarious.

15. TerryD

Posts: 544; Member since: May 09, 2017

Apple constantly bugs you to upgrade and then once done you can't go back. Not a good idea if you're on an older device because it'll run like a dog.

27. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Normally it's more by now.

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