iOS 10 has now reached almost half of compatible devices


Almost 50 per cent of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch owners that can run iOS 10 are now doing so, according to new figures. iOS 10 is was rolled out just over two weeks ago with a bunch of new features and performance tweaks and now, stats firm Mixpanel has discovered that 48.16 per cent of iOS 10-ready gadget owners have taken the plunge. 

Since Apple's iOS updates needn't sing to the tune of carriers or third-party OEMs à la Android, owners of iOS 10-ready devices have been eligible for the update from the moment Cupertino rolled it out. Uptake has once again been impressive if slightly slower than last year's, but there's another secret behind Apple's success in this regard. Those still lagging behind are generally met with a barrage of pop-up reminders to get them to update and while it's not too bothersome at first, it quickly gets old. Thus, we expect this figure to continue rising as Apple aims to repeat iOS 9's impressive 9-in-10 adoption.

While these figures suggest Apple is struggling to get users on board as quickly as it did with iOS 9, Mixpanel's estimates are not official .Still, the same company reported last week that around one-third had made the leap to iOS 10-dom, and with 47.79 per cent of devices said to be running iOS 9, it seems the latest version has finally become the majority stakeholder. 

If you're running iOS 10, be sure to check out our walkthrough of the new and hidden features therein. 

source: Mixpanel via MacRumors

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30 Comments

1. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 673; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

I like iOS 10 so far very much. However, I believe that battery life is not as good as it was in iOS 9. I hope Apple is fixing this with an update.

27. vincelongman

Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Also its performing very well on my iPad Mini 2 I had had major performance issues on iOS 9.0-9.1 Credit to Apple for adding new features and animations without causing regression in performance this time

30. xperian

Posts: 418; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

How does safari compare with ios 9 on ipad mini 2? Did it get functionality, like native webm support? How is the performance?

2. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well it is easy to upgrade a handful of devices when all the update does is add terrible looking widgets that ruin the uniformity of the UI.

3. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

You mean the uniformity that Android hasn't had in well.......ever?

9. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Yea, that was the point of android. "Be together, not the same" and all that. Conformity and submission is an iFan thing.

28. AlikMalix unregistered

Based on your reply, You have no idea what kiko was talking about.

5. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I actually like the look of the widgets on the lock screen(s)

14. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

19. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

There might be more empty widget space on the screens (the frames for instance), I do find the information better glanceable than before.

21. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Obviously it is more functional, but it breaks the previous design uniformity introduced in iOS 7. It isn't even that they changed the design language to accommodate, but just added elements that had no indication to the design because it was the only way they could come up with. They literally copied the Android style floating notification box, but in their layered transparency paradigm, it looks hideous and breaks the structure. In Android, a floating layer is part of the material design framework. In the end, it just looks cluttered where as before, it looked fine. They should have just evolved that look rather than break it with their new floating greyish/white rounded rectangle look.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

iOS 10 to me, is visually appealing, and the update added tons of functionality. You'd know that, if you owned any iDevices.

16. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Visually appealing to you sure, but check post 14 and see what I mean by uniformity of design. Also, I have an iPhone 6s that I am selling off for my brother and I have been playing with iOS 10 since it came out. I'm pretty sure I don't have to live with it for years to understand design differences.

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30966; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I clicked those links, and didn't see the issue on the iPhone. On the iPad, it's off.

11. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

how many googlers waiting on marshmallow

26. BradyCrack

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 29, 2015

Lol, my "android fanboy" friend hasn't even got marshmallow on his S6 yet. Kinda pathetic really, no matter how you look at it.

24. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

I still haven't downloaded it yet. Is there any reason I should? I'm asking because I don't like the new style, the new emojis and Apple devices tend to get slower/worse battery life when you update them. Eventually, I will have to update my iPad to iOS 10 but I want it to stay on iOS 9.3.5 for as long as I can

29. obedchuni

Posts: 332; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

mine friends is still on lollipop at s6 too what a shame, still no update

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