Apple Says iOS 14 Now Installed on 86% of iPhones Introduced in Last Four Years

Apple this week provided updated iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 adoption numbers, indicating that iOS 14 is installed on 80% of all active iPhones and on 86% of iPhones introduced in the last four years, as measured by the App Store on February 24.

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By comparison, Apple indicated that iOS 14 was installed on 72% of all active iPhones and on 81% of iPhones introduced in the last four years as of December 15.

The adoption numbers also reveal that iPadOS 14 is installed on 70% of all active iPads and on 84% of iPads introduced in the last four years, as measured by the App Store on February 24.

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By comparison, Apple indicated that iPadOS 14 was installed on 61% of all active iPads and on 75% of iPads introduced in the last four years as of December 15.

Apple says 12% of all active iPhones are still running iOS 13, and 2% are running even older iOS versions, as of February 24. 14% of all active iPads are still running iPadOS 13, while 16% remain on an even older software version.

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Top Rated Comments

farewelwilliams Avatar
8 months ago
this is why i dev for iOS over Android, among many other reasons.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
elvineet Avatar
8 months ago
iOS 14 was by far the worst software upgrade I've ever experience with an Apple device, hands down. Ruined my iPhone 7.

Going forward, I'm never going to upgrade an iOS device more than 2 versions from what was pre-installed.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Taz Mangus Avatar
8 months ago

desktop PC mode with with monitor/keyboard/mouse, etc.
Apple has zero reason to do that with an iPhone. If you want that use an iPad and a magic keyboard.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LFC2020 Avatar
8 months ago

split screen multitasking, pen input, desktop PC mode with with monitor/keyboard/mouse, etc.
Split screen on a smartphone is pointless, 2 tiny windows on a smartphone isn't appealing, pen input also pointless on a small device, no need for pc mode for a mobile phone. people wont even use these features 99% of the time.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Taz Mangus Avatar
8 months ago

do we really have a choice?
Sure you do. I have automatic downloads turned off and I was not forced to update to iOS 14. I waited until iOS 14.3 before I decided to update from iOS 13.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DeepIn2U Avatar
8 months ago

this is why i dev for iOS over Android, among many other reasons.
BINGO

Psst Samsung ... this is REAL support ... your users are just getting security updates?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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