iOS 14 Now Installed on 81% of iPhones From the Last Four Years

Apple today finally updated its iOS adoption numbers, giving us our first look at official iOS 14 adoption rates. According to Apple's data, ‌iOS 14‌ is installed on 81 percent of iPhones that were introduced in the last four years.

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17 percent of these devices continue to run iOS 13, and two percent run an earlier version of iOS. 72 percent of all iPhones out in the wild run ‌iOS 14‌, and this category includes devices that might not be capable of running the update.

18 percent in this category run iOS 13, and 10 percent run an earlier version of iOS.

As for iPads, 75 percent of all iPads introduced in the last four years run iPadOS. 22 percent run iPadOS 13, and three percent run an earlier version of iOS.

61 percent of all iPads use iPadOS 14, 21 percent run iPadOS 13, and 18 percent run an earlier version of iOS.

Since releasing ‌iOS 14‌ and ‌iPadOS 14‌ in September, Apple has not provided installation numbers until now. Based on Mixpanel estimates, ‌iOS 14‌ adoption was at 50 percent in October, so quite a few people have installed the update over the course of the last couple months.

Related Roundups: iOS 14, iPadOS 14

Top Rated Comments

Blackstick Avatar
4 weeks ago
Speaking as an enterprise IT manager, I'm stupid envious of how quickly Apple gets their end users up to the latest OS with no fuss. You should see how the old fart dinosaurs in our Accounting department stick to Windows 7... same **** happened with Vista/XP as well. You should see how the developers (who should know better) stick to outdated iterations of Windows 10 ?

It's like a moron badge of honor to be ages behind the releases on the Windows side.
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mattopotamus Avatar
4 weeks ago


Speaking as an enterprise IT manager, I'm stupid envious of how quickly Apple gets their end users up to the latest OS with no fuss. You should see how the old fart dinosaurs in our Accounting department stick to Windows 7... same **** happened with Vista/XP as well. You should see how the developers (who should know better) stick to outdated iterations of Windows 10 ?

It's like a moron badge of honor to be ages behind the releases on the Windows side.

It's also easier when by default you have auto update enabled, and all of the sudden the user wakes up to an alert that the latest update has been downloaded, install now or later.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
legis_arvum Avatar
4 weeks ago


Still using iOS 6 and no plans to update. Later versions simply sucks.

Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
repoman016 Avatar
4 weeks ago
i always hated these statistics. i mean unless you want to be badgered several times a day or every time you open your phone about HEY WE HAVE AN UPDATE YOU KNOW THAT RIGHT? then adoption numbers would probably be way lower. Every new iOS i get something new that acts wonkey yet i continue to use my phone the same way i did the last 4 iOS', but hey, its better than dismissing alerts all the time.
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Slash787 Avatar
4 weeks ago
Still on iOS 12
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
iapplelove Avatar
4 weeks ago
lol I didn’t even know 14.3 is out. I’m still on 14.1
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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