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iOS 10 Now Installed on 76% of Active iOS Devices

Nearly four months after iOS 10 was released to the public, the operating system is installed on 76 percent of active iOS devices, according to new numbers posted on Apple's App Store support page for developers.

iOS installation rates have grown significantly over the holiday period, jumping up 13 percentage points between the end of November and the beginning of January. On November 27, 2016, iOS 10 was installed on 63 percent of devices.

18 percent of devices continue to run iOS 9, and six percent of devices are running iOS 8 or earlier.

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iOS 10 adoption rates may have seen a jump thanks to the release of iOS 10.2 on December 12. iOS 10.2 introduced several new features, including a new "TV" app, new emoji, improvements to Live Photos, and a huge list of bug fixes.

Around this time last year, iOS 9 was installed on 75 percent of active devices, so iOS 10 adoption rates have eclipsed iOS 9 adoption rates during the same time frame in 2016.

Apple has been steadily releasing updates to iOS 10, and rumors suggest we will see the first beta of the next major update, iOS 10.3, on January 10.

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7 weeks ago
I'd expect it to be higher with the constant pop up spam! Which you can't stop
Rating: 22 Votes
7 weeks ago
Most people I know who've updated either did it accidentally or because they got pissed off at the aggravating daily reminders. Hardly an achievement for Apple to crow about.
Rating: 20 Votes
7 weeks ago
Have you ever met a person who tried to resist? They tend to be angry with Apple with all the Upgrade Now alerts. Then they give in.
Rating: 16 Votes
7 weeks ago
Yeah this is honestly not impressive anymore. Not when Apple is forcing you to update. But that's business strategy like everything else.
Rating: 12 Votes
7 weeks ago
76% is the disappointment rate or the percentage of people who want to roll back to 9.3.5 but can't since it's no longer signed?
Rating: 10 Votes
7 weeks ago
Perhaps because your device bugs the crap out of you until you update it? That might be a factor. If you could just permanently ignore them that would be one thing.
Rating: 10 Votes
7 weeks ago
I wish I could downgrade back to iOS 9 on my iPad Mini.

iOS 10 made it almost unusable at times, especially Safari.

It is now so laggy, and the screen goes totally white when scrolling in Safari. The recent updates made the lagginess slightly better, but the iPad Mini was much more solid on older iOS 8 and 9.
Rating: 10 Votes
7 weeks ago

I believe those alerts can be disabled through iCloud.


From what i know, that is false. You can delete the update in storage options and the damn thing will just redownload itself. Apple doesnt realize some of us dont want to upgrade, and redownloading it CONSTANTLY eats our capped wifi at home. It will ask if i want to upgrade i say no then it asks if i want to do it at 3am while im sleeping. Ive fallen for that one personally and am annoyed with it.
Rating: 9 Votes
7 weeks ago
when are we going to get the ability to default our email , maps, message, and calendar to other apps?

seriously apple - do you want me to go to android?

apple maps - decent but not great - waze is better for many of us
mail- dear god - this is absolute garbage. largely ignored by apple. gmail awesome
calendar - again garbage - apple did you forget about updating this ? google calendar is sweet
imessage - emojis - thank the lord ! - okay i still like the blue imessages - is this the only hold you have on me?
Rating: 8 Votes
7 weeks ago
Is that active and capable of running iOS 10? or just all active iOS devices?
Rating: 7 Votes

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