iOS 12 hits 10 percent adoption after 48 hours, but that's really not as impressive as it sounds

iOS 12 hits 10 percent adoption after 48 hours, but that's really not as impressive as it sounds
Whether you love or hate Apple’s costly and largely repetitive new iPhones, odds are that you’ve been enjoying the iOS 12 software update if you’re still holding on to an older “iDevice.”
 
Not only does this make the user experience noticeably faster, more responsive, and more “delightful”, just as advertised, delivering a significant speed boost for handsets as old as the iPhone 5s, but compared to iOS 11 a year ago, the public rollout earlier this week seems to have gone off without a hitch.

Unfortunately for Apple, the usual excitement around new iOS releases appears to be gradually declining. According to the latest Mixpanel report, a little over 10 percent of iOS devices are running the newest platform version, which is certainly not bad. Not a measly 48 hours after the stable iOS 12 debut.

Compared to Android Oreo distribution numbers a whole year after Google’s initial Pixel rollout, the 10.4 percent share may sound outright awe-inspiring. But that’s obviously not a fair comparison.

Instead, iOS 12 adoption rates should be stacked up against the dissemination tempo of previous OS builds, which is unlikely to put a smile on Tim Cook’s face. That’s because Mixpanel data showed the glitchy iOS 11 grab a 15.91 percent share two days after its proper release last year, while iOS 10 jumped to 14.82 percent in a single day, boosting that number to 20.20 percent after another 24 hours back in 2016. 

That’s undoubtedly a worrying trend, but maybe iPhone and iPad users are simply waiting to see if iOS 12 is in fact all it’s cracked up to be in terms of both system speed and stability. We’ll be sure to revisit these stats in a while, unless Apple breaks with tradition to release official adoption figures early on in users’ updating process.

source: Mixpanel

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47 Comments

1. palmguy

Posts: 982; Member since: Mar 22, 2011

I'll say iOS users are scared :-) . They have been burned too many times with glitches & bad software.

2. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 688; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

After the bad initial release version of iOS 11 people might have become conservative.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Kudos to you for admitting the truth. iOS 11 had its issues, but so far 12 has been great.

34. MarvzIsFallen

Posts: 646; Member since: Aug 11, 2017

If iOS users are scared then what about your android fragmentation? Must be a garbage update!!!

47. iushnt

Posts: 3097; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Android updates are not a one go update for all devices. For instance, I have noticed that Samsung is the one to provide the most stable updates as they take their own sweet time for testing.

3. panrt321

Posts: 100; Member since: Aug 23, 2018

New version new iOScrap

4. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Have you tried it yet?

45. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I have, and it’s very stable, fast, and fluid vs iOS 11. Minus a few multitasking features, it’s a great update, that has the potential to be amazing. You know I’m gonna speak the truth bro...no punches pulled.

7. midan

Posts: 2869; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

When someone use hate names of the software it tells there's something seriously wrong with that person.

8. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Yet you do it all the time. Pot meet kettle and it's the blackest of them all. Stop calling people out on the things you yourself also do. That's called by definition a hypocrite in case you didnt know.

11. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I’ve never seen that particular poster do any such thing. You have any evidence... TechieXP1969?

12. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I’ve never seen that particular poster do any such thing. You have any evidence... TechieXP1969?

16. strategic_developer

Posts: 1627; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Amazing how you have so many names for people you dont know. First you call me Techscaptic, now some techiexp. What you gonna try to call me next? How are you referred too? KellyAnne Conway of Apple fanatics? I dunno who you think I am. Maybe you just have to many enemies and you think I'm all of rhem. Why dont you try making friends. Oh and being an obvious liar is bas for your health. Other posters I see make similar statements about the above poster. So I know I have my facts. I dont have to prove anything to you or anyone else.

13. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I’ve never seen that particular poster do any such thing. You have any evidence... TechieXP1969?

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 22036; Member since: May 28, 2014

Say it one more time for the people in the back, lol.

20. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 22036; Member since: May 28, 2014

LMAO! That’s exactly where I got the idea from.

22. slim3bdo

Posts: 173; Member since: Jun 05, 2017

So Kiko was your alias . He got you very bad :)))))

23. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

What?

28. meanestgenius

Posts: 22036; Member since: May 28, 2014

Wait, what? Do you even know what you're saying, or has the food deprivation from you being so slim like your namesake have you dazed and confused?

35. slim3bdo

Posts: 173; Member since: Jun 05, 2017

You know exactly what I'm saying You don't need Sherlock to figure it out after Supah pointing out the evidence that you are a troll , a 27 thousand post troll , and maybe more ( more aliases :))) ) ROFL

40. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

I don’t need more than this account to say anything. This is the only account I’ve had or will have... period.

36. Supah

Posts: 692; Member since: Mar 08, 2017

33. midan

Posts: 2869; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

No i haven't ever done that, If you make such a claim you have to show proof, but i know you won't find any. I kind a just got a deja vu and you know why ;)

5. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3106; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Installed the upgrade on my iPhone 8 Plus. The phone is noticeably faster and the apps open faster and it feels more fluid. I also noticed it’s draining the battery but I think it’s due to the indexing of the new software to the existing files in my phone. Overall great upgrade. Hope this clears any doubts for anyone hesitant to upgrade.

6. TechNeck

Posts: 651; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

iOS 12 has pretty good update for my 8 Plus, except for the fact that the battery life has gotten worse, but it's not that noticeable for now I guess.

9. AngelicusMaximus

Posts: 691; Member since: Dec 20, 2017

"It's not that noticeable for now I guess." -The Guy Who Noticed It

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 22036; Member since: May 28, 2014

The adoption rate is lower because people are afraid of the issues/bugs that have unfortunately become all too prevalent in being a first adopter of the latest version of iOS.

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31034; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Agreed. They're on a wait n see tip. Now I did update first day, and iOS 12, boring as it is, is also fast, fluid, and smooth. Let's see if it stays that way.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 22036; Member since: May 28, 2014

Yup. I updated today. So far, so good. Hope it stays that way as well.

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