Apple released iOS 9 in September last year, and in just a little over three months, the adoption rate has been climbing. According to the numbers released by the company, iOS 9 now powers 75 percent of compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices. This also means that three out of four Apple devices that are compatible with iOS 9 currently run the latest version of the operating system. Also Read - Apple Music Lossless, Spatial Audio features with Dolby Atmos coming soon to IndiaAlso Read - Apple sells more iPads in early 2021 than ever, grows along with Samsung
Apple calculates the adoption numbers based on App Store usage. The adoption rate is pretty impressive and steadily climbing, with 70 percent adoption reaching in December and 66 percent in November. iOS 9 adoption rate reached 50 percent mark in just five days after launch, which was the fastest ever for Apple. At the same time, iOS 8 runs on 19 percent devices and whereas the remaining seven percent devices run on earlier versions of iOS. Also Read - Apple Podcasts Subscriptions and channels go live in 170 countries starting today
Yesterday, Apple also released iOS 9.3 beta for developers. It brings new features such as multi-user support for iPads (only for schools) and Night Shift which adjusts the display s color to offer better readability.
The iOS 9.3 beta also brings fingerprint lock support for Notes app, improved CarPlay with deeper synchronization to access features such as albums, artists and songs. The update also makes it easier for users to look for third-party apps on Apple Health.
In comparison, the adoption rate of Google s Android 6.0 Marshmallow is barely 0.7 percent, whereas Android Lollipop is merely runs on 32.6 percent devices. To breakdown the number further, Android 5.0 and Android 5.1 have an adoption of 15.7 percent and 16.9 percent, respectively. Android 4.4 KitKat still runs on most devices with an adoption rate of 36.1 percent.