iOS 13 Now Installed on 77% of iPhones Launched in the Last Four Years

iOS 13 is now installed on 77 percent of iPhones that were released in the last four years, according to updated adoption numbers that Apple shared today on its App Store support site for developers.

17 percent of iPhone owners with a device released in the last four years continue to run iOS 12, while 6 percent run an earlier version of iOS.

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A total of 70 percent of all iOS devices run iOS 13, with this number taking into account older iPhones as well. 23 percent of total iPhones have iOS 12 installed, and 7 percent have an earlier version of iOS installed.

Apple is breaking down iOS 13 installation rates in a new way as of this latest update, providing details on both iOS and iPadOS.

According to the new numbers, 79 percent of all iPads introduced in the last four years are running iPadOS 13, 19 percent run iOS 12, and 2 percent use an earlier version of iOS.

When it comes to all iPads, including older models, 57 percent run iPadOS 13, 27 percent run iOS 12, and 16 percent run an earlier version of iOS, suggesting there are quite a lot of older iPads still in circulation, or people aren't updating iPads as often as iPhones.

Apple last shared updated iOS installation numbers in October, and at that time, 55 percent of all iOS devices from the last four years ran iOS 13, while 50 percent of all devices had the update. iOS 13 installation has grown quite a bit over the course of the last three months.

For comparison's sake, during early January 2019, iOS 12 was installed on 78 percent of all devices introduced in the last four years.

Top Rated Comments

realtuner Avatar
22 months ago
Tried to check Android versions to compare, but Google hasn't updated their webpage since May 2019.

I wonder why?
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supergt Avatar
22 months ago
I'm part of the 23%. Happily holding on to 12.4!
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kingofwale Avatar
22 months ago
kudo to the 23% of people who had to click "no" every single day to auto update.
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minimo3 Avatar
22 months ago

Nope. This runs on iPhone 6s which came out in 2014.
iPhone 6s came out in 2015
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now i see it Avatar
22 months ago
yeah, this metric is almost meaningless. I'd wager that 98.5% of iPhone users are clueless about tvOS profiles and the real hazard updating brings. They get nagged incessantly until eventually clicking the OK button stops the hectoring.
iOS updates get installed basically because they're jammed down our throats
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RickDEGH Avatar
22 months ago

yeah, this metric is almost meaningless. I'd wager that 98.5% of iPhone users are clueless about tvOS profiles and the real hazard updating brings. They get nagged incessantly until eventually clicking the OK button stops the hectoring.
iOS updates get installed basically because they're jammed down our throats
The ‘clueless’ 98.5% who have the updates shoved down their throats do it and move on with their lives. The rest of us who are ‘discerning’ and independent eventually still do it anyway. We all get there somehow. So what the fuss?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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