iOS 16 Installed on Almost 70% of iPhones Nearly 100 Days After Launch

iOS 16 is installed on almost 70% of compatible devices as the update's 100-day launch anniversary approaches, according to third-party analytics website Mixpanel.

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iOS 16 was released to the public on September 12, 2022, and was initially doing better than last year's iOS 15 update regarding how quickly users were updating their iPhone to the newest version. Apple periodically shares adoption numbers for its latest operating system but has not yet done so for iOS 16.

According to Mixpanel, iOS 16 is installed on 68.90% of devices, with iOS 15 at 24.82% and iPhones running older operating systems at around 7%. iOS 16 has had multiple updates since its release in September, addressing bugs being experienced by users previously causing some to be reluctant to update.

Apple is expected to release iOS 16.2 this month, bringing multiple new features to iPhone users, including Apple Music Sing, Advanced Data Protection, new Lock Screen widgets, new options for the always-on display on the iPhone 14 Pro, and more.

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Top Rated Comments

Infiniverse48 Avatar
8 weeks ago
This is exactly why I’m so incredibly embarrassed for Apple software designers.

Literally hundreds of millions of iPhones are running iOS 16. And it introduced a hidden submenu for Notifications on the Lock Screen. Yes, it was there in iOS 15 too, but iOS 16 made it constant and every single notification goes there after the user moves from the lock screen off and back.

If I were leading iOS design I would’ve immediately fired the person who even suggested that design. Gone. It’s not an exaggeration to say that it is one of the worst design choices ever made for smartphones in their entire history. It is directly responsible for hundreds of millions of people at least occasionally missing some notifications. Notifications are one of the top 3 most-important features of a smartphone. It is fundamentally important that 100% of users see them 100% of the time in Notification Center (i.e. the Lock Screen), until they are directly acted upon.

What’s more? iOS 16 introduced some Lock Screen customization for the first time in iPhone history. Simultaneously, iOS 16 introduced a completely new methodology for notifications on the Lock Screen, by way of moving them to the very bottom of the display. Notifications at the bottom of the display are embarrassingly bad. You want notifications front-and-center, and directly where they had been in all iOS prior…the intelligent design. But despite iOS 16 getting Lock Screen customization, users were not given the option to customize notifications back to the correct area…. Embarrassing on all fronts.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DMG35 Avatar
8 weeks ago
Now just fix the stuttering and lag and we can be good to go Apple.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vikingjunior Avatar
8 weeks ago
We want a functioning Siri, not Islands and emojis.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
antiprotest Avatar
8 weeks ago
Checking old notifications goes down by 320,000%
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
JosephAW Avatar
8 weeks ago
And 100% adoption for all iPhone 14 users, amazing. o_O
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
gregrose Avatar
8 weeks ago
i installed it on my work phone and there is no way in hell I will install on my personal phone. The notification system is the biggest joke I have ever seen, I miss notifications all the time, they are messy and sloppy looking now, its just such a joke. Until they give the option to have old notification option I will hold out.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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