The data reveals how many iPhones and iPads are running iOS 16 and iPadOS 16, as measured by devices that transacted on the App Store on February 14. iOS 16 is compatible with the iPhone 8 and newer, while iPadOS 16 is compatible with all iPad Pro models and select iPad Air, iPad mini, and entry-level iPad models released since 2017.
Apple's website says iOS 16 is installed on 72% of all iPhones and on 81% of all iPhones introduced within the last four years. 20% of all iPhones are still running iOS 15, while 8% are running iOS 14 or earlier, according to Apple.
iPadOS 16 adoption is at 50% overall and at 53% for all iPad models introduced in the last four years, according to Apple. iPadOS 15 usage remains fairly high at 35% across all compatible iPad models, while 13% are running iPadOS 14 or earlier.
Apple shared its first iOS 15 adoption statistics in January 2022, whereas these iOS 16 adoption figures were released in February, so the difference in timing does not allow for a direct comparison. However, accounting for the extra month of availability, it appears that iOS 16 adoption has followed a similar trajectory as iOS 15.
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Apple is no longer allowing customers who purchase an iPhone, cellular iPad, or Apple Watch to activate a device with now-defunct mobile carrier Sprint. Apple has also removed remaining references to Sprint from its online store.
When checking out with a new purchase, Sprint is no longer an option for connectivity, a change that Apple appears to have implemented today. Prior to now, Sprint...
Apple says iOS 16.4 is coming in the spring, which began this week. In his Sunday newsletter, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman said the update should be released "in the next three weeks or so," meaning a public release is likely in late March or early April.
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We saw a lot of great deals on Apple products and related accessories this week, including Samsung's iMac-like Smart Monitor M8 for $250 off, a 30 percent off spring sale at Anker, and the year's best prices on numerous AirPods models. All of these deals are still available to purchase right now, so we're recapping them and more below.
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We're still almost six months away from the official unveiling of the iPhone 15 lineup, but it seems like every day we're learning more about what to expect from the next-generation models. Notably, this week gave us our clearest look yet at what appear to be some changes for the volume and mute control hardware.
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Apple’s default auto updates feature installs updates overnight when your device is connected to power and Wi-Fi.
The majority of people charge their phone overnight, every night.
That means every night that phone has the opportunity to download, install and update itself.
Meanwhile, since the majority of people don’t use the iPad as often as their iPhone, it usually doesn’t have that same consistent “overnight, every night” charging pattern.
Same with the Mac, which is probably even further behind in software upgrades than the iPad.
With regards to iOS 16 causing battery drain, rewind to 2022 and the same can be said for iOS 15. Rewind to 2021, and it's iOS 14, and keep going. I can also predict the future. iOS 17 will cause battery drain in 2024, and iOS 16 will be golden.
I think this kind of behavior of bias is actually more psychological more than anything else. What this is implying is that each year battery gets worse, which I don't believe is the case. Today's battery life is far better than the original iPhone. If we are to believe each new iOS version is so terrible, we would've dropped exponentially from great battery life to 1 second of screen on time now. The alternative explanation is iOS 16 is crappy today, but then somehow when iOS 17 comes out, iOS16 magically becomes good again so that iOS 17 looks bad. I don't think that's realistic either.
The realistic take is battery life hardly changes year to year. Battery life is a product of the apps you use and your usage behavior. I suspect what happens is people using old apps that don't get updated over time or have proper modern APIs break and start crashing a lot or have negative impacts on battery.
I have updated iOS on Day 1 on practically every phone I've gotten and have NEVER noticed a significant drop in battery. This whole blaming the current OS version is a cognitive bias.