Apple Says iOS 11 is Now Installed on 65% of Devices

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    iOS 11 is now installed on 65 percent of iOS devices, according to new statistics Apple shared yesterday on its App Store support page for developers.

    That's up six percentage points since December 5, when iOS 11 was installed on 59 percent of devices, and 13 percentage points since November 6, when iOS 11 was installed on 52 percent of devices.


    28 percent of devices continue to use iOS 10, while earlier versions of iOS are installed on seven percent of iOS devices.

    Since iOS 11 was released, its adoption rate has been quite a bit slower than iOS 10 adoption rates in 2017. In January of 2017, for example, iOS 10 was installed on 76 percent of iOS devices.

    Apple has released several updates for iOS 11 since its September launch, but the operating system has also been plagued by bugs and security issues, which doesn't appear to have helped adoption rates.

    iOS 11.2.1 and iOS 11.2.2, the two latest iOS 11 updates, were both released to address major bugs and vulnerabilities. iOS 11.2.1 fixed a HomeKit bug that allowed for unauthorized access to HomeKit accessories, while iOS 11.2.2 introduced mitigations for the Spectre vulnerability impacting all modern processors.

    iOS 11.2, released in early December, did bring some major new features to the operating system, like Apple Pay Cash and 7.5W Wireless Charging, but even that update doesn't appear to have spurred a larger than normal growth in adoption rate.

    Some iOS 11 users who were unhappy with the current version of iOS were also able to recently downgrade their operating systems when a brief oversight saw Apple signing older versions of iOS dating back to iOS 6.

    Apple next week will introduce iOS 11.2.5, another update that introduces an important bug fix for an exploit that allows a malicious link to freeze the Messages app when received via text message.

    Though iOS 11 adoption is slower than iOS 10 adoption was last year, it still radically outpaces adoption rates of the latest versions of Android on Android-supported devices. Just 0.7 percent of Android devices are running Android Oreo, the newest version of Android released in 2017. 26.3 percent of Android devices run a version of Nougat, released in 2016, and 28.6 percent of Android devices continue to run 2015's Marshmallow.

    Article Link: Apple Says iOS 11 is Now Installed on 65% of Devices
  2. gsmornot macrumors 68030


    Sep 29, 2014
  3. Hal~9000, Jan 19, 2018
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2018

    Hal~9000 macrumors 68000


    Sep 13, 2014
    LoL at Apple always boasting their empty stats about how many users are a imprisoned on a newer iOS version :rolleyes:

    I wonder what the percentage would actually be if users could downgrade from iOS 11 once they discovered all the bugs, slower performance, decreased battery life, etc?

  4. LordCoe13 macrumors regular


    Sep 9, 2014
    Chicago, IL
    On all of my devices. With so many bugs, it's surprising the adoption rate is so high. They need some extra quality control over there.

    With the recent publicity of slowing down phones (for a good reason), it's also not surprising the adoption rate is slower.
  5. lec0rsaire macrumors 6502a

    Feb 23, 2017
    It's also on all of mine. If we want the latest version of every app, we have no choice. Especially when it comes to Apple's first party apps. I actually like the look as well as the new features. It feels fresh but unfortunately it just isn't as stable as 10.3.3 was. It has been a beta product since launch as is still a beta product. I hope they get their act together.
  6. zipster macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2011
  7. lec0rsaire macrumors 6502a

    Feb 23, 2017
    I think the same percentage that has updated to it. Unfortunately those who bought iPhone 8s and Xs don't have a choice.
  8. Mirice99 Suspended

    Jul 26, 2017
    I wonder how high the upgrade percent would be if Apple didn't spam a users phone daily trying to force and trick them into updating their IOS.
  9. ediks macrumors member

    Nov 17, 2015
    true , it would be like 40% or less i guess
  10. viperGTS macrumors 68000

    Nov 15, 2010
    I'm still happily on 10.3.3. Don't want to upgrade until 11.3 has gone through some 11.3.x updates.
  11. pdaholic macrumors 65816


    Jun 22, 2011
    It's working great on my iPhone X. I lament the day, however, that I went from iOS 10 to 11 on my work iPhone 6.
  12. alex00100 macrumors 6502

    Mar 17, 2011
    Moscow, Russia
    Lol can’t wait for iOS 12. I can’t even imagine what more “features” they have in store for us.
  13. Baymowe335 macrumors 68000

    Oct 6, 2017
    Why would they?
  14. Alphazoid macrumors 6502a


    Dec 5, 2014
  15. elmughrabi macrumors newbie


    Apr 3, 2010
  16. doboy macrumors 68000

    Jul 6, 2007
    I only did it due to Spectre and Meltdown patches :(
  17. WannaGoMac macrumors 68000

    Feb 11, 2007
    Oh totally this, they are so sneaky with how they phrase the notifications to trick people into upgrading. Guess that's to be expected for a company that invisibly throttles it's old devices :p
  18. JPack macrumors 68000


    Mar 27, 2017
    The Apple hardware sales team must be celebrating this milestone.

    Think of all the customers who will want to replace their throttled iPhones this fall!
  19. dvanwinkle macrumors newbie

    Feb 9, 2009
    So, what happens if people don't open up the App Store and have auto updates turned off? Are they included in these stats still?

    I only ask because I doubt that people on older OS's even care to go to the app store. I imagine that there are plenty of people who are perfectly happy with the apps they currently have installed and don't go to the App Store.

    With that, I also realize that these stats are just so developers know who to target for their apps, so, those people don't really matter for this purpose anyway.
  20. Lennholm macrumors 6502a

    Sep 4, 2010
    IKR... And people complain about Windows Update :)
  21. ThunderSkunk macrumors 68030


    Dec 31, 2007
    Colorado & Ontario
    It's on three of mine, and if I could undo that mistake, I would.

    A more useful statistic would be, how many of those 65% are happy having irreversibly hobbled their machines with iOS11.
  22. Chloros macrumors member


    May 4, 2016
    There was a time when i would rush to update.
  23. zachcsnyder macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2014
  24. JM macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2014
    28% of users are ecstatic with their phone on iOS 10 or earlier.
  25. cansuds macrumors regular


    Jan 19, 2018

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