As we inch closer to the release of iOS 11, Apple has released the latest figures for its iOS 10 adoption. According to Apple, as of July 28, iOS 10 is currently running on 87 percent of its devices, which include iPhones and iPads. Apple calculates iOS adoption by the number of App Store visits. Also Read - Apple rolls out Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro updates with 8K ProRes videos and more for the new MacBook ProAlso Read - Apple's iPhone maker Foxconn unveils 3 new electric vehicle prototypes
The adoption rate for iOS 10 was pretty fast since its official release. In October itself, iOS 10 was already running on 54 percent of devices. By February this year, the adoption rate increased to 79 percent devices, which means that in almost five months eight percent more devices upgraded to iOS 10. The older iOS 9 is still running on 10 percent of devices, while three percent runs on an earlier version. In comparison to iOS 9, during the same time last year it was also running on 87 percent of devices.
It s hard to not compare the adoption rate of iOS with Google s Android OS. While Apple does a good job of rolling out its iOS upgrades to all compatible devices, Android users aren t lucky that way. At last count, Android 7.0 Nougat ran on only 11.5 percent of devices. The ongoing tussle between Google and smartphone manufacturers results in the slow adoption rate of Android. ALSO READ: Android Nougat adoption picks up pace; now installed on 11.5% active devices
Recalling iOS 10, it was termed as the mother of all releases by Apple CEO Tim Cook himself. It brought a host of features like zoom in videos, GIF support for iMessages, and more. One big change included the removal of ‘Slide to unlock’. The Photos app also became smarter, and iMessage also received a makeover with new icons and the App Store integration. More features, bug fixes and improvements were rolled out in the later versions of iOS 10. ALSO READ: Apple iOS 10 Review: The biggest iOS update, ever
All eyes are now on the next iteration of iOS, and iOS 11 is set to release as early as next month. The beta versions of iOS 11 gave a preview of the new features and it has created quite the buzz already. Some notable changes on iOS 11 include a smarter and more human-like Siri, iMessage sync with iCloud, and hidden features like screen recording, Dark Mode, native GIF support and more. As Apple releases the stable version of iOS 11, we ll get to know which features do finally make it. ALSO READ: Apple starts seeding iOS 11 beta 4 to developers; brings bug fixes, stability improvements and more