Apple Puts Official iOS 10 Adoption Rate Figure at 54%

Apple has revealed its official iOS 10 adoption rate figure in an update to its developer support website, showing that over half of devices that access the App Store are running the platform – a slightly slower migration than iOS 9 achieved last year.

As of October 7, the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system powered 54 percent of all iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices.

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Apple's numbers are lower than recent data obtained from Mixpanel's iOS adoption tracker, which put adoption at 55 percent on the last day of September. Just over two weeks after iOS 10 was released to the public, its adoption rate was recorded at 48.16 percent based on the same data feeds.

Last year, less than two weeks after iOS 9 was released, Apple said it was installed on more than 50 percent of active devices, making it the operating system with the fastest ever adoption rates.

iOS 10 had some early installation issues that could have put some off downloading the update, but features like a revamped Messages app with stickers, a Siri API for developers, and new facial and object recognition capabilities in Photos have ensured a steadily increasing install base.

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Top Rated Comments

dumastudetto Avatar
100 months ago
It's staggering how quickly customers are adopting new versions of iOS on all their devices. It's a massive vote of confidence in Apple and everything they continue to do to delight us.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ArtOfWarfare Avatar
100 months ago
My wife has refused to update because swipe to unlock is gone.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
azzaman Avatar
100 months ago
It annoys me how they push the update into uses, with no way of declining outright not to update. "Details".... No thanks I don't want to update yet!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JAT Avatar
100 months ago
That's why we should be allowed to update security fixes and still avoid silly UI changes.
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darcyf Avatar
100 months ago
It's staggering how quickly customers are adopting new versions of iOS on all their devices. It's a massive vote of confidence in Apple and everything they continue to do to delight us.
Not really. They're forcing the install on people. For anyone who wants to stay with 9 it means being constantly badgered and extra careful not to tap the wrong thing. How is what they're doing even legal?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Benjamin Frost Avatar
100 months ago
I really hate the constant nagging to update. Apple never used to do this under Steve Jobs. Every time it happens, it causes me to lose my love for Apple. The reminder is completely unnecessary and serves solely to antagonise. There should be one reminder, and that's it.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)