iOS 11 Expected to be Adopted Quickly by iPhone Users


Apple’s upcoming mobile operating system, iOS 11, is likely to be quickly adopted by current iPhone users from the day of its release, as device owners go through the process of updating their smartphones manually.

According to new data received by iPhoneinCanada from StatCounter Global Stats, the research company has added a breakdown of the various versions of iOS, Android and Mac operating systems used to access the internet to its Global Stats research tool.

The data shows that at the moment of writing, over 70% of Apple users are currently using their device with its latest operating system, iOS 10.3. On the other end of things, only 12.6% of Android users are using the most recent version.

According to the data, 71.4% of iOS internet usage worldwide is through 10.3 with 8.6% via the previous 10.2 version and 7.7% by 9.3. Check out the chart below for a visual representation of the data.

“We’ve added breakdowns of iOS, Android and Mac versions in response to requests from developers and analysts,” commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter.

On the Android side of things, only 12.6% of internet usage is via its latest 7.0 Nougat; 33.3% is through 6.0 Marshmallow OS, with 20.9% via 5.1 Lollipop. Here’s another visual representation of these numbers.

Finally, Mac users aren’t as effective in updating to the latest operating systems, as only 48.0% of users are currently updated to macOS Sierra, while 22.8% are using OS X El Capitan and 16% on OS X Yosemite. Here’s a final chart of Mac OS usage.

For more information, check out StatCounter‘s website here.



  • Bill___A

    Updates aren’t as common through the android world, and more difficult to get. I’ve got a phone testing the Beta for iOS 11 and I plan to upgrade other devices on Tuesday.

  • TheCed

    Ios 11 will be blocked on my 4 iphone… tested ios 11 gm on three 7 plus and two se… lag lag lag and some bug…wait the traditionnal xx.1 version released normally in december !

  • Riddlemethis

    The only reason for me that I would upgrade is because of the Siri improvements. However, I won’t. There’s too many reasons for me not to upgrade to iOS 11 for my iPhone 7.

  • Riddlemethis

    Remember, the rule of thumb. Only upgrade one number version above the software that came with your phone. So if your 4 came with iOS 7 then 8 would be the max you should upgrade to avoid performance issues.

  • Dehop

    Problem is if you ever need to re-install/restore iOS, you’ll have no choice but to get the latest from Apple.

  • RickysCV

    Given Apple’s built in 5 year obsolescence plan, I can’t upgrade. And the ‘fix’ is to spend $700-$1500 for the privilege! The game is getting too rich for me. There needs to be a hardware/software niche/safe zone, where those who choose to, can stay and everything continues to ‘just work’. I’ve always been looking for the latest and greatest but we all come to a time when you have to give your head a shake 😉

  • Michel Plante

    It’s too bugy there’s some major bugs that weren’t fix since beginning so I’ll stay on iOS 10.3.3 on my iPhone 7