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  • Apple: iOS 9 is Running on 66% of iOS Devices in Use Today


    Apple today updated its App Store Support Web page with new statistics relating to what operating system version its customers' iOS devices are running.

    Two weeks ago, Apple bragged of 61% of its devices running iOS 9, the latest mobile operating system for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad to date. But this week, new statistics show that 66% percent of iOS devices are running iOS 9, meaning there was a 5% bump in iOS 9 adoption since the launch of iOS 9.1, which many people tout 'what iOS 9.0 should have been' due to the fact that it included many fixes and stability improvements that the betas never should have allowed through to the public.

    25% of iOS device users remain on iOS 8, while 9% are still clinging to iOS 7 or earlier either because they prefer the earlier operating system, or because their device(s) are not capable of the upgrade (for example, iPhone 4 or earlier). The jump in iOS 9 users can be attributed to new iPhone sales, as well as those upgrading from iOS 8 to iOS 9. The number of users on iOS 7 or earlier has not changed since the last query.

    These figures are obtained through App Store usage, which tells the App Store query what its users are running. Apple updates these figures on a bi-weekly basis.

    Source: Apple
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple: iOS 9 is Running on 66% of iOS Devices in Use Today started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 3 Comments
    1. WHUDS's Avatar
      WHUDS -
      I think its because of Jail breaking 9.02
    1. uri8472's Avatar
      uri8472 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony Bouchard View Post
      Two weeks ago, Apple bragged of 61% of its devices running iOS 9, the latest mobile operating system for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad to date. But this week, new statistics show that 66% percent of iOS devices are running iOS 9, meaning there was a 5% bump in iOS 9 adoption since the launch of iOS 9.1, which many people tout 'what iOS 9.0 should have been' due to the fact that it included many fixes and stability improvements that the betas never should have allowed thorough to the public.
      While the fixes in 9.1 are definitely a factor, as well as jailbreaking as WHUDS noted, one cannot forget that devices that are continually being sold come with the latest major release, which adds to this number, so it's never true that these published numbers represent the actual adoption rate, but just the number of devices that happen to run the OS release in question (where in many cases the user had no say what so ever.)

      I know these figures come from Apple and I know they are perfectly willing to report misleadingly, I just wish sites like this one would be more willing to make this clear, instead of essentially passing on the same misinformation. How hard is it to say something along the lines of "What these figures actually represent is the number of devices running a given OS version, and and does not reflect what people have actually chosen due to the choice in most cases being out of the user's hands, especially when taking into account the purchase of newly purchased devices that came with the newer OS already." What is so wrong with just telling it like it is?
    1. Leolion311's Avatar
      Leolion311 -
      I should have never updated myiPad3 to 9.1 as i find its not able to handle the firmware like my iPhone 6plus.should have stayed on 8.4.1.