Apple released the final version of iOS 9 on September 16, and in just 24 hours, 12 percent Apple users had reportedly updated their devices. Now, Apple has finally revealed some official numbers, and claims that the latest OS was downloaded by more than 50 percent of iPhones and iPad users in just three days after release. Also Read - Meet Indian developer who wins Apple Design award for his music app NaadSadhanaAlso Read - iPad Mini for 2021 to ditch fat bezels, could bring along new Apple Pencil Mini
Apple claims that this adoption rate is the fastest ever, and iOS 9’s success is heavily attributed to its less storage space for installation. While previous versions ate up a lot of space, the latest one is less than 1.5GB. Also Read - iOS 4 is now available again on modern iPhones, complete with Home button: How to get it
Apple s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing Philip Schiller confirmed iOS 9’s fast-paced adoption rate, and said in a statement, “iOS 9 is also off to an amazing start, on pace to be downloaded by more users than any other software release in Apple’s history.”
Apple users faced some early download issues with iOS 9, but that seems to now have been resolved. The error in installation was due to the heavy load on Apple servers as many users tried to transition to iOS 9.
To put the numbers into perspective, while iOS 9 managed to reach 12 percent adoption rate in just 24 hours, it took Lollipop five months to reach that milestone.
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The iOS 9 update comes with a slew of new features such as Proactive Assistant, multitasking for iPad, a revamped notes app and a much improved Siri. The update also brings new QuickType keyboard with Hindi transliteration feature. Improved battery life and new features in Apple Maps are other improvements that will come along with the iOS 9 update.
The new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus will go on sale in select countries on September 25. These include Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore, the UK and the US.