iOS 12 Adoption Hits 70%, Compared to 59% for iOS 11 Last Year

70 percent of eligible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices are running iOS 12, as measured by the App Store on December 3, 2018, according to the latest adoption figures shared by Apple on its App Store support page today.

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iOS 12 was installed on 60 percent of all eligible devices as of October 29, 2018, so adoption is up 10 percentage points in five weeks.

Apple also says 72 percent of devices sold in the last four years are running iOS 12. By comparison, 63 percent of devices introduced since September 2014 were running iOS 12 as of October 29, 2018, but those figures cannot be directly compared due to Apple's tweaked wording for this particular chart.

iOS 12 adoption is outpacing iOS 11, which was installed on 59 percent of eligible devices as of December 4, 2017, according to Apple. This shouldn't come as much of a surprise, as iOS 11 suffered from quite a few bugs over its lifespan, while Apple has focused on performance and stability in iOS 12.

Meanwhile, Apple says 21 percent of all devices remain on iOS 11 and nine percent are running an older iOS version.

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Wowereit Avatar
73 months ago
Doesn't surprise me at all, iOS 11's earlier versions had their issues with lags, stutters and a few glitches.
iOS 12 was a pleasant step back to optimization instead of new features and it showed. Way better performance than any version since at least iOS 9.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bigboyz12000 Avatar
73 months ago
maybe thats because iOS11 SUCKED! There, i said it.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AngerDanger Avatar
73 months ago
Hmm, if we extrapolate based on this rate, then by mid 2019, Apple will need to start gearing up iPhone production just to have devices to install it on. In late 2019, people will start downloading iOS 12 onto their Android phones even though it'd be useless, and in 2021, iOS 12 will outnumber humans.

Eons from now, the big crunch will see every atom in the universe—all comprising various installations of iOS 12—regress to a single point.

Be brave. Stay strong.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
yaxomoxay Avatar
73 months ago
This probably shows more the frustration at iOS 11 than the satisfaction at iOS 12.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vmistery Avatar
73 months ago
Honestly best release since iOS 6 made my 3GS feel new
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Gix1k Avatar
73 months ago
I've always bounced between iPhone and Android. After mu most recent change, I'm determined iOS is the best there is even though it's locked down.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)