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Apple’s latest iOS 9 mobile operating system is now powering a total of 61 percent of active iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices in the wild, according to Apple’s official numbers published on its portal for developers.

By comparison iOS 9 was found on 57 percent of devices just two short weeks ago. The latest data point was calculated by monitoring  App Store access on October 19, 2015.

Strong iOS 9 adoption

iOS 8 is now on thirty percent of iOS devices, a decline of three percentage points compared to two weeks ago. iOS 7 and earlier versions of iOS currently account for nine percent of iOS hardware in the wild, a slight decrease over the ten percent mark recorded two weeks ago.

iOS 9 adoption 61 percent

The numbers suggest that strong iOS 9 adoption continues unabated nearly six weeks following its public release last month. Much of iOS 9’s growth can be contributed to strong sales of the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus smartphones with 3D Touch.

Moreover, the fact that the previous-generation iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are now available for a $100 less surely plays an important factor, too.

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

What about Android?

Google’s dashboard for Android developers currently does not provide adoption rates for Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the latest and greatest version of Android which was officially released 16 days ago.

Based on Google Play Store access data collected during a seven-day period ending on October 5, 2015, Android Lollipop (5.0 and 5.1) powers 23.5 percent of Android devices out there, with Android Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0.3-4.0.4), Jelly Bean (4.1.x, 4.2.x and 4.3) and KitKat (4.4) accounting for a combined 69.1 percent of Android hardware.

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Google’s states exclude devices running Android versions older than Android 2.2, forked Android builds (like Amazon devices) and those that don’t run the Play Store app and other Google services (like most Android devices sold in China).

Source: Apple

  • White Michael Jackson

    I dont get it. Why even bring up andriod in this article? This us vs them mentality is really corny and childish. You spend time trying figure out how many phones are jailbroken.

    • Bugs Bunnay

      Something to compare it to… Even though it’s out of the league.

      • Scope

        Actually, the data is incompatible for comparability and therefore whatever analysis is attempting to be drawn from their comparison is flawed because Google doesn’t have control of the hardware that runs their software in the same way Apple has total control of its software AND hardware. The models are too different to be compared. If you really wanted to compare this data then it needs to be a fair comparison of similar models meaning that Apple would either need to let other manufacturers use their software or Google needs to regain total exclusivity of the hardware which runs its software.

      • That_Fruitarian

        The comparison is fine. Android’s fragmentation is no fault of iOS.

      • Scope

        I never said Android’s fragmentation was iOS’ fault did I? I said the models are different and therefore not comparable for the reasons I have already stated above.

      • That_Fruitarian

        They are very much comparable. That’s why you know, we compare them.

    • mav3rick

      If Android has to be the compared, it also should be said that Android is on over 80% of the mobile devices on the planet.

      • 5723alex .

        And add that Apple has 90% of smartphones profit on the planet.

  • Toon

    because there’s a jailbreak ios 9 adoption is strong

  • InfinitePlusOne

    Why is there so much lag on iPhone 6 plus

  • Walter White

    Still waiting for 9.1…
    Can’t take it any longer

  • isoulhack3r3born

    Thanks to Pangu For Their JB orelse it would still Be 57%

    • Wesh

      this. jailbroke yesterday.

  • I wonder why 😉 ahm jailbreak ahm

  • leart

    don’t see any reason why people should not update, except for the one who are on iOS 7 or 4s/ipad2/mini 1, ipod5 users, everyone should update, iOS 9 looks amazing

    • Nick Dee

      Too many bugs, waiting for 9.1 out soon.

    • Nex

      Missing tweaks. Need Callbar and Watusi updates. Also need an app switcher tweak since there are none working on iOS 9 currently

  • Less than 25% for Lollipop? Whoa and Marshmallows already out!