Apple Says iOS 9 Installed on More Than 50% of Active Devices, Fastest Adoption Ever

newiphonesApple has announced that iOS 9 is the fastest adopted software update ever, with more than 50% of active devices running the latest version as measured by the App Store on September 19.

“Customer response to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus has been incredibly positive, we can't wait to get our most advanced iPhones ever into customers’ hands starting this Friday,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “iOS 9 is also off to an amazing start, on pace to be downloaded by more users than any other software release in Apple’s history.”

Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller says that iOS 9 is on pace to be downloaded by more users than any other iOS version ever released. He also said that response to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus has been "incredibly positive," but no specific sales figures were disclosed.

iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus launch on September 25 in the U.S., Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the U.K. Last week, Apple said pre-orders for the new iPhones are "on pace to beat" last year's record-breaking 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch weekend.

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Top Rated Comments

bbeagle Avatar
110 months ago
Yeah, no. I'm staying with iOS 8 on my iPhone.
Is that you?

Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JXShine Avatar
110 months ago
90% of them did it for adblock ;)
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
decimortis Avatar
110 months ago
This wouldn't happen to have anything to do with the incessant message that a new iOS update is available popping up every time you wake your phone from sleep, would it?
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JXShine Avatar
110 months ago
This wouldn't happen to have anything to do with the incessant message that a new iOS update is available popping up every time you wake your phone from sleep, would it?
Why does it matter? Without prompts like these, tech illiterate people would be too scared to even go into anything in the settings app. It is in apple's best interests to have people running the latest OS containing key security updates.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dweezle3 Avatar
110 months ago
I wonder if these ever increasing adoption rates are a sign of better, newer features, or an indication that users are getting tired of their current versions of iOS and want an upgrade sooner?
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Tamagotchi Avatar
110 months ago
50% increase of slow iPhone reports.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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