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It’s been less than a week since iOS 9 was released, but it’s already being used by more than 50 percent of iOS devices, according to an Apple press release. The 50%+ adoption rate in less than a week is, as Apple puts it, the fastest iOS adoption ever.

In addition, Apple reiterated its upcoming launch of the iPhone 6s, stating that customers may come to their local Apple Store on Friday, September 25th, as it will be fulfilling walk-in orders. Customers are thus encouraged to arrive early, as supply will no doubt be limited, especially if there’s a specific color/size/carrier combination that you simply must have.

“iOS 9 is also off to an amazing start, on pace to be downloaded by more users than any other software release in Apple’s history,” said Apple SVP of Marketing, Phil Schiller.

In addition, Apple is gearing up for the launch of its 9th generation iPhone, the iPhone 6s:

“Customer response to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus has been incredibly positive, we can’t wait to get our most advanced iPhones ever into customers’ hands starting this Friday.”

As stated, customers will be able to walk-in, even if they do not have reservations, but supply is not guaranteed. In addition, if you’re in a tax-free state in the US, or in China, Hong Kong, or Japan, reservations are a requirement.

With all of that said, if you’ve yet to pre-order and plan on walking in store, it’s best to arrive at least an hour early, if not more. Last year I had success, and I arrived after the doors opened at 8AM, but that’s probably more of the exception than the rule.

I’ll leave this post off with a couple of questions. First, are you a part of that 50% of devices already running iOS 9? Second, have you pre-ordered your iPhone already, or are you planning on walking in store on Friday hoping to snag one without a pre-order?

  • Curtis

    Reserved mine. Hopefully things go smooth for the upgrade program.

  • Shingo

    and the rest are jb users

    • Pradhan Mn

      Well said

    • Fanboy 

      YUP, lol. Unfortunately my iPhone 6S well come with iOS 9 this Friday but i’ll probably keep my jb 6 as well until a jb for iOS 9 comes out and then i’ll sell it

    • Wesh

      yup right. I always stay in JB land.
      Adoption rate will probably stall for a while until jailbreak hits our faces.

  • Joey_Z

    gave up on jb for ios9, actually watch os2, but it was delayed….

    • Ángel Javier Esquivel

      And, it’s worth the value?

  • Newgunnerr

    Apple is lying. It’s only at about 30% now.

    • Ángel Javier Esquivel

      Unless you a zombie

  • Mark Swain

    I’ve reserved mine for 9am, but I’m going to be at the store from 7am in case they take people quicker. I’ve also pre ordered one for delivery, to cover a lack of store stock (which I’m not too worried about now). So I’ll probably have 2 new iPhone 6s on Friday!
    Oh & I installed iOS9 on my iPhone 6 & iPad Mini.

    • Gary LE

      So reserve does not mean preorder?

      I have att contract and apple stores and bestbuy dont have 2yr early upgrades I think so i am planning to go to a att store but shiuld i reserve? I already preorder but it takes a month to ship. Any tips people for me now? Thanks

      • Mark Swain

        I suppose it probably does yeah, although that is dependent on the Apple Store keeping stock for reserved phones.
        If you can reserve, then reserve yeah.

      • Just preorder online and don’t deal with that mess. I got mine set to deliver the week of October 16th. Might not have it on release day, but I also don’t have to deal with the mess that I have heard release day is like at an Apple Store!

  • George

    It helps when cnet is running articles like “omg update to ios9 because apps with viruses!!@!@!!@” that was literally their headline.

  • Mkondrak

    My iPhone 6 works fine on iOS 8. No thanks iOS 9 or 10 or 11 etc.

    • 5723alex .

      I sure it also supports the AirPlay hack too.

      • Mkondrak

        airplay hack?

      • 5723alex .

        AirDrop hack 🙁

      • Mkondrak

        since around 90 percent of devices in like a couple of months will be running ios 9, I doubt a hacker is going to be targeting my device. He will be busy developing a hack for ios 9 instead.

      • 5723alex .

        You are a sitting duck, and the hack is out for some time now.

      • Mkondrak

        alex my man. for the hack to work, the hacker has to be within bluetooth range (30 feet) and in addition, airdrop will have to be enabled (which does anyone do?). You are too paranoid man. lol

  • Eikast

    I can’t wait until Friday morning 🙂

  • Daniel Waske

    I am among those 50% and I absolutely LOVE iOS 9 on both my iPhone 6 and 1st Gen iPad Air! It’s the little things that are just so much more convenient than with iOS 8 such as the content blocker thing, side-loading 3rd party apps without being a developer (e.g. Provenance), the “go back”-button on the top left, power saving mode and so on. Featurewise iOS 8 was already kind of complete so I really appreciate Apple focusing on performance, stability and usasbility this time!
    Regarding the new iPhone: no, for the first time since 2010 I will not get one since I just don’t think I will use the added functionality (3D Touch, 4K Videos, live Photos) that much if at all…

  • igobythisname

    These ‘adoption rate’ stats don’t mean [poop emoji] anymore when Apple and third-party app developers like DirectTv don’t offer legacy support! If you don’t update, apps you’re used to using and use everyday become useless! My iPhone5S runs iOS 7, I just bought the NFL Sunday Ticket, I can’t watch on my iPhone because the app won’t run unless I’m using the latest version and the latest version requires iOS 8 +… same thing with Apple’s Apple Store app.. On September 12 at Midnight, I was trying to pre-order new iPhone 6S Plus phones and the Apple Store app now requires iOS 8…!?!?!?! Fipping BULL [poop emoji]!!!

    • Fanboy 

      What harm does it cost you to update to the newest software whenever it is released? Other than having all the newest features and latest security udpates ………

      • vista980622

        Performance.

  • Anonymous

    Ive updated to ios9. I wanted to check it out before i got my new i6s. No more jailbreak.

  • Lordrootman

    This is the worst update ever for me, my iPad Air 2 stalk in rotation I have reset it but is still doing the same
    I even upgrade to 9.1 beta and is doing the same
    Pls fix it Apple I love my iPad on 8.4.1

  • That few of people still jailbreak? I’ll unfortunately be forced to go to iOS9, on my new 6S Plus, but no way I would upgrade my current 5S and lose my precious jailbreak.
    Just hope that someone can figure out a jailbreak for iOS 9 sooner than later. I feel like this might turn into iOS 6 (maybe 7) when the jailbreak took until Christmas to come out.

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  • Razick Rilshad

    They should fix the ios 9 glitch