iOS 13 reaches more than half of all iPhones in first month

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Users can't wait to get their hands on iOS 13.
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iOS 13 is now running on an impressive 55% of all iPhone models introduced in the last four years. It has taken less than a month for adoption to reach that figure. And it puts iOS 13 on par with iOS 12.

iPadOS, now its very own operating system, has reached 41% of all iPads introduced during the same time period.

iOS enjoys some of the fastest adoption rates in the industry. Unlike Android updates, new versions of iOS are available to all compatible devices on the same day, so no one has to wait.

And rather unsurisingly, iPhone users have been quick to adopt iOS 13, which brings system-wide Dark Mode, Photos improvements, Sign in with Apple, and a whole host of other new features.

iOS 13 adoption surpasses 50%

Apple’s newest adoption figures, the first since iOS 13 made its debut on September 19, reveal 55% of all iPhone units introduced in the last four years have now been updated.

If you take all compatible iPhone models into account, the figure is 50%. This puts iOS 13 adoption roughly on par with that of iOS 12. That also reached 50% of devices in less than one month.

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iOS 13 adoption so far.
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iPadOS adoption is a little slower, but still impressive. 41% of all models introduced in the last four years are now running the latest release. 33% of all active iPads have also been upgraded.

This is the first time Apple has split the figures for iPhone and iPad. That’s because both devices are now running their own versions of iOS.

iOS 12 surpassed 90%

Unofficial figures from Mixpanel revealed that just over 20% of all devices were updated to iOS 13 one week after its release. This indicates upgrades haven’t slowed much over the past few weeks.

Apple’s most recent figures for iOS 12 showed that more than 88% of all devices had been upgraded by the time iOS 13 rolled out.