iOS 17 Adoption is Slower Than iOS 16 Adoption

iOS 17 is installed on 76 percent of iPhones released in the last four years, according to newly released iOS 17 adoption statistics provided today by Apple. This is the first time that Apple has given us ‌iOS 17‌ installation numbers since the operating system was released last September.

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20 percent of iPhones released in the last four years are still running iOS 16, while four percent run an earlier operating system. Of all active iPhones, 66 percent are running ‌iOS 17‌, 23 percent are running iOS 16, and 11 percent are running an earlier version of iOS.

Apple also shared iPadOS installation numbers. 61 percent of iPads introduced in the last four years have iPadOS 17 installed, while 29 percent have iPadOS 16, and 10 percent are running an earlier version of iPadOS.

Among all active iPads, 53 percent have ‌iPadOS 17‌, 29 percent have iPadOS 16, and 18 percent run an earlier version of the iPadOS software.

Around this time last year, 81 percent of all iPhones introduced in the last four years had iOS 16 installed, so ‌iOS 17‌ adoption has been slower. Only 53 percent of iPads were running iPadOS 16 in February 2023, however, so the pace of ‌iPadOS 17‌ adoption has been faster than iPadOS 16 adoption.

‌iOS 17‌ was first released in September, and Apple has released three major updates so far. A fourth major update, iOS 17.4, is set to come out in March.

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Top Rated Comments

nt5672 Avatar
19 weeks ago
Bugs, bugs, bugs. Maybe Apple will get the hint?
Score: 49 Votes (Like | Disagree)
turbineseaplane Avatar
19 weeks ago
Good lord, could we stop with annual updates?

You can add features and fix bugs in existing versions

Stop this endless annual tail chasing

By the time they get things ironed out each year they release a whole new dump of bugs and issues with a "new" version.
Score: 48 Votes (Like | Disagree)
matttarantino Avatar
19 weeks ago
I still wish Apple made all the core iOS apps as if they were installed from the app store. This way they could release updates for mail, contacts, calendar, phone, etc individually when they're ready
Score: 37 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nt5672 Avatar
19 weeks ago
Oh, and by the way, why install 17 when functionality announced in June 2023 is still not delivered and when it is delivered it will take multiple point releases to make it work correctly.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
biffuz Avatar
19 weeks ago
iOS 16 was too good and didn't slow down the older iPhones enough, I guess...
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
seek3r Avatar
19 weeks ago
I'd bet part of this is people are hesitant across the board recently to install updates since so many (not Apple for the most part) have reduced functionality (looking at you, agilebits/1password for ex)
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)