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iOS 12 Installed on 10% of Devices 48 Hours After Launch

Apple's newest operating system, iOS 12, is installed on just over 10 percent of devices 48 hours after it launched according to data collected by analytics company Mixpanel. The data suggests customers are adopting iOS 12 at a slower rate than iOS 11 and iOS 10.

Last year, iOS 11 was installed on 10 percent of devices just 24 hours after launching, and in 2016, iOS 10 was installed on 14.45 percent of devices within 24 hours.


Customers may be reluctant to adopt a new operating system after all of the bugs and issues that were seen with iOS 11 software updates, but Apple made an effort to focus on the underlying code of iOS 12 and thus far, the update has been stable.

As should be no surprise, MacRumors readers are early iOS 12 adopters. Over 80 percent of readers queried so far have installed iOS 12 just two days after it launched. Follow us on Twitter and vote to let us know if you've upgraded to iOS 12.


iOS 12 is an update that brings significant speed and performance improvements to older devices, so most customers installing the software should see notable speed improvements over iOS 11 after updating.

On the iPhone 6 Plus, for example, apps launch up to 40 percent faster, while the keyboard can appear up to 50 percent faster. Opening the camera on the Lock screen to take a photo can be done 70 percent faster.

Apple has made animations smoother and more responsive across the operating system, so accessing Control Center, scrolling in apps, or swiping up when multitasking feels more fluid.

iOS 12 also includes optimizations for when the operating system is under load. Apps launch up to twice as fast under a heavy load, as does the Share Sheet.

With iOS 12 installed on 10 percent of devices, iOS 11 adoption has dipped to 82 percent and will continue to fall as more people adopt iOS 12. Installation could jump this weekend as some people wait until they have a free block of time to complete a major software update.

iOS 12 is a free download that's available for the iPhone 5s and later, iPad mini 2 and later, and the 6th-generation iPod touch. In addition to noticeable and useful speed and performance improvements, the update introduces Screen Time for monitoring device usage, Memoji and new Animoji, ARKit 2.0, and a new Shortcuts app for creating customized automations. For more on what's new in iOS 12, make sure to check out our roundup.

Related Roundup: iOS 12


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4 weeks ago
Android installs can barely hit 10% a year after launch.
Rating: 41 Votes
4 weeks ago

Android installs can barely hit 10% a year after launch.


That's because Android updates aren't directly pushed out by Google to handsets like iOS updates are by Apple, but rather by handset manufacturers and carriers who are slow to roll them out due to different hardware configurations.

But you already knew that so your post is at best trolling.
Rating: 16 Votes
4 weeks ago
Word will get out that this is a fantastic update for old and new devices. Great on my X and another 6S.
Rating: 12 Votes
4 weeks ago
Brilliant on the X.
Rating: 12 Votes
4 weeks ago
It's been 3 days! Why not carry out this research after 30 days?

It's just us basically!
Rating: 10 Votes
4 weeks ago
I have learned my lesson after the other 11 iOS updates: Wait. Don't update.
Rating: 10 Votes
4 weeks ago
Installed on iPhone 7 Plus on Monday evening. Feels faster, and my battery is definitely doing better, though that may be because Screen Time made me instantly super conscious of both how frequently I pick up the phone (despite knowing there will be no new notifications) and how much I check Instagram and other apps. Haven't noticed any bugs so far.
Rating: 9 Votes
4 weeks ago
Most people aren't aware until they get that red badge notification, after a week. Pretty much the only people updating are 'techies.'
Rating: 9 Votes
4 weeks ago
I appreciate people not liking Apple, not liking their products or their prices. But you have to give them credit where it's due, they do a really good job of maintaining, patching and securing their products, it's one of the biggest reasons I've not even considered Android.
Rating: 7 Votes
4 weeks ago
It seems the excitement over new iOS releases is decreasing, just as people are upgrading their phones less often. The last time I updated my iPhone to the latest release of iOS as soon as it was available was in 2014.
Rating: 6 Votes

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