iOS 10 adoption rate slowly climbs to 63%

By , Nov 29, 2016

ios 10 adoption rate november 27 2016

According to Apple’s own measurements, iOS 10 adoption rate has climbed to 63% of active devices, as measured by the App Store on November 27, 2016, up from 60% of devices as reported by Tim Cook on stage at the “Hello Again” Mac event on October 27.

iOS 9 went from powering 32% of devices last month to just about 29% this month. Earlier operating system versions install base has been steadily the same at about 8%.

If this adoption rate seems impressive, especially compared to Android’s adoption rate of about 1%, it is still significantly less than iOS 9’s adoption at the same time last year, which was pegged at 70%.

Interestingly enough, Apple used to update these numbers every other week but it seems to have changed this schedule to only once a month.

Source: Apple

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  • RandomAwesomeGuy

    Well a good portion of us are holding out until the iOS 10 jailbreak. No LittleBrother is a deal breaker for me.

    I guess if Apple allows you to change the screen resolution, I would be fine without a jailbreak. It seems like the innovation in the community is slowly dying off.

    • Diego Milano

      Oh wow, I had no recollection of LittleBrother, it looks like some heck of a cool tweak! Is it worth to try it out on an iPhone 6s Plus?

    • 5723alex .

      “Well a good portion of us..”

      This portion isn’t bigger than 0.1% of iOS users.

    • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

      Too bad it doesn’t work in every app. I gave up on LittleBrother/Upscale on 9.3.3 because it made some sections of apps unreachable because of the original resolution.

  • Diego Milano

    I wonder how much of that 29% of iOS 9 devices are jailbroken…

    • Rolf Bause

      Probably around 2-3% tops…

      • Diego Milano

        That little, really?

      • Rolf Bause

        I’ve read somewhere that around 1% of iOS devices are jailbroken… so yeah, make what you want of it 🙂

      • Diego Milano

        I sure wish I could trash it but there are things I cannot ditch because they are too great to live without. The list -at least for me though- isn’t THAT long though, as I don’t like to clutter my device with unnecessary stuff.
        iOS devices will always face the same fate when it comes to software, granted.

      • Diego Milano

        Glad to be among the 1% who takes most of iPhone’s juice then. ✌

  • Blip dude

    iPad still jailbroken but sadly had to update the phone because of the Apple Watch. I’m now somewhat regretting my decision as I’ve still yet to find out why I need this watch besides having it look pretty on my wrist. As of this point, I still use my phone for everything.

    Now I patiently wait for a Jailbreak.

  • CAIO MARIZ®

    iOS 10 killed dozens of milions of iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, 6S, 6S Plus batteries,
    many people are staying with iOS 9.3.5
    Apple returned only a small part of 6S

    • Jose Rivera

      Majority of the people who I’ve seen with battery issues are the same type of people who use their phone while it is on the charger. It’s not an OS issue for the most part. A lot of these issues are from people who have shitty batteries and just need them replaced.

  • Bradley Hines

    Still on that iOS 9.3.3 jailbreak

    • Dexter

      Smart move… My iPhone resprings daily on iOS 10…

  • malhal

    iOS 10 made too many pointless changes like button instead of slide to unlock, and reversing the order of delete/cancel buttons when removing apps. It’s like they are trying to annoy their users on purpose!

    • Cerberus The Wise

      It actually isn’t that bad. With the addition of widgets that are actually useful and easily accessible, I don’t mind that slide to unlock is gone. Granted it took a little getting used to but it just makes sense now after all that you can do just from the lock screen.

  • Agneev Mukherjee

    Sigh! People should upgrade unless they are jailbroken because it’s the most incremental update since iOS 7…

    • Diego Milano

      Wouldn’t the same logic apply if you said the same about iOS 11 and so forth?

      • Agneev Mukherjee

        Of course it would! I mean, come on! iOS 7 brought a radical overhaul; iOS 8 brought UI improvements and  Pay; iOS 9 brought the News app and Night Shift; iOS 10 redesigned the whole notification UIKit, and it ain’t 10 for nothing!

  • Benedict

    Seems like a 1% adoption rate of Android 7 has advantages when it comes to bugs. You see what iOS 10 does with all the phones which now have faulty battery stats 😉

    Besides that, Android’s adoption rate is not comparable because there are thousands of different phones sharing the statistics and iOS does not have App Store Updates for system apps, neither the option for monthly security updates.
    Please mention this next time you compare iOS statistics to Android.

    • Dilir Daiyan Aranna

      Its mostly people with problematic batteries