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  • Adoption of Apple's New iOS 9 Firmware is Slightly Slower Than iOS 8 Was


    Apple released iOS 9 to the general public yesterday, and despite the excitement of many to make the jump to Apple's latest software, it would appear that adoption of iOS 9 is showing signs of being just slightly slower than adoption of iOS 8 was last year at this time.

    Just one day after iOS 9's availability, the firmware is running on about 13% of active iOS devices as of this writing, according to Mixpixel, a firm that tracks data in real time.

    The numbers were at 12% after 24 hours and have just increased, which isn't all that bad of a figure since iOS 8 was at about 16% adoption within the first 24 hours; although it is worth noting that the amount is down slightly over last year's numbers. While trying to upgrade over the air (OTA) yesterday, many people fell victim to 'Upgrade Failed' errors due to huge server demand, which likely hindered these numbers a bit with people choosing to wait a little longer until things cooled down.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mixpixel
    iOS 9 has received 12% adoption in the last 24 hours and is being adopted similar to iOS 8 last year. This kind of adoption took Android's latest operating system, Lollipop, in comparison 5 months to achieve. One huge advantage Apple got right this year over last year was that the update is much smaller than last year (3.5x smaller) < Apple has empathy for its users who have nearly maxed out the space on their phones. However, one issue for it being substantially slow compared to iOS 7 is that servers are having trouble keeping up right now as people update.
    Apart from the errors yesterday, there are very few reasons users would choose not to upgrade, apart from jailbreak reasons, since iOS 9 can run on all devices that run iOS 8 and includes a variety of improvements over the UI, functionality, performance, and battery life of the operating system.

    Source: Mixpixel via 9to5Mac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Adoption of Apple's New iOS 9 Firmware is Slightly Slower Than iOS 8 Was started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 9 Comments
    1. PCYoda's Avatar
      PCYoda -
      It's worth pointing out, though, that iOS 8 was released to the public only 2 days before the iPhone 6 was publicly available, and many of those preordered iPhones arrived a day early. This year, iOS 9 arrives a full week and a half before the new phone is publically available, and I haven't heard of anyone getting their phone this early this year, so I'm sure that may have something to do with it.
    1. sknet's Avatar
      sknet -
      it will high if tonite or tomorrow jailbreak for ios9 is released
    1. aftab1981's Avatar
      aftab1981 -
      No won like to loose jailbreak for some new thing on ios9 what we go i will until taig realease is jailbreak
    1. crslaeme's Avatar
      crslaeme -
      Rather wait for iOS 9.1 to buggy and slow right now
    1. xboxbml's Avatar
      xboxbml -
      It's interesting that there is no thread in here to speak of about complaints of how slow and buggy 9 really is...
    1. StaceyMJ86's Avatar
      StaceyMJ86 -
      Even if there was a jailbreak out for iOS 9 I would still wait. There's always problems during the first week of an upgrade. I already have some of the features (tweaks) from iOS 9 on 8.4, so I'm in no rush. I'm going to use iOS 9 on my 6s when it arrive but I'm not updating my 6+ yet.
    1. kelkel5313's Avatar
      kelkel5313 -
      Indeed the current iOS 9 content lots of bugs. Respond time is pretty slow.
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      iOS 9 is garbage. Put one of our phones in an endless boot loop. Tried every different way to upgrade, and it won't work if I try to restore from backup. Sorry, but forcing me to lose all texts and contacts and settings is trash.

      And I'm not the only one experiencing this issue. Apple seems to be getting sloppier and sloppier.
    1. dannyrocket's Avatar
      dannyrocket -
      Quote Originally Posted by xboxbml View Post
      It's interesting that there is no thread in here to speak of about complaints of how slow and buggy 9 really is...
      I'm lodging a complaint. iPhone 6 Plus 128gb and ios9 has been nothing but choppy and my wifi is way slow no matter the network. Aggravating to say the least


      Ok, I am on 9.1 now and it appears my wifi issue is resolved and animations and switcher are more fluid.