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Apple this week provided updated iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 adoption numbers, indicating that iOS 14 is installed on 80% of all active iPhones and on 86% of iPhones introduced in the last four years, as measured by the App Store on February 24.

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By comparison, Apple indicated that iOS 14 was installed on 72% of all active iPhones and on 81% of iPhones introduced in the last four years as of December 15.

The adoption numbers also reveal that iPadOS 14 is installed on 70% of all active iPads and on 84% of iPads introduced in the last four years, as measured by the App Store on February 24.

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By comparison, Apple indicated that iPadOS 14 was installed on 61% of all active iPads and on 75% of iPads introduced in the last four years as of December 15.

Apple says 12% of all active iPhones are still running iOS 13, and 2% are running even older iOS versions, as of February 24. 14% of all active iPads are still running iPadOS 13, while 16% remain on an even older software version.

Article Link: Apple Says iOS 14 Now Installed on 86% of iPhones Introduced in Last Four Years
 
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NavySilver

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The widget craze when iOS 14 first came out definitely helped. A substantive, visually notable difference will either attract many to update or convince many to avoid updating.
 
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Googlyhead

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Or in other words; one fifth of people with an iPhone capable of running ios14 have avoided installing it for at least 5 ’major’ versions (being that the current is 14.4).
 
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VanNess

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Two takeaways. Either the newest version has irresistible features/must-haves or the previous version was so bad that users can’t wait to update to hopefully get a little relief
 
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Taz Mangus

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So I take it 14% of Apple users still hung onto an older Iphone.
I am one of those users, I am still using a iPhone 6S Plus. Planning on replacing with the next iPhone Pro Max released in September. Surprising the 6S Plus works well on iOS 14 for the most part.
 
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JosephAW

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For me iOS 14.5 pb 2 (14.5 (18E5154f)) broke compatibility with some of my older 64 bit apps and required updated versions. :rolleyes:
 
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mi7chy

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Apple has zero reason to do that with an iPhone. If you want that use an iPad and a magic keyboard.

On the iPad you just get a blown up home screen and not a proper desktop screen like on laptop when connecting external display. If it wasn't for progressive people pushing for progress we'd still be stuck on 3.5" because Apple would have zero reason to do that.
 
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now i see it

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Because for once, iOS 14 is actually much better than every previous version. I hope this trend will continue
 
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anthdci

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a good chunk of the rest will go ios14.3 when the jailbreak comes out shortly.
 
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