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

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.

    Article Link: Apple Says iOS 11 is Now Installed on 59% of Devices
  2. RickInHouston macrumors 65816

    May 14, 2014
    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...
  3. fairuz, Dec 5, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2017

    fairuz macrumors 68000


    Aug 27, 2017
    San Jose and Berkeley, CA
    I installed it on my iPhone 6. I'm switching back to an old iPhone 5 now because my phone is now officially ruined, and I want the 4" screen again anyway. Found out the hard way that the lag complaints are real.
  4. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

    Mad Mac Maniac

    Oct 4, 2007
    A little bit of here and a little bit of there.
    Can’t say I’m surprised growth has slowed. Maybe with 11.2 things will do better...
  5. cardfan macrumors 65816

    Mar 23, 2012
    Yep, that's it, people were waiting on apple pay cash.
  6. Rocketman macrumors 603


    The latest OS breaks 32 bit apps. Be careful if you are using older apps. Be a late adopter.
  7. Altis macrumors 68030

    Sep 10, 2013
    What would that number be if you could revert back, I wonder? :rolleyes:
  8. 6803390 Suspended

    Sep 3, 2016
    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.
  9. whizstachio macrumors newbie

    Jul 26, 2016
    This is because people cannot roll back
  10. vertsix macrumors 65816


    Aug 12, 2015
  11. Mike MA macrumors 68000

    Mike MA

    Sep 21, 2012
    Seeing the high number of bugs it’s fair to assume adoption rate of iOS 12 will further decrease.
  12. ImAlwaysRight macrumors 6502a


    Jul 10, 2002
    Always in the right place at the right time
    Do these figures take into account legacy devices that cannot run iOS 10 or 11? I would think not. I just sold two iPad minis and an iPod that cannot run past iOS 9. Still own two iPods that can only run up to iOS 9. I can't believe only 8% of currently used iDevices are running prior to iOS 10.
  13. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    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....
  14. itsmilo macrumors 68020


    Sep 15, 2016
    We need the EU to force Apple to allow downgrades tbh :D
  15. swingerofbirch macrumors 68040

    Oct 24, 2003
    The Amalgamated States of Central North America
    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.
  16. dschulian macrumors regular


    Apr 29, 2015
  17. thadoggfather macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2007
    Haha that seems bad to me

    Just under half are on other versions :D
  18. iamtheonlyone4ever, Dec 5, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2017

    iamtheonlyone4ever Suspended


    May 27, 2016
    and the reason why that number is not higher is simply because older devices can not run iOS 11.
  19. aengelbrecht macrumors member

    Nov 13, 2017
    Maybe if iOS 11 was more baked when they shipped it, adoption would have been higher.

    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.
  20. S_Z macrumors newbie

    Sep 18, 2016
    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.
  21. jayducharme macrumors 68040


    Jun 22, 2006
    The thick of it
    I assume after the holidays the adoption rate will register much higher as people buy new iPhones that have 11 pre-installed.
  22. iamtheonlyone4ever Suspended


    May 27, 2016
    this is absolutely true , in the past we could easily downgrade if we don't like the new version of iOS but some time ago apple changed that and started with the no signing previous version of iOS so people can't downgrade.
  23. fairuz macrumors 68000


    Aug 27, 2017
    San Jose and Berkeley, CA
    It was smoother at first but lately has been really bad again, especially when dealing with the lock screen.
  24. TheTruth101 macrumors regular

    Mar 15, 2017
    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.
  25. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
    I just don't want to lose all of my games that iOS11 can't run.

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