iOS 14 Adoption Surpasses 25% Across iPhone and iPad Five Days After Release

Five days after Apple released iOS 14, adoption of the software update has reached approximately 26 percent of active iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, according to mobile analytics company Mixpanel. This includes iPadOS 14.


iOS 14 adoption appears to be outpacing iOS 13, which was installed on approximately 20 percent of active devices one week after its release last year, according to Mixpanel. Home Screen widgets have proven especially popular so far, perhaps compelling more users to update, while other features like picture-in-picture videos and the ability to set third-party browser and email apps as default have also been well received.

Mixpanel measures iOS adoption based on visits to websites and apps that use its mobile analytics SDKs, so its data is not official, but it is usually within the ballpark of Apple's own figures. Apple typically waits up to a month after a major release to publish its own adoption numbers, so no data is available for iOS 14 yet.

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5 weeks ago


Dump question, have listen for Hey Siri turned on yet the mic light is not on? Apple excludes themselves from their own feature?

The light would never go off and would defeat the purpose of a notification light
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5 weeks ago


Given that the OS nags the **** out of you to update your device, this is a meaningless stat

Also auto updates, I bet some people didn’t even choose to install it

Mine hasn’t bugged me once to update.
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5 weeks ago


Is this more likely related to most phone probably being set to auto-update than the user making the decision to upgrade.

Do not think so. Non-tech people just have auto update sure but the auto stuff never kicks in until two to three weeks after an update. My wife's iPhone for example, is never updated for the first couple of weeks after an update and she has auto update enabled.
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5 weeks ago


Given that the OS nags the **** out of you to update your device, this is a meaningless stat

Also auto updates, I bet some people didn’t even choose to install it

Nope. No nags during the rollout period.

And not meaningless.

Relax.
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5 weeks ago


The light would never go off and would defeat the purpose of a notification light

Yep, and the 'hey Siri' feature not only never leaves the device, it never even passes the microphone audio to the CPU until the pattern is detected by the chip. iOS 14 literally is not receiving audio from the microphone.

That may seem like a fine line, but it is in fact a huge distinction.
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Given that the OS nags the **** out of you to update your device, this is a meaningless stat

Also auto updates, I bet some people didn’t even choose to install it
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