iOS 11 is now running on 81% of active iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices, up from 76% in April, making it the fastest-adopted operating system out there, ever. Meanwhile, Google’s Oreo installations comprise less than six percent of active Android smartphones and tablets.
iOS 11 is now powering more than two-thirds of active iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices in the wild. To put that in some context, Android 8.0 Oreo, the latest and greatest version of Google’s mobile operating system, is Installed on 4.6% of devices that use Google’s Play services.
iOS 11 adoption rate has overtaken that of iOS 10 this week as the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system is now installed on about 48% of iOS devices. In comparison, iOS 10 is still installed on about 45% of devices, according to analytics firm Mixpanel.
Apple has updated its iOS adoption rate page on Monday night, showing that iOS 10 now powers 87% of iOS devices, while 10% of devices still run iOS 9, and 3% run an even older version of the operating system.
iOS 10 now powers nearly eight out of ten active devices—less than six months since officially releasing to the public in September of last year, as measured by App Store on February 20, 2017.
To be precise—iOS 10 now powers 79 percent of active iPhone, iPad and iPod touch device out there, representing a three-point increase over iOS 10’s adoption rate of 76 percent recorded 48 days ago on January 5, 2017.
Contrast the rapid pace of iOS adoption to Google, whose latest and greatest version of Android is currently found on less than one percent of active devices. Over and over again, Google’s lack of control over hardware and other factors are hurting its ability to deploy the latest Android features to its customers.
Apple on Thursday updated its Developer App Store Support page to show that the iOS 10 adoption rate is now at 76%. This means that 76% of all active devices are now running iOS 10.0 or higher, a nice jump since late November when the adoption rate was at 63%.
Also worth noting is that 18% of current active devices are running iOS 9, and just 6% of devices are on iOS 8 or lower. That’s a drop for both numbers since the last report, which showed 29% of devices running on iOS 9 and some 8% running on an earlier version of iOS.
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.
I’ve long been saying that we shouldn’t trust any iOS adoption rate “research” based on the assumption that users have on their phone specific apps which incorporate third-party tracking software. Yesterday, for instance, Fiksu and Mixpanel each estimated that iOS 10 was powering two-thirds of active devices, or about 66 percent.
Well, Apple this morning posted iOS 10 adoption rates on the official App Store dashboard for developers which reveal that iOS 10 is currently installed on 54 percent of active iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices.