Defragmentation – iOS 9 is now on 84% of Apple mobile devices out there


On its Developer page, Apple announced that iOS 9 has reached an 84% adoption across all supported iPhones, iPads, and iPods in operation today. This marks a 7% increase since February, and despite the solid growth percentage, the number isn't remarkable considering it took two months to achieve it. If iOS 9 keeps at or below the same rate of growth, its prospect of breaking through 90% adoption by the next version's announcement at the WWDC event in the middle of June seems unlikely.

It is possible that the slowdown in adoption is caused, in part, by the various bugs that plagued the initial release and the updates that followed. iOS 9.3, in particular, crashed newer iPhones and older iPads before Apple released a quick patch to eradicate the problem. There's also the user segment that still holds on to older devices and iOS versions out of various considerations, preventing iOS 9 from reaching all active Apple handsets and tablets out there.

By virtue of its "walled garden" nature and Apple's commitment to supporting aging devices, iOS 9 is doing much better in the numbers game than Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which ran on a measly 4.6% of active devices by April 4, 2016. The issue of fragmentation gets in the way of app developers that struggle with making their applications behave consistently on the sheer variety of Android devices out there. It also reserves the latest security updates and technological additions to a very small segment of Android device users.

Although Samsung and LG are reasonably up to speed with bringing Google's monthly security patches on their newer devices, not all device makers have the resources to pick up after them. Currently, the only way to get an Android update experience close to Apple's is to get a Google-branded Nexus device, which is a great option, but not the best for everyone.

source: Apple via Ubergizmo

FEATURED VIDEO

67 Comments

68. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

In any case, who cares, even at 84% this. Is still huge, I'm sure by Septmber it will reach at 90%-91%.

67. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

I'm pretty sure that the actual percentage is closer to 86%, reason being that there has to be quite a large number of Apple employes who are running their devices on iOS 10 by now. In other words, they would be in the ""other" section and they would take at least 1% of the chart.

37. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

*The issue of fragmentation gets in the way of app developers that struggle with making their applications behave consistently on the sheer variety of Android devices out there.* Proof? Google update the API directly whitout OS update just to evade such issue. Love how biased some website are.

34. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Even wirj iOS 9, and iPhone does less than any Android running Android 4.x. That's all that matters in reality. Having the bst updating program, but not bring anythign to the table with it, is a lame thing to brag about. 10 iOS9 patches do to clumsy, rush to device updates, that broke things that weren't broken at first. Yeah brag about your updates. I rather an update take 6 months to come, than getting an update 6 months in a row to fixx things and then finally your last update is finally on par with the single one I received. iOS9...10 updates in 7 months. LOL 84% of the iOS users have buggy, lagyy, app crashing phones vs my phone which just got it one and only major update 5 months after its release and so far has had no major issues. Samsung does release updates in a time manner. Its just up to carriers to get it to their customers. If Samsung would make carriers not hard-code their apps into the firmware and just have them provide the apps via Google Play, updates could be faster. But I have to say, Verizon being meticulous about their updates being perfect, T-mobile has also had great updates, ATT and Sprint have also done well too. They may take extra time, but at leats after updating; we didnt need another update days later to fix anything. With Samsung testing the firmware before giving it to carriers and working out their issues, and then carriers adding their stuff and having the time to work out their issues, has given us double protection. Sure the process is slower, but the end results are way better than what Apple has done. Considering Apple has only one phone to deal wit, they should have less issues and they simply don't.

43. Ninetysix

Posts: 2967; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

51. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Ninetysix in denial as usual.

18. dimas

Posts: 3468; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Defragmentation- faulty due to hardware or software problems Adoption- acquiring or getting something like software updates and can be presented with percentage. Obviously, the headline's banking on flaming people so the writer jumbled the definitions.

10. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

iOS' pie chart looks like Pacman, while Android's chart looks like you're looking at the bottom of a Diamond :D

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31817; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I had to envision the diamond one, then lol'd.

17. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Its funny coz its true

8. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

6.4? That's pathetic. Lollipop can do everything iOS can do, but come on! 6.4 on latest android?!

9. 2.5GHz

Posts: 270; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

"Lollipop can do everything iOS can do"... No, Lollipop can do WAY MORE than what iOS 9 can do.

15. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Like what? Change icons? Is that it? Usb otg is what I miss on iOS but other than that there is nothing iOS can't do with apps

19. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Multi-users File manager system wide USB Mass Storage Mode Adoptable Storage (Micro SD) Display Calibration Default apps Multi-window Pop-up video player Wi-Fi turns off after phone is not used NFC files with other devices and OS Bluetooth same like NFC Private Mode Widgets Quick Toggles Sideloading apps Google Now More security options etc. But yea only changing icons and wallpapers /s

24. ananthu07 unregistered

savage :D

26. 2.5GHz

Posts: 270; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Right, Ordinary. You've already said what I was going to, in response to Wiencon. But let me add "Power Saving Mode", which iOS doesn't /s

45. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I'd say Ultra Power Saving Mode is better. Sure its only exclusive to Samsung. But with only 20% battery, this mode will still allow my phone to work for at least a full day. If you activate this mode its a full charge it will last a full 48 hours or longer on a single full charge. That is awesome power that NO PHONE on this planet has.

49. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Sonim XP7 in power saving mode can easy do 3 full day with heavy usage. Its has a 4800 mah battery and small 4 inch screen on the other hand. The point of this comment is to put you back in your place about NO PHONE on this planet has. I can easily play 12 hours of hd movie in a row on this Sonim XP7 and still have more than 30% battery left thats with brightness at max.

59. iushnt

Posts: 3191; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

You hate Samsung so much LIKE how YOU HATE Apple..isn't it?

64. 2.5GHz

Posts: 270; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

marorun stated a fact! That's not hating.

48. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

ios now have power saving mode ( lets be consistent ) But i agree on the other points.

29. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2282; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Alickmylicks should read your comment...he's that emotional dude who posts about not neeDing widgets and to change fonts when it comes to Android...despite being sat down always before pretending that he never read comments like yours, he still posts the same thing over and over again

30. Ninetysix

Posts: 2967; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

OMG! Are you serious? Wi-Fi turns off after phone is not used...been waiting for this my entire life! Driving to best buy now to trade in my iPhone. BRB

50. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Attacking 1 point of the list wont make you look good in fact its only make you look moronic.

52. Ninetysix

Posts: 2967; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

I can list all the things he mentioned and it still wouldn't make me trade my phone in. My money and my phone preference. I don't give a crap what you think..lol.

60. iushnt

Posts: 3191; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

How can a person leave a religion with few points right? Enjoy your religion bro

65. 2.5GHz

Posts: 270; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Wi-Fi turns of when the phone is not used - it depends which Android Phone.

66. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

IIRC I didnt said that cause of those points you should change your phone. I am sorry if I made you feel insecure.

35. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I like to add: Multi-directional recording Super fast Auto-focus Better low light performance 5MP cameras with higher than 1080p recording 12MP cameras that take better picture, even on the old S4 Taking better pictures than the latest iPhone Full multi-tasking Split-screen apps Dragging media from one app directly into another settings inside the actual app File transfer for ANY file type via Wifi Direct, Bluetooth or NFC (mentioned) More battery efficient subsystem (considering the Note for example has 5 times the features of the iPhone and yet last equally as long)

58. iushnt

Posts: 3191; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

For me, torrent downloads too

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless