Apple: 66% of devices supporting iOS 9 have it installed

The adoption rate for iOS 9 is now 66%

The adoption rate for iOS 9 is now 66%

It has been two weeks since Apple pushed out iOS 9.1, with additional emoji, Live Photos support and more. That update apparently ignited a move by iOS users to install the latest version of Apple's mobile OS. Earlier last month, 57% of iOS users were running iOS 9. Now that the iOS 9.1 update is in the rear-view mirror, Apple says that the adoption rate for iOS 9 is 66%.

In September, with an adoption rate above 50%, Apple said that iOS 9 was being installed at the fastest rate for a new iOS build in the company's history. The current data shows that a quarter of iOS users with a device that supports iOS 9, are still using iOS 8. 9% are using iOS 7 or an even earlier build.

Besides the 150 additional emoji that comes with iOS 9.1, the update also allows the Apple iPhone 6s or Apple iPhone 6s Plus to sense when it s being lowered or raised. This prevents the rear camera from recording the phone being moved up or down for the Live Photos feature. With Live Photos, your iPhone camera records video of the 1.5 seconds before and after you snap the shutter on a photograph. So when you look at the photo and press down on the screen to activate 3D Touch, you see a 3 second video as your photograph comes to life. The feature is available only on the two latest iPhone models.

source: AppleInsider

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62 Comments

1. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

No doubt for Apple OS because they are great even it has bug for sometimes. Your not leaving behind like android OS even it just released the phone 1 year old less.

2. SirYar

Posts: 351; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Really? Than why did my 2 year old G2 get 2 major updates (KK,LP) and is planned to get Marshmallow?

4. TyrionLannister unregistered

G2 is not planned to get marshmallow. A least not officially.

16. Hexa-core

Posts: 2131; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

G2 is officialy getting marshmallow, because LG decided to skip 5.1 and 5.1.1 to go to 6.0 Get a clue:http://www.vcpost.com/articles/97026/20151007/android-6-0-marshmallow-update-lg-g2-confirmed.htm

22. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

that very same site released an article a week later saying it's not getting marshmallow so who knows for sure. http://www.vcpost.com/articles/98073/20151012/lg-g2-excluded-android-6-0-marshmallow-recipients-list-still.htm

35. Jango

Posts: 371; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

See Hexa Core's reply above bro. In any case, let's stay on topic. Apple needs to address the FRAGMENTATION problem that every new iPhone and corresponding OS brings to their 'ecosystem'.

6. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

Are you sure the G2 is getting Marshmallow? If it is I wonder for how long the G4 and Flex 2 will be supported since they have very good specs and very good prices. I think I saw the Flex 2 for around $250? It has really good specs too, not sure if the camera is as good as the G4 though.

17. aba71983

Posts: 807; Member since: Jul 24, 2014

Yeah really. Like what I said that some are leave them behind even it is less than 1 year old phone. I didn't say that all.

20. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Please stop generating more Apple haters.

38. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

I could see this happening. Their last 2 G series have been utter crap. Over heating laggy messes. But the G2 was a nice phone and LG should of improve off this design. The battery in the last 2 not good at all.

47. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Same for my HTC one M7 and my Sony Z1 they are both running latest version and both will receive marshmallow as well. So sorry dude stop living in the past Android is getting there. Google and the OEM just need to put there own pants on and remove from Carrier hand the update process just like Sonim did with my XP7 its updated directly from the manufacturer.

11. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Apple software update is as exciting as Microsoft security patches. In fact I could not be bother with it, I run the same Mac OS X that come with the macbook pro till i get a new one.

15. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Guess am the only one who doesn't care much about latest software update. Own 2 iOS device it's still on iOS 7 as long as it's doesn't carry much bug i think i'm fine. Gadget enthusiast usually upgrade their device each year, so why does it matter for you?

39. willard12 unregistered

Think about all of the great emojis that you're missing out on.

56. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

damn i didn't notice...

26. 99nights

Posts: 1152; Member since: Mar 10, 2015

Welcome phonearena's newest and latest troll.

33. gustavoace

Posts: 187; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Apple updates the system but not the services/features... So you actually get a new looking OS behaving like a old one. Not sure how this is better than what most android phones get

41. promise7

Posts: 894; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

iOS 9 supports the 3 year old iPhone 5 and gets; The new updated Siri The new app switcher The ability to use your mail to guess an unknown number New photo navigation Siri suggestions in Spotlight Your most recent music app automatically launching when you plug in earbuds Contacts from Spotlight search Low power mode The new San Francisco font The new back button Notes share sheets Search function in Settings The new News app The rehauled Notes app Public transit added to the Maps app The new iCloud app So no, you don't just get, "a new looking OS behaving like a old one." You actually get new features and service.

43. j2001m

Posts: 3060; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

I think you missing the part that most of that is auto update on android without an OS update, I think all of it if you copy Appel ver to Google ver of the same things, I.e. With android it does not need OS updates to update basic things like apps Also you also get Samsung and Google service updates and also always Samsung Knox updates and so on I.e. With Samsung you do not need an OS update to secure the phone also I.e. You do not need an OS update to update Google music

58. NinjaBanana

Posts: 37; Member since: Apr 20, 2014

You don't need to update iOS to get APP updates on iPhone, dumbass! You can't compare Android to iOS in security, open source vs closed source software is UNCOMPARABLE IN SECURITY. Open source will ALWAYS be more secure whether you admit it or not.

61. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

yeah open source will always be more secure hahaha...

62. NinjaBanana

Posts: 37; Member since: Apr 20, 2014

*Closed source

45. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

48. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Also get : lag , lower battery life, broken Wifi , in some case broken 3g/4g reception. So plz i would prefere not to have those features if i can get a really stable OS instead. IF i want features i can do what anyone with a brain do.. download app to have those features. An example is Multitasking ( thats the app name ) on android give you similar function to the multi screen features of samsung notes.

59. NinjaBanana

Posts: 37; Member since: Apr 20, 2014

Broken Wifi?? No Cellular? Are you serious? Where the hell do you people get this information, is your head really stuck that far up your ass? Apple would never allow that, and would fix it IMMEDIATELY no matter what iPhone/iPad version it is.

36. Jango

Posts: 371; Member since: Oct 24, 2014

Your comment doesn't even make sense, Aba71983. You need to update your dictionary.

52. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Work on your grammar before trying to bash Android.

60. xfire99

Posts: 1204; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Just get a higher number doesnt mean u get all the ios 9 features with older iDevices.

3. TyrionLannister unregistered

Apart from the emojis and live photos, the best new feature of iOS 9.1 is the awesome lag it brings. I have air 2 and the stutter in multitasking ribbon is unbearable. It was fine on 9.0 but omnipresent on 9.1. This is totally unacceptable with such a powerful tablet. I can only imagine the lag on older tablets.

5. AlikMalix unregistered

I got iPhone 5s and 6s - the UI is smooth on both (I have all translucency and animations turned ON). It looks to me that ios8 and 9 aren't optimized for bigger screens as well unlike screens under 5" which I own and are smooth.

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