1 in 5 iOS devices are already using iOS 13

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iOS 13 adoption
iOS 13 is off to a cracking start!
Photo: Mixpanel

One in five compatible devices are already running iOS 13, data from analytics company Mixpanel suggests.

According to the company’s data, as of this morning 20.27% of users are running iOS 13. Meanwhile, 74.66% are using iOS 12, and the remaining 5.08% are running some earlier version of iOS. That still leaves a long way to go — but it’s a fantastic start.

The data is based on visits to websites and apps which incorporate Mixpanel’s analytics suite. While that’s not 100% foolproof, the data is based on some 200 million records, ensuring that it’s pretty darn accurate.

The last time Apple released official adoption figures was in August. At the time, it was still weeks before the public debut of iOS 13. At that point, an astonishing 88% of users were running iOS 12. That rose to 90% of users with devices released in the past four years.

Apple released iOS 13 one week ago on September 19. It seems that things are off to a pretty impressive debut.

Compare iOS 13 to Android’s fragmentation nightmare

Things are most impressive when you compare them with the fragmented nightmare that is Android adoption. Google’s own developer figures show that the most widely used Android version is Marshmallow. Released in 2015, it is only used by 16.9% of Android customers.

To put that in perspective, it means that the latest iOS version beat the most popular Android version in adoption in one single week. The reason for the difference is the complicated upgrade system that Google employs for Android. With reskinned versions of the OS, and hundreds of different companies and phone models, it’s much more of a challenge to get everyone running one version.

But it still drives home how well-oiled and successful the Apple upgrade process is. Whether it’s for adding new features or squashing bugs, that’s a pretty great thing!

Have you upgraded to iOS 13 yet? What do you make of it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: Mixpanel