iOS 10 now has a larger install base than iOS 9, just over two weeks after making its public debut. Apple’s latest software has now reached 48.16 percent of all devices, while iOS 9’s share has dropped to 47.79 percent.
Unlike Android, iOS has always enjoyed fast adoption rates. That’s mostly thanks to the fact that Apple makes its latest software available to all compatible devices on the same day, and users don’t have to wait for their carrier to approve it.
In just one week following its public release, iOS 10 had been installed on 14.5 percent of devices, according to Mixpanel’s adoption tracker. Now that figure has risen to 48.16 percent, which is almost on par with iOS 9’s adoption rate around this time last year.
Despite the fact that iOS updates are available to all on the same day, 4.06 percent of users are still running iOS 8 or earlier. However, we should remember that there are a lot of iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches out there that aren’t compatible with later releases.
It’s no wonder users are upgrading to iOS 10 quickly. The update brings a whole host of new features and improvements, including a revamped lock screen, new Music and Apple News apps, and big upgrades to Messages, like an App Store and support for stickers.