Latest iOS distribution stats show iOS 10 is now on 87% of all iOS devices

Latest iOS distribution stats show iOS 10 is now on 87% of all iOS devices
According to the dedicated distribution section of Apple's support page, a whole lot of 87% of all active iOS devices worldwide were running iOS 10, Apple's latest official version of the operating system, as of July 28, 2017. 

That's merely a month and so before iOS 11 hits us, and it is quite likely that it will enjoy a wide adoption merely after a week or so after Apple releases it. Around 9% of Apple's devices are running iOS 9. 

Furthermore, around 3% of all devices are powered by an earlier version of the operating system.

Meanwhile, the situation over at Android's bandcamp is a bit bleaker - merely 11.5% of all active Android devices are powered the latest official version of Android Nougat, whereas the majority of devices, some 31.8%, are running on Android Marshmallow. Of course, what really matters is the Android security patch level, but it's still painful to know that the vast majority of Android users are enjoying a two-year old variation of the OS.

Speaking of iOS 11, feel free to check out our preview of that one, as well as our round-up with all the important new features that are incoming.


source: Apple

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20 Comments

1. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Android wins again.

3. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Always

6. AVVA1

Posts: 228; Member since: Aug 01, 2017

Lol man

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7368; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Well considering 630 million Androids sold this year, and 1.28 billion sold last year. That means with 11.5% gives you 220 million Android smartphones with the latest Nougat update. Besides even if Apple has more iOS devices running iOS. They certainly won't get all latest features on iOS 11. For instance only iPhone 6s's, and iPhone 7's, plus iPad pros will get ARkit. The rest can't get that new iOS 11 feature.

14. mikehunta727 unregistered

That's because the older hardware can't do ARkit.. duh. Just like with older Android devices losing out on features

16. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Latest version of OS without the latest features vs. an older version of OS without the latest features. Which one do you think is better?

2. TerryD

Posts: 546; Member since: May 09, 2017

That's only because it bugs the hell out of you every time you turn the thing on. Most people just give in after a while. Once its installed, there's no going back even if it does make your device slow down to a crawl.

7. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2367; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

You can stop iOS from doing those updates by turning off automatic downloads in the App Store. It won't prevent the current update from pestering you, but it will stop future ones from doing so. It's under Settings, iTunes and App Store, and then you scroll down to automatic downloads and turn off the one for "Updates".

12. TerryD

Posts: 546; Member since: May 09, 2017

Thanks Phil, I'll have to do that. Once you start getting pestered, thats it, it's too late.

11. libra89

Posts: 2281; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Yeah the time frame to roll back is very short (about 2-3 weeks). I quickly rolled back to 9 and I have been on it since.

4. jjface

Posts: 238; Member since: Jun 07, 2017

When they pester you constantly to update with no way to remove the pestering and no way back if you do upgrade even accidently - is anyone surprised?

5. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

85%(Android) vs 14%(iOS), that's why iOS 10 won. *sarcastic

13. TerryD

Posts: 546; Member since: May 09, 2017

FFS didnt realise it was some kind of competition. These people need to pick a football team and concentrate on that instead of which gadget sells most.

8. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 574; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

" But it's still painful to know that the vast majority of Android users are enjoying a two-year old variation of the OS" Even those 2 year old versions of android are more advanced and have more features than IOS 10 and IOS 11. Andriod Lollipop and Marshmallow had file managers and thats just coming in Ios 11. And on my Note 4 I had multi window on it the day it came and it was on Lollipop. So yeah im sure there's things a Android device on 2 major software updates behind can do things an Iphone can dream of :D Android Nougat will be what IOS 12 or 13 will be.

10. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

But that is the problem most iFans do not understand. 87% of iOS users have iOS 10, but right now 100% of Android users have iOS 11.

15. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

That's the hill you wanna die on is it?

18. 99999

Posts: 142; Member since: Jul 25, 2017

Shharap troll what's death and hills got to do with this? Apple fanboy I want answers and an argument. Don't go off-topic. Since you are a Apple fan sheep's get slaughtered, and killed, do you wanna be next?

19. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

The phrase "that's the hill you want to die on?" refers to one's analysis that an argument is flawed and/or lacking in merit. Learn basic concepts before you step to someone, buffoon.

17. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Sounds complicated. So I can root my old Note 3 and installed ios11?

20. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

as it should with a small catalog of devices...

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