Apple Says iOS 9 Installed on More Than 50% of Active Devices, Fastest Adoption Ever

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    Apple has announced that iOS 9 is the fastest adopted software update ever, with more than 50% of active devices running the latest version as measured by the App Store on September 19.
    Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller says that iOS 9 is on pace to be downloaded by more users than any other iOS version ever released. He also said that response to the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus has been "incredibly positive," but no specific sales figures were disclosed.

    iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus launch on September 25 in the U.S., Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Singapore and the U.K. Last week, Apple said pre-orders for the new iPhones are "on pace to beat" last year's record-breaking 10 million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch weekend.

    Article Link: Apple Says iOS 9 Installed on More Than 50% of Active Devices, Fastest Adoption Ever
     
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    Yeah, no. I'm staying with iOS 8 on my iPhone.
     
  4. dweezle3 macrumors regular

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    I wonder if these ever increasing adoption rates are a sign of better, newer features, or an indication that users are getting tired of their current versions of iOS and want an upgrade sooner?
     
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    This wouldn't happen to have anything to do with the incessant message that a new iOS update is available popping up every time you wake your phone from sleep, would it?
     
  6. djang0 macrumors member

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    I wonder how many of them are stuck on the slide-to-upgrade screen :rolleyes:
     
  7. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Wasn’t that only an issue for people who used the 9.0 GM?
     
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    Why does it matter? Without prompts like these, tech illiterate people would be too scared to even go into anything in the settings app. It is in apple's best interests to have people running the latest OS containing key security updates.
     
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    You beat me to it!
     
  11. Daalseth macrumors 6502a

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    This rollout had been essentially problem free. That's likely had a lot to do with it. I updated my iPhone and iPad and then waited three days. No problems for my devices, no problems reported here or the other news sites I frequent. So this weekend I bit the bullet and rolled it out to four additional systems. Last year I did one and then sat on it for two or three weeks till the bugs got sorted out. Having software that just works is a big incentive to upgrade.
     
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    Given how badly iOS 8 performs on older devices , people are upgrading and praying their devices run smoother . iOS 9 was about performance ....
     
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    Could you elaborate why? I'm just curious what issues you see with iOS 9 that I'm not aware of.
     
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    Yeah, thanks to that everyone that upgraded to iOS 9 can no longer use ours apps due SSL validation bug, affected several other companies using certain certificate issuers (CAs). Will see if Apple can act fast issuing patch 9.0.1 release. Note: El Capitan is not affected by this bug.
     
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    It's a solid release from what I've experienced. I don't experience slowness or battery life trouble even on my iPhone 5. Living in Sweden and thus not getting Apple News, Apple Maps transit directions, the new Apple Maps PoI experience, etc... on an already largely bug fix-y release, it feels more like an iOS 8.5 than ever though. But such is life as a non-US citizen and Apple products. ;) We at least got Siri in iOS 8!
     
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    You will quickly change your stance when all the apps require iOS 9 to function.
     
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    Not surprising, given the relevantly bug-free experience of a x.0 iOS version, the reduced space required to install and the iOS 9 public beta.
     
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    So wait, the phones will be available to buy in store 8am on Friday morning? But I thought Angela was killing lines and in store sales and pushing everyone online? At least that's what people here said...
     
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    After participating in the iOS9 beta, I can certainly understand a fast adoption. I think this is a very strong upgrade. And if you have an iPad Air2, you have to upgrade so you can get the dual screen feature. I use that a lot with the few apps that support it. As that one feature gets adopted by other apps it alone makes the upgrade a must.
     
  23. Rogifan macrumors Core

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    Which phone? Certainly not iPhone 6. My mom's running it on an iPhone 5 with no issues.
     
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    Posting in the wrong thread? iOS adoption rate .....
     
  25. odditie macrumors 6502

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    Important to note that they aren't calling it the fastest adoption rate, but most downloads. The number of iOS devices in the wild has increased (plus none were left behind this time) so presumably that means that the adoption rate is possibly not as fast, but the total number of users on the new iOS is higher at the same stage.
     

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