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iOS 10 Adoption Rate Reaches Nearly 80 Percent

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Five months ago, Apple released iOS 10, the newest version of its mobile operating system, for all supported Apple devices. The operating system rolled out at the same time the Cupertino company released the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, and now, according to Apple, it has been installed on 79 percent of compatible devices.

After releasing the mobile operating system, it took a short six weeks for iOS 10 to reach 60 percent installation rate on all of Apple’s compatible device. By early January, that number had reached up to 76 percent. According to recently released data from the Apple Developer website, iOS 10 is now installed on 79 percent of compatible Apple devices.

iOS 9 still remains installed on 16 percent of active iOS devices which includes the iPhone, iPad and the iPod touch. The remaining 5 percent of the devices are yet running an even older firmware from Apple as estimated by the App Store on February 20.

Comparing the adoption rate data between iOS 10 and its predecessor, iOS 9, the adoption rates are very similar, although iOS 10 adoption has slightly surpassed the last February’s iOS 9 numbers. Last February, iOS 9 adoption rate was held at 77 percent.

The next major version of iOS, presumably called iOS 11, should be shown off at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference, then go public sometime in the fall after a lengthy beta test.

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