iOS 12 adoption hits 50 percent less than a month after release, Apple confirms

iOS 12 adoption hits 50 percent less than a month after release, Apple confirms
Apple iPhone XS and XS Max running iOS 12

While the latest release of Android, version 9 Pie, is still a no-show when it comes to official statistics, Apple has today confirmed that its latest iOS release has reached a 50% adoption rate.

According to previous unofficial statistics, iOS 12 adoption reportedly sat at 10.4% after two days, which represented a significant drop in pace over the previous release. However, by the two-week mark interest in the update had grown significantly with an adoption level of 46% percent. And now, following today’s confirmation that iOS 12 has reached a 50% adoption rate in under one month, it seems the latest version of Apple’s popular operating system is on par with iOS 10 which could be found on 60% of iPhones and iPads by the end of October 2016. In addition to this, the adoption pace is significantly faster than that of last year’s iOS 11, which took almost an entire extra month to surpass the 50% mark. 

Regarding the current install rate of previous iOS versions, release number eleven has dropped from a peak of 85% in the first week of September to just 39% as of October 10. Similarly, the “others” category, which includes all versions previous versions sits at 11%. This represents a drop in presence of 4% over September's figures.

Unlike recent versions of the operating system, iOS 12 concentrates primarily on performance improvements for all devices dating back to 2013’s iPhone 5s. It is because of this that iPhone and iPad users are understood to be favoring the update over previous releases.

source: Apple via MobileSyrup

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14 Comments

2. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Now that there is an update to 12 already, many will. The reason Android has less updates, is it has less problems. IOS is as bad as Windows use to be, always needing patches and updates. IOS 9 was equal to Windows ME in quality. It was just terrible. I am loving 12 in the iPad, but it's no big deal in the phone though.

5. Phullofphil

Posts: 1832; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Android has bugs as well. Not every update is for bugs. 12.1 is for more features. 12.01 is for some bugs. I early have issues with iOS. Most updates say bug fixes but it is not for anything major usually. Security patches are the biggest thing. Probably to stay ahead of jailbreaking. Android mostly has less updates because it takes an act of Congress to get them released. Well except for the pixel. But comparing them to windows it’s ridiculous. When does seems like they have weekly updates. It seems like every time I turn my computer on it as an update very annoying

8. path45th

Posts: 407; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

What a silly comment. I've been using iOS the last 9 years, I never had any crash or blue screens like on windows.

11. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2276; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Far from the truth. You want to make your statement stick to make it look like their were major issues of the release of iOS12. You are enjoying ios12 on your iPad. You sound contradictory....

3. phonefanboy

Posts: 51; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

How could it not; with all the stupid notification right in the middle of my iphone 8 I feel like I have no choice but to accept it. If, I don't it will prompt for me to type my 4 digit password to get out. LAME

6. Phullofphil

Posts: 1832; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Turn your automatic updates off then I’ve never had apple force an update on me.

7. Phullofphil

Posts: 1832; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Course nine times out of 10 I’m usually at some sort of beta form of the iOS anyways

10. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2276; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Once XR releases and end of Oc, it will grow to 80%. That fast... Android Pie do you have any questions?

12. toshibasupport

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 09, 2018

iOS 12 adoption hits 50 percent less than a month after release, Apple confirms - Apple iPhone XS and XS Max running iOS 12 While the latest release of Android, version 9 Pie, is still a no-show when it comes to official statistics, Apple has today confirmed that its latest iOS release has reached a 50% adoption rate. Regards,

16. Shi.O

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

Meanwhile, my note 8 is still at Android O. Sad! Gonna move back to iOS.

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