Apple announces fastest iOS adoption ever – the newest update is already on more than half iDevices

Apple announces fastest iOS adoption ever – the newest update is already on more than half iDevices
Well, folks, the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are well on their way and, as usual, the new update to Apple's mobile operating system – iOS 9 – is already rolling out to supported devices. And the list for supported devices is pretty impressive – going back 4 years to iPhone 4s and iPad 2 and above.

A few of days ago, we heard complaints of iOS 9 causing modern devices, such as the iPhone 5s and iPhone 6, to start performing terribly choppy and slow. Apparently, however, this wasn't much of a concern for most users, as Apple has just reported that iOS 9 is already downloaded to more than 50% of iDevices – that's the fastest iOS update adoption in the history of Apple mobile devices. Looking at 3rd party analytics, provided by Mixpanel and GoSquared, we see that iOS 9 is currently displayed as being used on 36% and 33% of devices, respectively. So there's a 14% - 17% discrepancy there – we're willing to chalk it up to 3rd party companies lagging behind with their information for one reason or another.

Whichever number you take, however, that's still a pretty impressive adoption rate in just 5 days after the official roll-out. Looking at Android, according to Mixpanel, Lollipop is just now hitting 37% adoption. And we are, allegedly, a couple of months away from the next big Android update – Marshmallow.


sources: Apple, Mixpanel (iOS | Android), GoSquared

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