iOS 9 adoption accelerates, hits 70% of devices

By , Dec 1, 2015

iOS 9 adoption 70 percent

Apple’s dashboard for app developers was updated today with fresh new statistics pertaining to the rate of iOS 9 adoption. As derived from logs of iOS devices that have accessed the App Store on November 30, 2015, the various iOS 9 versions are now found on seven out of each ten devices in the wild. By comparison, just two weeks ago iOS 9 adoption stood at the 67 percent mark.

The impressive three-point gain in just two weeks stems from upgrades because iOS 7 has dropped from 24 percent of iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices in the wild to 22 percent, while earlier editions of iOS went from nine percent to eight percent of active iOS hardware.

Just a month ago, iOS 9 adoption crossed the 66 percent mark, representing two-thirds of iOS devices in active use.

What about Android?

Meanwhile, according to Google’s own data, Android Marshmallow is barely a blip on the radar accounting for a meager 0.3 percent of Android smartphones and tablets. For the sake of clarity, Android 6.0 Marshmallow has been commercially available for less than two months.

In fact, the various Android Marshmallow, Lollipop and KitKat editions put together account for 63.7 percent of all Android devices, as measured by the Play Store.

Google’s own data is derived from Play Store access logs collected during a 7-day period ending on November 2, 2015. Devices running versions of Android older than 2.2 are excluded from logs.

Source: Apple

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  • George

    Yet again you report on Android for no apparent reason as if it is on the same playing field as ios.

    • Brandon

      its quite obvious they’re trying to compare android adoption vs iOS adoption…

      • George

        And what is the point when everyone knows Google does not have control over when manufacturers want to update their devices?

      • WvB22

        Underlining that this is a bad strategy?

      • George

        You do realize that it’s impossible to control such a thing? You can praise apple all you want but they only have to deal with one device line. Imagine dealing with hundreds of different phones.

    • Benedict

      It should be mentioned that those Android versions are running on more than 25.000 different devices.

  • Tarek Al Shawi

    In battery in settings , I’m getting whatsapp has background activities but I got background refresh set to off , normal ?

    • Bradley Hines

      Normal, most apps do it. It’s simply because if you send something on an app and exit it, it still has to do what you told it to do and forces it into background activity. It’s completely normal.

      • Tarek Al Shawi

        Alright , Thanks

  • Tommy

    hello i new to iphone ‘s how do i instal the IoS 9 on my iphone . i have iphone 2g very nice device from apple storeS.