Apple has confirmed that iOS 12 is on over half of all devices manufactured by the company, with the latest official numbers which indicates 53 percent of compatible iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch models running the latest iteration of the mobile operating system.
Released through Apple's Developer Website with data retrieved from the App Store on October 12, iOS 12 is now the predominant operating system on Apple's mobile devices introduced since September 2014. The use of iOS 11 has dropped to 40 percent while previous iOS Releases make up the remaining 7 percent.
In another chart, which applies to all iOS-compliant devices that have opened the App Store and not just the last four years, iOS 12 runs about 50 percent of devices, with iOS 11 of 39 percent, and older releases of 11 percent combined.
The data is the first from Apple itself since the release of IOS 12, which occurred on September 17th. Two weeks before the release, Apple said that 85 percent of devices drove iOS 11, with iOS 10 at 10 percent and earlier versions yield a 5 percent share.
It also appears that iOS 12 is a good chance to exceed its predecessor, compared with Apple's numbers released in December 2017. In November, the iOS 52 online update was 52 percent of active devices, with the proportion increasing to 59 percent in December.
The new numbers also appear to correlate with third-party analysis of device usage. Unofficial data released October 4th at Mixpanel tracking suggested 46.95 percent of devices drove iOS 12 while 46.15 percent drove iOS 11.
It's likely that the faster adoption rate in IOS 12 is down to Apple's decision to make the release more focused By maintaining and improving the performance of older hardware. While earlier iterations usually introduced slowdown in older devices when performing standard features, the latest release is in some cases that the same features go faster than they did during the previous operating system.