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  • Apple Now Says 61% of its Consumers' iOS Devices Are Running iOS 9


    Apple has updated its App Store Support page this week with new details about the market share of iOS 9 when compared to iOS 8 and earlier versions of iOS. Apple updates these figures every two weeks to keep track of and display how many people are running the latest operating system for their devices. After all, Apple takes great prided at quick adoption numbers.

    Just two weeks ago, Apple said 57% of its iOS devices were running iOS 9, but this week, that number has jumped to 61%. It's an improvement that shows many people are interested in the new features of iOS 9, but it's also worth noting that there's no way to get back to iOS 8 anymore, so anyone that has restored their devices recently has actually been forced to upgrade.

    Compared to iOS 9, iOS 8 is still running on up to 30% of iOS devices in circulation today, which is still a big chunk of Apple's market. Another 9% are running some earlier version of iOS, whether it's iOS 7, iOS 6, iOS 5, or even earlier than that.

    Apple gets these numbers by querying iOS device usage in its App Store. If you use the App Store to download applications, then you're a part of the query process and count in these figures.

    Source: Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Now Says 61% of its Consumers' iOS Devices Are Running iOS 9 started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
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    1. uri8472's Avatar
      uri8472 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Just two weeks ago, Apple said 57% of its iOS devices were running iOS 9, but this week, that number has jumped to 61%. It's an improvement that shows many people are interested in the new features of iOS 9,
      This doesn't necessarily show that people are more interested, but could just as well be from more newer devices being sold with iOS 9 already there (brand new ones only ever come with the newest major version.)

      but it's also worth noting that there's no way to get back to iOS 8 anymore, so anyone that has restored their devices recently has actually been forced to upgrade.
      Fair enough. Thanks for at least make it this much clear.

      Apple gets these numbers by querying iOS device usage in its App Store. If you use the App Store to download applications, then you're a part of the query process and count in these figures.
      Indeed, it's ultimately Apple that is misleading people. They seem to make no effort to let people know that much of those numbers are from devices that came with the latest major iOS release.