Half of all units are actually working the newest model of the iOS cell working system, iOS 12, in accordance with figures shared by Apple . On units launched within the final 4 years, that quantity is as excessive as 53 p.c. And iOS 12 adoption is going down extra shortly than the final launch did, Apple additionally notes.
As we previously reported, it took till November 6, 2017 for iOS 11 attain 52 p.c of all present iPhones and iPads. iOS 12 achieved that milestone in mid-October.
Apple’s new figures, available here on its Apple Developer website, additionally verify a third-party report launched final week, which claimed to indicate an analogous development. According to Mixpanel’s findings, then roughly 47.6 p.c of all iOS units had been working iOS 12, whereas 45.6 p.c had been working iOS 11. The remaining units had been working an older model, it had stated.
Apple’s information backs this up, too, displaying iOS 12 at 53 p.c on all units launched since September 2014, adopted by iOS 11 at 40 p.c, then the remaining 7 p.c working an earlier model of iOS.
In phrases of all iOS units, Apple’s figures are: iOS 12 at 50 p.c, iOS 11 at 39 p.c, with 11 p.c working an earlier iOS model.
The adoption charges associated to the brand new model of Android look far totally different, by comparison. The newest launch, Android Oreo (8.zero and eight.1), runs on simply 19.2 p.c of units. Nougat, Marshmallow, Lollipop, and KitKat nonetheless have massive set up bases as nicely, at 20.three p.c, 21.6 p.c, 18.three p.c, and seven.Eight p.c, respectively.
But Apple has a bonus on the subject of distributing its cell OS. While Google pushes out updates to its personal supported Pixel, Nexus and Android One units, Android updates, for essentially the most half, are dealt with by OEMs and carriers.
The new information on iOS 12 adoption charges comply with one other third-party report, this one from CIRP, which claims Apple is catching as much as Android loyalty charges in Q3 and is seeing retention charges which are at an all-time excessive. CIRP’s reporting relies on survey information, nevertheless, not direct measurements like Mixpanel and Apple’s figures are.