Half of all devices now run the latest version of the iOS mobile operating system, iOS 12, according to numbers that Apple shares. On units introduced over the last four years, the figure is as high as 53 percent. And iOS 12 adoption takes place faster than the latest release, and Apple also notes.
As we previously reported, iOS 11 now reached 6th of November 2017, reaching 52 percent of all current iPhones and iPads. IOS 12 achieved this milestone in mid-October.
Apple's new characters, available on its Apple Developer website, also confirm a third-party report released last week, claiming to show a similar trend. According to Mixpanel's findings, about 47.6 percent of all iOS devices drove iOS 1
Apple's data also supports this, iOS 12 shows 53 percent on all devices introduced since September 2014, followed by iOS 11 of 40 percent, and the remaining 7 percent running an earlier version of iOS.
In all cases of iOS devices, Apple's numbers are: iOS 12 at 50 percent, iOS 11 of 39 percent, with 11 percent running an earlier iOS version.
The recording speeds associated with the new version of Android look far different, compared to. The latest version, Android Oreo (8.0 and 8.1), runs only 19.2 percent of the devices. Nougat, Marshmallow, Lollipop and KitKat still have large installation bases, 20.3 percent, 21.6 percent, 18.3 percent and 7.8 percent respectively.
But Apple has an advantage in distributing its mobile OS. While Google is pushing updates to its own supported Pixel, Nexus, and Android One devices, Android updates are handled by most OEMs and carriers.
The new data for iOS 12 adoption rates follows another third-party report, this from CIRP, claiming that Apple is coming up to Android loyalty rates in Q3 and sees full-length retention rates. CIRP reporting is based on survey data, but not direct measurements like Mixpanel and Apple's numbers.