iOS 11 installation rate reaches 59 percent, adoption lagging behind older versions

iOS 11, the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, is now installed on 59% of iOS devices. The latest information comes from statistics that were shared on Apple's App Store support page for developers. 

This number is rather impressive, especially when compared to the adoption rate of Android Oreo (0.3% distribution as of November 9th). Still, we have to note that the adoption of iOS 11 is slower than what we've seen in previous years. For comparison, iOS 9 was running on 67% of devices by mid-November 2015, while iOS 10 was said to have reached 60% of devices by October 27, 2016.

The slower installation rate could be attributed to the fact that iOS 11 was accompanied by some unpleasant bugs at launch. Apple rolled out several updates that addressed a big number of the reported issues, but the data shows that a lot of users aren't in a hurry to update. A report from early November showed that iOS 11 was running on 52% of devices, meaning that adoption has grown by only 7% over the last month. 

However, we could see an increase in installation rates over the next few weeks. Apple recently released iOS 11.2 which introduced Apple Pay Cash in the US. The peer-to-peer payments system allows users to quickly send and receive money over the Messages and Wallet apps and even on the Apple Watch. It is possible that this could incentivize users to make the switch. 

source: Apple via MacRumors



1. TerryD

Posts: 553; Member since: May 09, 2017

Probably because people know that their iPhone 6 will run like a dog once it's installed

2. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

You could have said turtle, dog is fast enough

16. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

:-) funny thing is we are tech geek, try out the i8/X then going back the i6 and we see the different in speed. I work with people that still use i5s/i6 they never care or complain about it. I guess it plecebo effect our tech geek have.

24. xperian

Posts: 420; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Actually, iPhone 5s for some reason is faster than 6 with iOS 11.

3. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

at least they can try it not like Android!!!!

4. Peacetoall unregistered

Not like android are you really that stupid. any android smartphone can be flash with latest custom rom and still perform better than laggy feature less iphone.

5. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

why do you always get so salty ?

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31280; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You're the saltiest person on the site.

6. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Really, any Android can be flashed with the latest custom rom you say? Could you please provide me links with Android 8 Oreo for my ZTE mini? Or maybe my Lenovo Tab 2? How about a Huawei Y550? Thanks.

7. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

In view of Comment 6, who is stupid? You are a zoom in version of Techie.

18. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Because the average consumer knows about rom flashing and looks forward to voiding any’re so angry

8. TerryD

Posts: 553; Member since: May 09, 2017

Yeah, you can try it but once you do there's no going back

9. black.inco unregistered

My 7 has been freezing constantly since the iOS 11 update. My best friend also refuses to update the software to his 6.

19. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Well that sucks. Running 11.2 on my 6S with not a single issue

10. Lumia_Luigi

Posts: 173; Member since: Mar 22, 2017

Because it’s trash

13. Hollowmost

Posts: 424; Member since: Oct 10, 2017

I know why lol

14. palmguy

Posts: 982; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

This number (from the one manufacturing company who makes iOS devices is terrible) and rather crappy when compared to the many, many Android OEM's who dabble with the Android OS.

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