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Apple Says iOS 11 is Now Installed on 59% of Devices

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iOS 11 is now installed on 59 percent of iOS devices, according to new statistics Apple shared this week on its App Store support page for developers.

That's up from 52 percent on November 6, indicating iOS 11 adoption has grown just 7 percentage points over the course of the last month.


33 percent of iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch devices continues to run iOS 10, while 8 percent of devices run a version of iOS earlier than iOS 10.

iOS 11 adoption has been slower than iOS 10 adoption. Based on Apple's official App Store numbers, for example, iOS 10 was installed on 54 percent of devices in October, a month after the operating system had been released. Comparatively, iOS 11 was only at 52 percent in November, a month and a half after launch.

Apple has already released several updates for iOS 11, but that doesn't seem to have improved installation rates, especially as many of those updates have been made available to address major bugs found in the operating system.

Over the weekend, Apple released iOS 11.2, the second major update to iOS 11. iOS 11.2 introduced Apple Pay Cash in the United States, but the update was released early to fix a date bug that was causing crashes on December 2. As a result, Apple Pay Cash was not initially available and wasn't provided to customers until yesterday.

With Apple Pay Cash now available, though, customers who have been reluctant to upgrade may install the iOS 11.2 update to access the new feature, so it's possible we'll start seeing improved installation rates in Apple's next App Store support page update.

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Volume of legacy apple devices is growing??? People not buying new apple devices as often??? People no longer see the value in upgrading the OS??? People realize an upgraded OS can cripple the expensive device???

Let me ponder...

Agreed. Funny, no one can prove this regardless we all have learnt and avoid major updates which could result crippling the device. iOS will end up like Android...fragmented that would be an irony.
 
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I installed it on my iPhone 6. I'm switching back to an old iPhone 5 now because my phone is now officially ruined. Found out the hard way that the lag complaints are real.

Welcome to the club. Apple ruined my iPhone 4 , after that I've only ever updated + 2 iOS updates from the original that came with device .

Be okay if you could downgrade . My iPad Pro is still on iOS 9....
 
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Seems low given that 2 out of 3 people in my household upgraded against their own wishes (they tapped later because the message kept popping up and they didn't realize later meant it would be installed later that night).

I'm the holdout in my household but having what I believe are hardware problems with my iPhone 7 and Apple is insisting I upgrade to iOS 11 because the issues I'm having may be bugs in iOS 10 . . . argh.
 
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Maybe if iOS 11 was more baked when they shipped it, adoption would have been higher.

I installed it on my iPhone 6. I'm switching back to an old iPhone 5 now because my phone is now officially ruined. Found out the hard way that the lag complaints are real.
Yeah, I wiped my IP6 then restored from iCloud backup for a more clean install and after going to 11.2 it is usable again, though wish I stayed on 10.3.
 
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I installed it on my iPhone 6. I'm switching back to an old iPhone 5 now because my phone is now officially ruined. Found out the hard way that the lag complaints are real.
That is not the experience I have with my iPhone 6, iOS 11 made it run smoother than before. The app opening might be a bit slower than on iOS 10 is my feeling, but once in an app, like safari or instagram (or general navigation) its more fluid than on iOS 10.
 
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That is not the experience I have with my iPhone 6, iOS 11 made it run smoother than before. The app opening might be a bit slower than on iOS 10 is my feeling, but once in an app, like safari or instagram (or general navigation) its more fluid than on iOS 10.
It was smoother at first but lately has been really bad again, especially when dealing with the lock screen.
 
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I do not know but my iPhone 5 is giving so many problems. And is because of the OS. I called Apple today and the volume was super low. I call someone else and is fine.

If I talk for too long the volume starts to decrease and I can barely hear. Then it takes for ever to show and address when using maps or google maps. So many things here and there, random, all of them for me to get a new phone. But I can tell is software made. The hardware is ok.
 
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