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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6 Comments

1. lyndon420

Posts: 6876; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

How about the daylight savings time glitch? It's been years...have they figured that out yet??! Guess we'll see next week...

2. kiko007

Posts: 7520; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

How about that memory leak? Google ever iron that out? Probably not... too busy adding second notches and s**t.

3. lyndon420

Posts: 6876; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Hey...no need to convince me that the Google Pixel line up is one of the worst (if not 'thee' worst) phones to ever come to market. And the name 'Pixel' is just as gay sounding as the iPhone....Google should have never abandoned the Nexus.

4. gamehead unregistered

60%. That’s impressive. iOS 12 hasn’t even been out that long. Hoping it gets the features everyone been asking for like multiple user login.

5. Gazmaticc

Posts: 11; Member since: May 05, 2018

How many Android phones are on Android pie? How many are on Oreo? Don't blame oems because the androind one phones still don't have pie either.

6. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Thanks Apple I got IOS 12.1 update today on my iPad mini 4 soon I will shift to iPad 11 Pro.

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