June 22, 2024

For the primary time, Apple launched the main points on the adoption numbers for iOS 17. In line with the newly launched adoption statistics information on Apple’s Developer web site, iOS 17 is put in on 76% of iPhones launched within the final 4 years. This information is measured by gadgets that transacted on the App Retailer till February 4, 2024. First noticed by Macrumors, these numbers point out that iOS 17 uptake is lagging behind iOS 16.

iOS 17.2 update released
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In line with Apple, the breakdown of iOS 17 adoption is as follows:

Of all iPhones launched within the final 4 years: 

  • iOS 17: 76%
  • iOS 16: 20%
  • Earlier: 4%

Of all iPhones: 

  • iOS 17: 66%
  • iOS 16: 23%
  • Earlier: 11%

Primarily based on Apple’s information, the adoption of iOS 17 has been slower as in comparison with iOS 16. Round this time final 12 months, 81% of recent iPhones and 72% of all iPhones have been operating on iOS. So, iOS 17 actually has some catching as much as do.

Moreover iOS 17, Apple shared iPadOS 17 numbers as effectively. 61% of iPads launched within the final 4 are operating on iPadOS 17, whereas 29% have iPadOS 16, and 10% are nonetheless operating an older model of iPadOS. If we discuss all lively iPads, 53% have put in ‌iPadOS 17‌, 29% have iPadOS 16, and 18% nonetheless have an earlier model of the iPadOS software program.

Apparently, the tempo of iPadOS 17 adoption is quicker than iPadOS 16. In February 2023, solely 53% of recent iPads and 50% of all iPads have been operating iPadsOS 16. It clearly exhibits iPadOS 17 is outpacing iPadOS 16, for good.

Though iOS 17 brings some worthy options like NameDrop and Contact Posters, it appears customers aren’t satisfied sufficient to hit the ‘Replace’ button. Effectively, we assume this gained’t be the case with iOS 18, which is anticipated to be the most important software program replace in Apple’s historical past. The upcoming iOS 18 is predicted to be Apple’s subsequent huge factor and a grasp stroke to promote extra iPhones. Generative AI may play an enormous position within the iOS 18 basis.

‌Apple launched the steady, public model of iOS 17‌ in September 2023. Since then, the Cupertino tech big has launched three main updates to date, with the fourth main replace, iOS 17.4, coming in March.