As we re gearing towards the launch of iOS 12, Apple recently shared a support page for developers, which revealed that about 85 percent of Apple iPhone and iPad users have adopted to its current iOS 11 operating system. This accounts for a 4 percent increase since May, when Apple last shared the statistics. Also Read - Apple removes in-app purchase fee for online classes and events till June 2021Also Read - Google Stadia cloud gaming service coming to iPhone, iPad soon
While the numbers seem healthy, they also prove that the adoption to the latest iOS update has slowed down in recent times. This could also be because of the number of bugs that were spotted with its initial release. Not to mention, Apple was also subject to a controversy which involved the new update to throttle the iPhone performance. Currently, 10 percent of Apple devices seem to be running iOS 10, while the remaining 5 percent seem to be functioning on even older iOS versions. Also Read - Apple iOS 14.2.1 update released for iPhone 12 series specifically, fixes major issues
Whatever be the case, compared to Android, Apple is still way ahead with the adoption of latest operating system. According to the numbers shared by Google on August 31, only 14.6 percent of Android devices are running Android 8 Oreo OS.
With iOS 12, Apple is hoping to further increase the number of early updates. The company this time is addressing the performance issues and states that iOS 12 is designed to boost performance on older devices. The update is said to offer a much smoother experience with apps touted to open about 40 percent faster this time around.
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Additionally, iOS 12 also offers a wide set of new features such as group FaceTime, Memoji, Animojis, multiplayer AR capabilities and more. Apple is expected to release the final update of iOS 12 this month, sometime around the launch of its new Apple iPhones, which is scheduled for September 12.