Apple confirms 65% of iPhones and iPads run iOS 11, less than 30% are still on iOS 10

Apple confirms 65% of iPhones and iPads run iOS 11, less than 30% are still on iOS 10
Google releases monthly updates concerning the distribution of various Android versions, but Apple doesn't have to do that. From time to time, the US giant releases statistics that offer us a look at the iOS distribution at a macro level.

Today, Apple published statistics about the iOS 11 adoption, as well as how the previous versions of the operating system performed in comparison. It's true that fragmentation exists in the world of Apple as well, but not at the same level as Google's Android.

But let's not compare apples and oranges, and get straight to the point. According to Apple, 65% of iPhones and iPads are now using iOS 11, while 28% are still powered by iOS 10. Only 7% of devices are still using earlier versions of iOS.

These numbers were measured by the App Store on January 18, so the information is a fresh as possible. The good news is those numbers will only grow as Apple users continue to switch to newer devices or new customers jump on the iOS bandwagon.

In comparison, Apple announced exactly one year ago that 76% of iPhones and iPads are running iOS 10, which was the newest version of the platform at that time.

source: Apple

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57 Comments

20. Hollowmost

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

All this 65% of iOS 11 users wish to downgrade lol

32. AmashAziz

Posts: 2898; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

I don’t.

22. Phantom1031

Posts: 263; Member since: Aug 02, 2014

I want to downgrade also from ios 11.2.2 to 10 on my ipad

23. path45th

Posts: 402; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

Don't hear what the haters say here. They have never used an iPhone to know what it all about. My phone 5s works pretty well on iOS 11. Not super fast but not slow either. The other day I did a report that I had to use tables and add pictures using Pages app on my 5s and it was as fast as it used to be. I don't find any reason to upgrade to a newer iPhone but when I will upgrade it will be an iPhone because I know very well how good iPhones work even when they are 5 years old like my 5s. And above all I still get all the latest IOS updates so there is no need to worry about security threats and malware.

25. japkoslav

Posts: 1497; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Don't be so sure it's just "haters", or how you call it. I am iOS user and I prefer even old Android to iOS 11. I have never caught virus or installed mallware on any OS, I am really not that stupid to download unverified Apks, I gladly pay for my apps. I use my Samsung Note 10.1 ed 2014 (android 7.1) much more often than my iPad Pro 12.9 (iOS 11).

29. cmdacos

Posts: 4095; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

You're right, there is no reason to upgrade because nothing has changed...

28. cmdacos

Posts: 4095; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Slowest adoption rate of the past few which is surprising considering the push to update for security concerns during spectre/meltdown timeframe. I guess there are some smart iOS users out there. At lease 35% of them anyway...

34. jjface

Posts: 229; Member since: Jun 07, 2017

When they force it on you what do you expect. Bug you constantly. The number is pretty low considering.

39. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

IOS updates are fixes for patches, and patches for fixes...nothing more. Then the yearly major update, just jacks features from android, with an Apple spin on them.  The reason why the iPad Pro is so good now, is because Apple copied split view, picture in picture, floating window (multitasking dock), and pencil support, and Apple's take on screen off memo from the Galaxy Note 8. Let's keep it real now. We ownwers of both platforms, are the most qualified to speak.

56. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

You're right darkk. I'm non tech enthusiast as average consumer i'm don't want to be biased, since we invest in both platform and simply want to take benefit from each platform. Now i'm running 11.2.2, while the previous version is lag so much (i noticed a transition between widget & homescreen page is even worse than ol magazine ux by samsung, plus when i want to access some apps from lock screen widget it's not responsive). I have non-techie friends whose not happy with iOS 11 update, he own iPhone 6 and says Apple force him to update, or else he can't sync his device with iTunes. Now the battery drain much quicker and there's some performance issue.

57. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I no longer have my iPhone X, but I still have my iPad Pro, and it's laggy, and gets glitches here and there. The Apple fanboys won't admit, that iOS 11 has issues, and Apple still hasn't worked them out. There are also carryover bugs from iOS 9 still present. It's not a very stable release, but only real tech fans will admit it.

58. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

Wow, i thought it won't affect new flagship like iPhone X. I'm using iPad Pro too, since it has larger battery capacity i didn't notice any battery drain issue like my friend iPhone 6.

59. darkkjedii

Posts: 30964; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

My iPad get great battery life, it just doesn't run as smooth as it did on iOS 10.

66. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

And Samsung copies some of those features from who?? #Windows

40. EC112987

Posts: 1214; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

My iPad mini is still running iOS 9 and I'm not complaining. iOS 11 on my pro is amazing though.

46. Trex95

Posts: 2380; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Apple own IOS Android OEM’s doesn’t own Android OS Google does and that’s why pixels phone got updates like iPhone same story as Nokia when they used to own Symbian OS.

48. Rangerboy505

Posts: 22; Member since: Sep 09, 2016

Yay I'm in the 7% with my iOS 9

54. mootu

Posts: 1500; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

All you muppets claiming IOS doesn't suffer from malware better take a look at this, it's a doozy. https://www.gsmarena.com/bug_named_chaios_reveals_imessage_vulnerability-news-29216.php All someone has to do is send a link to imessage and thats it, doesn't matter if you click the link or not, once it on your phone it's active.

67. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

I'd tipped PhoneArena to this... twice... never saw anything about it posted here. And it effects 1/3 of iOS users.

55. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

LOL!! Look at this comment section. No good argumentation, simply biased war between fanboy.

63. Predator1701

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

Awesome, I have iOS 11 installed on my iPad and loving it. But on my Galaxy S8 I'm still stuck on Nougat. Android updates are too few and far between.

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