IOS 12 adoption surpasses 50% just three weeks after its release

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The latest version of Apple's mobile operating system has the widest reach of any update it has released in the past, supporting every device that received iOS 11 a year ago, which probably helps make its adoption even faster.

One thing is clear: the iOS 12 adoption has outpaced that of iOS 11 at the same time a year ago. While previous iterations typically introduced slowdowns in older devices when performing standard functions, the latest release is in some cases making the same functions run faster than they did under the previous operating system.

It is interesting to note that the adoption of iOS 11 reached 65% approximately four months after its release.

However, iOS 12 is being widely accepted by all its users and is available for nearly all the devices released in the past few years. In the current case, the company is reflecting the growth in the adoption of iOS 12 by the users of the iPhone 6 and later models. In short, 89% of all iOS devices are now running an iteration of iOS that, at the most, is about 1-year-old.

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iOS 12 has proven to be a popular update, given the improvements in performance in old-generation devices. iOS 12 upgrade rates will surge when Apple launches iOS 12.1 later this year. This is a much faster adoption rate as compared to numerous previous versions of iOS.

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All in all, the official numbers on the App Store Distribution page shows the early success of iOS 12. Apple iOS 11 is still powering 39 percent of all active iOS devices while earlier versions are found on 11 percent of active devices. On the other hand, the iOS 12 numbers are on par with the growth of iOS 10 back in 2016. The slow spread of Android maybe due to the large number of devices present in the market. Users are also reporting increasing battery drain with the iOS 12.1 update.

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