iOS 9 adoption 57 percent

According to Apple’s own data, the adoption rate for iOS 9 has reached 57 percent of iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices in the wild after three weeks of availability, as measured by the App Store on October 5, 2015. By comparison, it took iOS 8 nearly six weeks to zoom past the 50 percent barrier.

A total of 33 percent of iOS devices running iOS 8 visited the App Store on October 5, while earlier version of the mobile operating system accounted for the remaining ten percent of hardware in the wild.

Apple previously said that iOS 9 was being used by more than 50 percent of iOS devices in less than a week following its release, marking the fastest iOS adoption ever.

“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’s Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Phil Schiller.

Such an encouraging adoption rate should be contributed in part to the strong sales of the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. In addition, Apple’s latest mobile operating system isn’t riddled with bugs like iOS 8 was and contains a number of performance-enhancing and battery-saving optimizations.

Source: Apple

  • José Candido

    I’d like to know how important it is to look at Apple’s own data of its software adoption rate (unbiased?).

    • jp2002

      For app devs like me, this is critical to decide on adding features and enhancements provided in iOS 9 SDK. There is no use spending time to develop and enhance apps if there is a very lean market that can use it.

      • José Candido

        I had not given this a careful thinking. Thank you for your answer! It’s clear now.

    • White Michael Jackson

      Apple would never lie to us. Apple is God. Apple is life.

      • Micrones

        Your sarcasm is infectious LOL

      • Bugs Bunnay

        You forgot love.

      • grapecrush

        LOL. Some do believe this and forget that Apple is a corporation. It’s comical that emotion is attached to a business that is just there to make money for it’s shareholders. Nothing more.

  • White Michael Jackson

    Question: My iphone jumps from 40% to 20% and i have a one more month of applecare. Do you guys think if i get it switched today It will have 8.3 or 8.4?

    Im waiting for an ios 9 jailbreak before im ok with updating.

    • rfow

      It depends on how busy your Apple Store is and also what kind of phone you have. If it’s a 16GB it’s likely that it could be on the latest iOS version or maybe at least 9 given that it is the stock of iPhone that goes quickest, and is replenished more often.

      • Or just use cydia impactor and keep your current iOS version.

      • rfow

        I’m confused how that will help if he’s looking to get a swap through the Bar?

      • It brings his device back to stock without doing a dfu restore. They can just replace the battery without having to replace the phone and he can rejailbreak after.

  • David Hvilivitzki

    I’m not going to upgrade to 9 until they enable switching from right to left back to left to right for Hebrew speaking users.
    Just because I write from right to left doesn’t mean my hands are any different, on the iPhone 6 it’s very hard to reach regular buttons after the upgrade.
    I think that this option is great for lefties though.

    (for those who don’t yet know, all button positions have been “mirrored” for right to left writers including the slide to unlock which now requires sliding from right to left in order to open the phone).

  • Christopher

    Not a fan of iOS 9, needs to be more polished

  • Merman123

    iOS9 hasn’t been the solid release I expected it to be 🙁

  • Poporopo00

    It will bump from 60% to 90% a week after someone releases a Jailbreak for it.

    • nyangejr

      They should read this and act fast

      • Poporopo00

        Hahaha…no shit.

  • leart

    ios 9 looks amazing, way better than ios 8, the percentage will raise very soon in my opinion

  • Franklin Richards

    Agh… I’d be happy for those people unfortunately they’ve just entered a world of bugs and errors. I’m currently trying to update an app but it failed twice so I deleted it but not it seems to think it’s still installed. Apple DAMNIT!

  • Bugs Bunnay

    57% who updated will be sorry they can’t get their previously bought apps that got taken down.

  • I’m amazed to see that iOS 9 literally cripples performance on an iPhone 5. Why aren’t people complaining?

    • Noohar

      Strange my iPhone 5 runs iOS 9 perfect. No issues or slow down.

      • Thanks for the input – will let my colleague know that it’s time for a complete restore!

      • Kyle

        Probably. Because on my old iPhone 5 I’m running 9.1 and its running butter smooth. Nearly iOS 7 level …

  • XcodeGhost

    I was happy on iOS 8.4 until my iPhone messed up and I had to restore via iTunes. Now I’m on iOS 9 without a jailbreak.

  • n0ahcruz3

    Ios 9 supposed to fix and irons out the bugaboos instead it made my i6 worse.