Recently, Apple updated its usage statistics for iOS 10. This is responsible for tracking the OS version used on each iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch device that make a visit to the App Store. According to the update, 76% of its iOS device users are already running iOS 10, while 18% are still running iOS 9.
The last time the chart was updated was back in November, which explains why there is an increase of over 13% points. During this time, Apple revealed to the public that its latest iOS 10 had the highest adoption rate compared to any other software update they had released in the past. Considering the fact that iOS 10 made a debut last September 13, 2016, it’s interesting to know that Apple has good reason for its analysis. At the time of its launch, it already came with a number of newly revamped features for Messages, iMessage, Music, and Maps. It also has a new Home app to make for its interesting appearance. With all these new features, it best explains why there is a quick adoption rate of the OS in less than four months since it debuted.
To further support Apple’s announcement, an analytics firm called Fiksu agrees with the company and shares its finding that the update has already been installed on 83% of active devices. The tracking company was able to make this analysis just after 114 days the update was released.
But while there seems to be a good number of iOS device users on iOS 10 nowadays, there are still those who are using iOS 9 and even older software. Out of the number, 18% use iOS 9 and 6% is on iOS 8 or older updates. This includes stale devices that are no longer able to update themselves to iOS 10.
Currently, the latest released operating system is version 10.2, with 10.2.1 on beta mode. They are also said to start seeding iOS 10.3 for testing by next week.
iOS 10 is compatible with the iPhone 5 and newer models, iPad mini 2 and later, as well as the 6th generation iPod touch. The latest iPhone 7 model comes with iOS 10 pre-installed upon purchase.