With Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) kicking off Monday, we’ll soon see what to expect from the latest builds of Apple’s operating systems, such as iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, and others. Speaking of iOS, 250 days after the release of iOS 15, we have the latest look at the operating system adoption rate of a business analytics company mixing panel
The data shows that almost 90% of those with an iPhone that supports iOS 15 have indeed installed the software on their handset. iOS 15 adoption has increased by 10% in the past ten weeks. Keep in mind that Mixpanel gets the data it uses by tracking the number of visits to apps and websites that use the analytic software development kit (SDK); the figures discussed are therefore not official figures calculated or released by Apple.
Nearly 90% of iPhone users who can install iOS 15 have done so
The latest official adoption numbers for iOS 15 have been released by: Apple in January this year and it showed that 72% of iPhone models launched in the last four years were running iOS 15. At that time, 26% were running iOS 14 and 2% had an earlier OS build installed.
When iOS 15 was first released on September 24 last year, there were quite a few bugs, including one that incorrectly told users that their storage was almost full. Some had audio issues when iOS 15 was first launched. The bugs prevented some iPhone users from updating their handsets to iOS 15. Ultimately, many of these iPhone users made the switch.
Some of the new features on iOS 15 include Focus, which is designed to allow iOS users to focus on the work and task without being distracted by the phone. With Live Text, phone numbers printed on a business card or scribbled on a note can be recognized and calls can be made to that number. Similarly, Maps can show you directions to an address found on a business card, Post-it note, or street sign.
According to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman, iOS 16 will include new widgets that allow users to customize them. There will also be new ways for users to interact with the operating system, potentially a refresh of the look and feel of Apple’s own iOS apps,” and a newly updated notification system.