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iOS 12 running on 46-percent of all eligible devices, to surpass iOS 11 soon: Report

The final build of new version of iOS began rolling out less than three weeks ago.

  • Published: October 5, 2018 6:14 PM IST
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Last month, Apple started rolling out the final build of iOS 12, the latest version of its mobile operating system, to all devices (iPhones and iPads) eligible for the upgrade. It’s been less than three weeks, but the new version is being adopted by users at an extremely fast rate.

According to a report by analytics company Mixpanel, iOS is already running on over 46-percent (46.25-percent, to be precise) of all eligible devices. The report notes that at this rate, iOS 12 will soon surpass the installed base of iOS 11, which currently runs on 46.57-percent of all eligible devices.

It’s worth noting that iOS 12’s adoption rate is faster than that of its predecessor. In comparison, iOS 11 was installed on 38.5-percent of all eligible devices in the same time frame (approximately three weeks). It’s clear that that Apple users are more excited for iOS 12, than they were for iOS 11 last year. Perhaps the reason for the rapid adoption is the performance improvement that Apple’s new mobile operating system is claimed to bring to older iPhones and iPads.

In related news, Apple recently started rolling out the second beta version of iOS 12.1. The update fixes an issue that caused some iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max units to not recognize when a Lightning cable was plugged. In addition, iOS 12.1’s second beta includes Group FaceTime feature, which couldn’t make its cut to the final release of iOS 12. There’s 70 more emojis thrown into the mix as well.

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If that’s not all, the second beta of iOS 12.1 also includes the much-touted depth control feature, which allows the depth-of-field to be adjusted in real-time while capturing a picture in portrait mode.

  • Published Date: October 5, 2018 6:14 PM IST