iOS 9 adoption just keeps slowing down


iOS 9 adoption is at an all time high.
iOS 9 adoption is at an all time high.
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

iOS 9 adoption is continuing to limp slowly towards 100%. A couple weeks after we reported that iOS 9 adoption had “run out of steam” at 67%, it’s gained a few more percent points. But iOS 9 adoption still falls short of total.

According to Apple’s latest figures, roughly 70% of eligible iOS users are currently upgraded to the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system.

Those aren’t bad figures, especially compared to Android, where the highest percentage of devices (a mere 37.5%) run an OS only two years old. But it’s a small 3% uptick since two weeks ago.

That said? iOS 9 adoption is still moving faster than iOS 8 adoption (which took until late January to reach a mere 69%) and even iOS 7 (which didn’t reach 70% penetration – in North America alone! – until December 4th).

Still, Apple depends on users updating to the latest version of iOS to guarantee the security of the ecosystem as a whole. More devices running out of date versions of iOS equals more potential vulnerabilities. That’s why Apple wants to shore up the number of devices running iOS 9 or higher as soon as possible.

Do you still have a device running iOS 8 or below? If so, why? Let us know in the comments.

Source: Apple


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