iOS 14 Poised to Surpass iOS 13 Installations as Adoption Nears 50%

More than five weeks after release, iOS 14 adoption is set to overtake iOS 13 as the most installed version of iOS, according to data obtained from Mixpanel's iOS 14 adoption tracker.

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Apple hasn't shared ‌iOS 14‌ installation numbers of its own, but Mixpanel's ‌iOS 14‌ adoption tracker monitors the number of devices that have each operating system installed. According to Mixpanel's numbers at the time of writing, ‌iOS 14‌ is installed on more than 46.07 percent of devices, which is just about equal with the 46.57 percent of devices running iOS 13.

Over the course of the last week, data has also shifted on an hourly basis with ‌iOS 14‌ occasionally overtaking iOS 13 as new devices are activated and counted in Mixpanel's data.

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‌iOS 14‌ in the next day or two will surpass iOS 13 as the most installed version of iOS and should steadily rise from there. At the current time, 7.36 percent of devices also continue to run a version of iOS earlier than iOS 13, and those likely represent older devices unable to be upgraded to newer software.

Adoption of ‌iOS 14‌ is about on pace with adoption of iOS 13, but it's a little bit behind. iOS 13 was installed on 50 percent of all devices on October 16, 2019, with ‌iOS 14‌ taking longer to hit that exact target.

The slower adoption of ‌iOS 14‌ is something of a surprise given that the update introduces a new Home screen design and support for Home screen widgets, plus the App Library, compact UI with smaller phone calls, Translate app, and updates to Maps, Siri, HomeKit, Health, Messages, and more. Full details on all of the new features in ‌iOS 14‌ can be found in our roundup.

Related Roundups: iOS 14, iPadOS 14
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Top Rated Comments

farewelwilliams Avatar
7 months ago
This is why developing for iOS is far better than Android. Apple spends a ton of resources supporting older devices so that the majority of users can be on the same latest iOS version.

Having just 1 one iOS version to worry about, having 1 piece of software to learn, and having 1 store to reach the entire world of customers means a substantially simplified developer experience. Only exception is you might want to support the last 2 versions while people transition to the newest version.

This is what some of your 30% pays for.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
WannaGoMac Avatar
7 months ago
I'm gonna sit this update out for the foreseeable future. My X is working decently on iOS 13 and after last years sh*t show of bugs in iOS 13 i learned my lesson.

Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
applicious84 Avatar
7 months ago
I like iOS 14, but it seems a little buggier for me than iOS 13 did when it was first released. I'm on a XR, and sometimes there's a delay when I start typing in a text. I guess that's the most frustrating bug. There are some others, but there are so many improvement, too. Like, it's way easier to ignore calls and see the person you're facetiming when doing something else, etc

So I could understand if it take a little longer to adopt. Maybe 14.2 will be a good entry for everyone
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
icanhazmac Avatar
7 months ago

I like iOS 14, but it seems a little buggier for me than iOS 13 did when it was first released. I'm on a XR, and sometimes there's a delay when I start typing in a text.
Same issues on my 8, coming out of lock sometimes when typing or tapping a folder I experience delays, maybe a second or two, annoying but not the worst of bugs.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
dlewis23 Avatar
7 months ago
Not surprising at all. Very happy with iOS 14.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hurley999jb Avatar
7 months ago

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More than five weeks after release, iOS 14 adoption is set to overtake iOS 13 as the most installed version of iOS, according to data obtained from Mixpanel's iOS 14 adoption tracker ('https://mixpanel.com/trends/#report/ios_14/').



Apple hasn't shared iOS 14 installation numbers of its own, but Mixpanel's iOS 14 adoption tracker monitors the number of devices that have each operating system installed. According to Mixpanel's numbers at the time of writing, iOS 14 is installed on more than 46.07 percent of devices, which is just about equal with the 46.57 percent of devices running iOS 13.

Over the course of the last week, data has also shifted on an hourly basis with iOS 14 occasionally overtaking iOS 13 as new devices are activated and counted in Mixpanel's data.



iOS 14 in the next day or two will surpass iOS 13 as the most installed version of iOS and should steadily rise from there. At the current time, 7.36 percent of devices also continue to run a version of iOS earlier than iOS 13, and those likely represent older devices unable to be upgraded to newer software.

Adoption of iOS 14 is about on pace with adoption of iOS 13, but it's a little bit behind. iOS 13 was installed on 50 percent of all devices on October 16, 2019, with iOS 14 taking longer to hit that exact target.

The slower adoption of iOS 14 is something of a surprise given that the update introduces a new Home screen design and support for Home screen widgets, plus the App Library, compact UI with smaller phone calls, Translate app, and updates to Maps, Siri, HomeKit, Health, Messages, and more. Full details on all of the new features in iOS 14 can be found in our roundup ('https://www.macrumors.com/roundup/ios-14/').

Article Link: iOS 14 Poised to Surpass iOS 13 Installations as Adoption Nears 50% ('https://www.macrumors.com/2020/10/27/ios-14-adoption-nears-50-percent/')
The real question is when are they going to fix the battery overheating/draining issues for iPhone 11 Pros/iPhone 11. Unreal that I paid that much for a "pro" phone and I can no longer rely on it to hold a charge for a day.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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