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Apple has now unveiled its own formal measurements for iOS 10 adoption, which comes in at fifty four percent. That means the the greater part of iOS gadget homeowners are functioning the new cell operating process. What’s interesting, even so, is how different Apple’s formal figures are from the 3rd-celebration estimates produced previously this week, which observed substantially increased adoption amid their put in foundation – as large as two-thirds, in point.

According to two different sources – Mixpanel and Fiksu – iOS 10 was installed on roughly 66 percent of products, the companies discovered. Both equally data sets are based mostly on applications that use the company’s SDK. In Fiksu’s scenario, the corporation studies data sampled hourly in batches of close to 10 million events, filtered to count distinctive products Mixpanel, in the meantime, promises its documented is “generated from  three hundred,083,243,931 records.”

In Apple’s scenario, even so, it calculates iOS adoption rates by Application Retail outlet visits. That is a far more accurate means of producing a willpower, as it doesn’t require that end users have an application installed on their gadget functioning a distinct SDK from a 3rd-celebration.


According to Apple’s data, fifty four percent are now on iOS 10, 38 percent keep on being on iOS 9, and only eight percent are functioning an more mature version of the iOS cell operating process.

Also of observe, we have confirmed that Apple did not prompt end users to improve their products for the initial two months the iOS update was available – a delay that was spotted in the charts from the 3rd-celebration companies, as properly. Adoption rates spiked sharply towards the close of September, which is when the alert notifications commenced hitting users’ products.

The decision to delay the improve notifications was produced to ease the pressure on Apple’s infrastructure and its Apple Care help teams, we understand. This is the initial time Apple has executed a new coverage of delaying the improve notifications in order to allow for for a smoother, if slower, iOS rollout. Soon after the original hurry of improve exercise died down, only then did the corporation start out to alert end users who experienced not nonetheless up-to-date that an improve was available to them.

Even with this delay to notify end users, now far more than fifty percent the active consumer foundation moved to iOS 10. For comparison’s sake, Android 7. “Nougat,” which arrived quite a few months ahead of iOS 10, is only installed on .one percent of products. The prior release, Android six. “Marshmallow,” is nonetheless existing on eighteen.7 percent of products, and other prior variations nonetheless have a superior chunk of the total pie as properly.


In portion, this is due to the fact Android updates are dealt with by the brands and carriers, not Google instantly, in most cases. This has traditionally been a big problem for Google, not only due to the fact of protection motives, but also due to the fact it fragments the ecosystem, and will make it difficult for Google to get its whole put in foundation applying the exact same options and equipment. Even with its new flagship Pixel telephones, Google is letting Verizon to tackle all process updates, except for protection patches, the corporation claims.