Apple rolled out iOS 11 last week. Despite the much publicized issues, the operating system s adoption has been quite impressive. While Apple s developer page is yet to be updated, analytics firm Mixpanel s data suggests that iOS 11 adoption stands at just over 25 percent. Also Read - Apple Podcasts Subscriptions and channels go live in 170 countries starting today
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At the time of filing this story, Mixpanel s data suggests that within a week of roll out, iOS 11 is now running on 25.22 percent of devices. The data further suggests that iOS 10 is running on 70.28 percent of Apple devices, and about 4.50 percent are running on an older version of iOS. Also Read - Apple Beats Studio Buds launched: AirPods for Android devices
In comparison to last year, iOS adoption has been a tad slow. In a week from roll out, around 30 percent of Apple s devices were running on iOS 10. In about 27 days, iOS 10 was installed on 66 percent devices, which went up to 76 percent by January.
When put into perspective, these numbers put Android s adoption rate to shame. In nearly a year, Android Nougat is running on just about 16 percent devices. A majority of Android devices still run on 2015 s Marshmallow OS. The latest Oreo update has yet to even make its mark on Android developer s dashboard.
Performance issues on iOS 11
Despite these impressive numbers, the iOS 11 roll out has been anything but smooth. Those who have updated to the latest operating system are facing quite a few problems ranging from battery drain to app performance.
Among the most widespread issue on iOS 11 is the massive battery drain. A report claims to have found evidence that the battery drain is twice as fast as those who are still running on iOS 10. I, for one, can vouch for this. I have gone from charging my iPhone once a day to now plugging it in at least twice. ALSO READ: Apple iOS 11 roll out: List of compatible devices and how to install the OS
A report by Wandera (via Forbes) states that iPhones running on iOS 10 can be used for an average of 240 minutes before the battery dies. This number falls a massive 60 percent to 96 minutes on iPhones running iOS 11.
A thread of Reddit (via MacRumors) has users complaining about a visible drop in app performance after updating to iOS 11. There are complaints about slow app performance, app crashes, and some even mention instances when apps refused to open. Some of the popular apps like Facebook Messenger, Twitter, Snapchat, Reddit, and Safari seems to been affected. It doesn t seem to have affected everyone. But a quick look at the thread reveals that quite a sizeable portion of users are facing issues with iOS 11.