Apple iOS 11 update has reached 52% of devices, roll-out slower than before


Apple has already rolled out iOS 11 to 52% of devices, while 38% remain on iOS 10, and 10% still run on earlier versions, according to information that Apple itself revealed regarding App Store development.

This is marks a slowdown in the update pace for iOS. Last year, Apple's roll-out of iOS 10 went as follows:


Overall, iOS 11 has been a bumpy ride, especially for owners of older devices. Apple is hard at work at polishing iOS 11 after many users reported their devices run noticebly slower and stutter. The iOS 11.1 software update is said to remedy those issues to a certain degree.

While iOS software update pace is a bit slower these days, it's still much faster than the pace of Android updates. In early October, Android 8.0 was only available on 0.2% of devices, and even Android 7 Nougat accounted for only 16% of devices.


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18 Comments

1. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

iOS 11.1 was a great fix to problem that shouldn't have even been there in the first place. The amount of beta's Apple had with iOS 11 should have eliminated majority of the bugs. Apple design the hardware and software themselves, its appalling that they still have so many bugs with the final release of a major software upgrade, it expected to have some small ones here and there but iOS 11.0 slowed my iPhone 7 down, even with iOS 11.1 I still come across the occasional stutter here and there.

4. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Let me tell you something 4-5 years back every new iphone, ios, and galaxy was a big event Slowly and gradually we have reached a time where less and less people care

2. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

Yeah slower than before but at least a trillion times faster than Android Oreo roll out.

5. EvilAPi

Posts: 116; Member since: Sep 25, 2017

Improve your math or fix your haters' mind please.

9. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

Now I know why you never watched FRIENDS, your IQ is too low to understand Chandler's sarcasm.

3. july1999

Posts: 15; Member since: Nov 30, 2016

Still rocking my iPhone 5C on iOS 7.0.3. Runs like a charm! The app compatibility is an issue though. Will also not update my iPad which is on iOS 10.3.3. I think iOS 11 is the same nature with iOS 8 which was a not so much anticipated update due to its bugs and issues. I hope iOS 12 will be better.

6. EvilAPi

Posts: 116; Member since: Sep 25, 2017

iOS 11.0 is the most buggy software I ever used.... And much better on iOS 11.1.

7. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Lollipop.........lol

11. iSeeU

Posts: 49; Member since: Nov 03, 2017

Ios11 still is 3 years behind Android. And those features from ios7 till ios11 were gimmicks by you and Apple fans. Look at you know enjoying them. Rofl....

18. T12RYK

Posts: 849; Member since: Jun 10, 2011

By the time many handsets get the latest update, iOS has already caught up and running on majority of iPhones. It doesn't matter how many features the latest version of Android has if majority of the users won't see them for months or even years!

14. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

Lollipop only required 1 update to fix it issues, and only certain OEM's actually had issues, because Samsung didn't have any. iOS 9 had more updates than any version of Windows or Android combined. Count them, it had 15 updates. 4 of which were full firmware revisions. I can't speak for all Android brands, but I have had zero update issues with Samsung devices. I've never lost data, never had battery run down issues, no quirky bugs that ever showed up. Because Samsung firmware updates go through a more stringent process. Samsung releases it only after testing. Then carriers get it and do more testing as they put their bloat and then it gets released. The process takes longer, but the fruits it bear are worth the wait. Never had my Samsung's get bricked by an update. Apple users 100% can't say the same. The grass is actually greener on the other side. But the iFans who need to justify their high price, will never admit to it.

8. Hollowmost

Posts: 421; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

Last week my friend wanted to sell his iPhone 6s for 120000 dinar in Algeria .... The buyer told him he pays 135000 dinar but with condition that the iPhone 6s should be running iOS 10 .... Weird

10. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Apple made too many unnecessary changes too soon. And comparing iOS updates with Android is completely meaningless. To have a fair comparison, they should track strictly the Pixel devices.

13. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

But why would they do that. They have you anything and everything that is better in iOS, as hate fodder for Android. Every thing that is true of Android, goes double for iOS both good an bad. But they try to make as if iOS is so perfect. We don't care about features, and high resolutions and more RAM. We don't need that. We have buttery smooth experience lies and more. Then when the article appear showing iOS having way more problems vs Android, the usual trolls all go into hiding or purposely skip these articles, knowing they will be blasted. The best thing about coming here as will all sites like this, is the comment section.

12. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

People are scared to update, because every update since iOS7 has been ridden with issues. every last one of them. The claims that Apple having 100% control and limited hardware configurations being an advantage, is their way of justifying paying more for less. I've kept my iPad on 11.2 because 11.0 already ruined the UX. The UI inconsistencies are just terrible. You know there is an issue, when you have the ability to completely wipe the internal storage, reinstall the firmware fresh, and it still runs like crap. Anyone can have problems, but Apple having it the easiest, is really dropping the ball.

15. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Except 8, every other iOS version was better than the last one. If you were right, than every Android version is also worse, because iPhone manages to beat the crap out of any Android device, no matter what OS versions we compare.

17. gamehead unregistered

I one thing I can give app credit for is their app support and walk in repairs

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