iOS 10 Now Installed on Nearly 80% of Active iOS Devices

Just over five months after iOS 10 was released to the public, the operating system is now installed on 79% of active iOS devices, according to the latest adoption data shared by Apple.

iOS 9 remains installed on 16% of active iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, while 5% of devices are running an earlier iOS version, as measured by the App Store on February 20.

iOS 10 adoption appears to be slightly outpacing iOS 9 adoption over the same time period. iOS 9 adoption briefly stalled at 77% of active devices last February.

iOS 10 could see further adoption when iOS 10.3, which is currently in beta for developers and public testers, is officially released. The software update's key new features include "Find My AirPods" and a switch to the all-new Apple File System (APFS).

iOS adoption continues to significantly outpace Android. Nougat, the latest version of Android, is installed on just 1.2% of active Android devices as of February 6, despite being released six months ago today. Android Lollipop, released in November 2014, is still installed on 32.9% of active devices.

Apple's control over both hardware and software gives it an advantage over the Android ecosystem, while Apple persistently notifies iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users to update to the latest iOS version, including offering the option to have the software update install overnight while the device is plugged in.

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40 months ago
Hard to be impressed when your device tricks you into upgrading through random popup reminders.

It's happened before whilst I was playing a game that requires key presses in the exact same space.
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40 months ago
Meanwhile, at the Legion of Doom:



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40 months ago
I honestly feel like they make it run slower on the previous gen devices.
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40 months ago

Bet the 10.2 jailbreak increased that a bit
Since the only jailbreak was 9.3, there were still a few users that had to stay on 9

Still keep pushing my friends and family to 10, iOS 10 is the best version of iOS that's ever been released, with updates to Messages, a redesigned Maps app, new Photos features, Siri to control your home with the new Home app, and a better experience to jam out to your favorite songs with an all new Apple Music app


Vast vast vast majorities of people do not jailbreak. It is a non-factor.
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40 months ago
These stories remind of the 100% voter participation in <insert tyrannical autocratic or oligarchical country here>.

Apple applies serious psyOps when it comes to updating these days. Screen nag after nag after nag. And it knows when you are in a rush and need to access info ASAP because that is when it sends the friendly pop-up asking if you want to update now... no? OK, tonight! Hey user I said TONIGHT! Heh.

It take a special person or an unsupported hardware owner not to update Apple OSes these days.
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40 months ago
Proof that extremely annoying and persistent nag screens work. Bummer. That only feeds Apple's cause to continue doing it forever. I wonder how many people would have "downgraded" to iOS 10 if they could have turned that nagging off for good.
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