As might be expected, as iOS 9 adoption increases, users on older operating systems have declined. Only 19% of users are still on iOS 8 and another 7% are on an even older mobile operating system. Back in November of last year, iOS 9 was running on 70% of devices, then in December it went up 1% and now another 4%.
Adoption for iOS 9 is outpacing iOS 8 by far as only 68% of users updated to iOS 8 during the same time last year. It only reached 77% of devices after six months of being launched. The adoption rate for iOS 9 is on pace with iOS 7 however, which was released in 2013 and had a 79% adoption rate just four months in. Apple noted that iOS 9 was the ‘fastest iOS adoption ever’ when it was installed on more than 50% of devices back in September.
With Apple’s most recent release of iOS 9.3 beta, it should drive the adoption rate even more as it is the biggest update to iOS 9 thus far. It will be introducing a new nighttime viewing mode called Night Shift; improved functionality for the following apps and functionality: 3D Touch, Notes, CarPlay, Weather and Health; and more.
If you’re interested in reading more about iOS 9.3, don’t hesitate to check out the following:
Are you currently on iOS 9? How do you like it compared to previous iterations of iOS? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.[Via Apple]