The iOS 12 update has the slowest adoption rate so far, as users wait on new 12.1 features
by Daniel Petrov / Oct 03, 2018, 9:21 AM
We say relatively when compared to previous iOS version launches two weeks after the initial rollout, as, compared to Android updates, the two-week uptake timeframe is still leaps and bounds ahead. Research firm Mixpanel tacked iOS 12 onto its chart depicting the adoption rate of previous versions and found out that it sat at the bottom with 20.7% at Day 10. Needless to say, it's iOS 7 at the top, with 63%, circa 2013, but then again, at that time there were much fewer iPhones to update anyway than there are now.
group FaceTime, dual SIM iPhone XS and XS Max functionality - while the vaunted ECG feature of the Apple Watch is also coming later on, so people might simply be taking the wait and see approach for now.On the other hand, a lot of promised features are coming with 12.1 -
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I used to remember how people used to praise iOS 12 for fixing older iPhones and making them faster and such. And it did, but while doing so, made charging really inconsistent with the XS Max and even some older devices. I get that they are the only manufacturer in the world that can push out an update that fast and to so many different devices, but they still need to work on improving their quality control for this kind of stuff to never happen again. Or it's going to be iOS 11 all over again.
posted on Oct 03, 2018, 9:50 AM 2
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Nothing is quicker, they intentionally made iOS11 slower and now it's back to running at full potential. Remember when all iPhones got slower? Now they just fixed that problem and Voila! A faster iPhone and major OS upgrade right lmao! Oh dear fruit! Do something new. Same design for years since the beginning and no innovation. Waiting for more hate comments like that stinky Indian Piyath xD
posted on Oct 03, 2018, 10:05 AM 7
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Can't really blame end users for being a little gun shy to update to latest. Not so polished as they used to be from Apple. Just like any other OEM now almost, may or may not just work as intended.
posted on Oct 03, 2018, 10:08 AM 8
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I'll say the adoption rate is so low because of past updates. Especially last year's. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice......I ain't updating. :-P
posted on Oct 03, 2018, 10:13 AM 6
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As optimistic as PA be, people are waiting for bugfixes rather than features. Hence the low adoption rate. I think this is common across all Apple devices. I don't own an iphone but I can't update my office Macbook as Mojave brought some nasty bugs and broke the compatibility of few other apps (updating would cause deadlocks). Now I have to wait till those apps become compatible and I only wanted to update in the first place because of many bugs in High Sierra (compatibility with external docks, dual monitor issues, random crashes, doesn't detect Apple mouse and keyboard after they are turned on)
posted on Oct 03, 2018, 10:14 AM 4
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That's why I love iOS. My Note 8 is still frustrating me about the Android Pie update. I miss my iPhone 6.
posted on Oct 03, 2018, 11:51 PM 1
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To be honest, I am really surprised, I upgraded minute I had the chance and never looked back. iOS11 was a serious downgrade, iOS12, on the other hand, fixed a lot of issues and bugs. Still, I found my first iOS12 bug in 5 minutes I was using the device, but it was nothing serious. iOS12.0 even seems to fix speakers on iPad Pro 12.9 again! So there is something.
posted on Oct 04, 2018, 12:31 AM 0
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A bug in iOS in most cases isn’t a big deal because Apple will most likely fix it in an update. A bug in android can be a big deal because one may need to wait for months to get an update. Some android manufacturers will never offer any update, meaning that the bug will be there forever. One of my friends got a Huawei phone with a bug that would prevent a photo or other files to be attached on an email. He never got any update so he could never send files with an email. His only option was to send files through chatting apps.
posted on Oct 04, 2018, 7:22 AM 0
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