88% of iOS 9-ready devices now have it installed, says Apple99+
With iOS 10 likely to be rolled out during the coming week's big event or shortly thereafter, Apple will surely be hoping for a repeat of iOS 9's impressive adoption rate. While the 9-in-10 stat is laudable at any point, Apple reported a 50 percent uptake of iOS 9 by the end of its September 2015 launch month — the fastest rate of iOS adoption in the firm's history. Then in November just after iOS 9.1 dropped, Cupertino reported that 66 percent of those wielding iOS 9-ready devices had taken the plunge.
While the major mobile operating systems have their share of pros and cons, it cannot be denied that when it comes to ease of updates in the mobile space, iOS is king. Where Android's device fragmentation and Windows' general lack of development mean that many users can be left waiting, iPhone and iPad owners generally avoid such tedium. New iOS iterations usually become available to all compatible devices right away — sans the carrier and third-party OEM interventions that can be oh-so frustrating to the Android community.