Official numbers are out: iOS 10 is on 76% of active Apple devices

The one thing that iDevices definitely have over their Android competitors is the consistent operating system updates that are pushed to all of them. As soon as the newest iPhone drops, the older models, the iPads, and iPods that are active in the world all get a new notification for an iOS update. And it's an annoying one, it downloads the update automatically and nags you over and over to install it, so it's easy to surrender to it.

The newest build of iOS is usually quick to get installed on most devices and makes life easy for developers and users alike... well, most of the time. So, iOS 10 has been out for almost 4 months now and Apple's official statistic says that the system has been installed on 76% of eligible iDevices. 18% have chosen to stay on iOS 9 for now, and a mere 6% are still working on older versions of the software.

Fast and wide adoption is usually good news — this means that users get to enjoy all the new features by the manufacturers and developers have a much easier time building non-buggy apps. In the case of iOS 10, however, iPhone 6s owners may be a bit regretful for hitting “update now”, as the new operating system brought about a ton of battery-related issues. Well, it's still unknown whether it's a software or a hardware issue, but the problems did start after the update, so it's natural that many users and critics draw tangents between the two.

source: Apple

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176 Comments

1. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

I rather always stick iOS 9.3.5 on my iPhone 5 and iPad Air... iOS 10 will destroy my both devices by "Press home button to unlock", battery issue...

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well to be fair, some Android updates break phones. Remember Lollipopgate?

8. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

#Deflection

10. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

And the break rate of Android updates do not count anywhere near the break rate of iOS 8 alone.

12. bucky

Posts: 3782; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

That's because updates are rarely seen.

14. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

They get support for 2 years and security updates every month. Granted its not as long as iDevices but even during that time, the problems caused by iOS updates is much more than that caused by Android updates.

16. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Exactly that ^^ You get the reality of it. @bucky is just trying to nag me.

24. maple_mak

Posts: 953; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

3 years actually...

28. Mxyzptlk unregistered

#Badumtiss You put him in his place.

33. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

"You put him in his place." Look who's talking about being put in his place... You mean like how the PhoneArena moderators put you in your place regularly? SMH

42. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Looks like your place is jock riding off of MG.

52. meanestgenius

Posts: 22013; Member since: May 28, 2014

You've been riding my jock in that teeny tiny brain of yours ever since I joined here.

55. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Correction: You've been salty with my comments every since your other account, your previous alias was banned as seen below: www.phonearena.com/news/BlackBerrys-Chen-clarifies-comment-handset-business-is-not-being-sold-anytime-soon_id55005

57. meanestgenius

Posts: 22013; Member since: May 28, 2014

This is coming from the girl who's teeny tiny mind I take up so much space in that she creates faux accounts (this one got banned) of me in an obviously pathetic attempt to be me, as shown in this article linked below: http://www.phonearena.com/news/Canadas-Smartest-Person-gets-a-job-at-BlackBerry_id87973

40. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I bet you'd rather have an updated bricked phone over a non-updated one that works fine.

27. Mxyzptlk unregistered

#Ignorance

30. meanestgenius

Posts: 22013; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yes, you're full of ignorance. Thanks for admitting it.

43. Mxyzptlk unregistered

What's that phrase you used to say, pot meet kettle?

46. meanestgenius

Posts: 22013; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yes, and it's a phrase that adequately relates to you.

60. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Honestly, I think you're on pot. Or something potent enough to cause delusional comments because you are delusional.

65. meanestgenius

Posts: 22013; Member since: May 28, 2014

Honestly, that was lame. As lame as your wannabe sex life.

90. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You of all people should never and I mean never talk about anyone's sex life especially when you have a very small problem. And that's what she said.

97. meanestgenius

Posts: 22013; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, you're clearly projecting, as she already told me about your half-inch problem.

168. Mxyzptlk unregistered

So says the guy who finishes before it even starts. Like I said before, you should change your avatar to the flash.

29. meanestgenius

Posts: 22013; Member since: May 28, 2014

And he says he doesn't blindly follow Apple, or run to their defense like linebacker every time someone says something about that gets his brown stained tighty whities in a bunch. #Hypocrite

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