iOS 12 adoption reaches 75%, beating both iOS 11 and iOS 10 to the feat
Apple iPhone XR, XS Max, and XS running iOS 12
At this point in time iOS 12 really does look unstoppable. Less than a month after its launch the software could be found on 50% of iPhones and iPads. Then, just a couple of weeks later, this number had grown to 60%. And today, one month on from Apple’s October event, the software is installed on 75% of all iOS devices.
According to data gathered by Mixpanel, the operating system currently holds a market share of 75.05%. This is followed by last year’s iOS 11 with a market share of 11.46%, and all previous versions of the mobile operating system which, when combined, sit on just 5.49% of iPhones and iPads.
The adoption rate of the latest iOS version certainly seems impressive. But is perhaps even more impressive when compared to last year’s iOS 11, which failed to capture the same interested. By this time last year, iOS 11 was just about to hit a 59% adoption rate. By mid-January this had grown to 65% but, it wasn’t until seven months after its release, in April, that it could be found on three quarters of all iOS devices, a feat iOS 12 has achieved in just over two months.
In terms of how iOS 12 compares to the adoption of older versions, the operating system is way ahead of even 2016’s iOS 10 – it reached at 76% adoption rate in January 2017 – and is actually track to become the most popular iOS version in recent history.