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iOS 12 adoption is progressing much faster than iOS 11

iOS 12 adoption is progressing much faster than iOS 11


iOS 12 is now installed on 50 percent of iOS devices

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Apple has just released the first numbers for iOS 12’s adoption rate on its App Store developer portal, and things are looking up from last year’s iOS 11, with Apple’s latest mobile OS hitting 50 percent adoption across eligible devices in 23 days (via VentureBeat).

For comparison, iOS 11, released on September 19th, 2017, didn’t hit 52 percent adoption until November 6th of that year, taking 48 days, or over twice as long as it took iOS 12 to hit its own 50 percent mark. Apple’s portal also notes that adoption rates are even higher for devices released in the last four years, which hit 53 percent adoption of iOS 12.

While it’s hard to compare directly from year to year, since we’re largely at the whim of when Apple decides to release these figures, iOS 10 was said to have reached 60 percent of devices in 44 days, while iOS 9 was installed on 67 percent after 64 days. Things look even rosier compared to Android — per Google’s last update on September 28th, Android Oreo (released on August 21st, 2017) is running on just 19.2 percent of Android devices, after 403 days of availability. And that’s not even counting Android Pie, Google’s latest release, which the company has yet to provide numbers on.