iOS 10 Already Installed on Over 14% of Devices


On September 13, at around 10:00 AM PT, Apple officially released iOS 10 to the public, following weeks of beta seeds.

And, as is usually par for the course, after a major software release from Apple, folks like to take a gander at where the install base is positioned, sometimes just hours after the software has been made available. It’s no different this year. According to data collected by Mixpanel, iOS 10 is now already installed on over 10 percent of devices out in the wild. Specifically, it’s already at 14.45%.

Comparisons abound. When put up against iOS 9, which was released around the same time last year, that mobile operating system was only on 12.60% of devices after 24 hours of being available. iOS 8, for that matter, was closer to iOS 9 in its early adoption rate, too, which seems to position iOS 10 as a much more worthwhile software update for iOS users out in the wild.

As it stands, based on the data collected, iOS 9 is now installed on 81.09 percent of devices, while iOS 8 and older versions of the mobile OS are still installed on 4.46% of devices.

iOS 10 didn’t have the smoothest launch yesterday. Immediately after the software became available, many users were quick to find that their devices had been soft bricked in the process. For many, even plugging in their handset to iTunes did not fix the issue. However, Apple was quick to alleviate the problem on their end, and soon after the release saw its first wave of complaints, it began to go smoothly.

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus go on sale on Friday, September 16, and pre-orders will start to get fulfilled on that date as well, so we’re likely to see that install base jump up significantly.

Have you already upgraded to iOS 10?

[via MacRumors; Mixpanel]