Apple's iOS 12 update now sits on 60% of devices, Tim Cook announces

Apple's iOS 12 update now sits on 60% of devices, Tim Cook announces
Apple iPhone XS and XS Max running iOS 12

Weeks after Apple's iOS 12 update reached an adoption rate of 50%, and just minutes after announcing the all-new iPad Pro lineup, Apple’s CEO Tim Cook announced that the level of installs seen by iOS 12 in its first month of release is higher than any previous update, including 2016’s iOS 10.

Alongside this, Cook also confirmed that iOS 12 now sits on a whopping 60% of all active iPhones and iPads. This means that, at this moment in time, the adoption rate of iOS 12 is on par with, or slightly above, the popularity of iOS 10. Furthermore, it puts the latest version significantly ahead of last year’s iOS 11 which could be found running on just 52% of devices by November 8, 2017, almost two months after release.

Unsurprisingly, there is no official reason as to why users have embraced the latest update so quickly but it presumably has something to do with the performance improvements offered by the new release to devices dating back to 2013, as well as the new features that it brings.

Starting today, Apple's mobile users can take advantage of the iOS 12.1 update that finally activates eSIM support and introduces Group FaceTime, an adjustable bokeh effect, and a fix for the controversial “Beautygate.”

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