iOS 11 Installed on 25% of Devices One Week After Launch

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    One week after being released to the public, iOS 11 is installed on 25.28 percent of iOS devices, according to data collected by analytics company Mixpanel.

    Over the course of the last week, iOS 11 adoption has expanded by just 15 percent, as 10 percent of people already had the update installed 24 hours after launch. With iOS 11 adoption growing, iOS 10 is now installed on 67.83 percent of devices, while 6.89 percent of devices continue to run an earlier version of iOS.


    iOS 11 adoption rates are much slower than iOS 10 adoption rates during the same time period last year. A little under a week after iOS 10 launched, it was already on 34 percent of devices.

    The iOS 11 update has not been affected by installation issues like iOS 10 was, but there have been some reports of app slowdowns and performance drops, which could potentially be holding people back from installing until a later date.

    Apple also delayed several key iOS 11 features, including peer-to-peer Apple Pay and iCloud storage for iMessages, another reason that some users might not yet be inspired to download new software.

    Apple this morning released the first update to iOS 11, iOS 11.0.1, which includes a fix for a significant email bug that was affecting customers who used Microsoft email services.

    Though iOS 11 adoption is slow, it wildly outpaces the adoption rates of new Android software. Android Oreo, released in August, isn't even listed on the Android Developer site, while Android Nougat, the previous-generation version of Android, is only installed on a total of 15.8% of devices.


    The majority of Android devices continue to run Android Marshmallow and Lollipop, software that's now two to three years old.

    Article Link: iOS 11 Installed on 25% of Devices One Week After Launch
  2. Steve121178 macrumors 601


    Apr 13, 2010
    Bedfordshire, UK
    I'm guessing tens of millions of active older 32-bit devices will eat into the overall stats (4, 4s, 5, iPad 4 & older).
  3. WannaGoMac macrumors 68020


    Feb 11, 2007
    Yeah yeah we get it already. Now you're just being mean to android.
  4. lawjef macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2009
    iOS 11 adoption has expanded by 15 percentage points (not 15 percent).
  5. pat500000 Suspended


    Jun 3, 2015
    That's not the only factor eating the statisitc.
  6. Radon87000 macrumors 604

    Nov 29, 2013
    There is just no point comparing Android updates and iOS updates. Google has decoupled large parts of the OS through the play store which is why Android will not need OS updates for certain things while iOS will.
  7. jacobh101 macrumors regular

    Aug 12, 2014
    Boston, MA
  8. dwsolberg macrumors 6502a

    Dec 17, 2003
    The Microsoft exchange bug probably had at least some effect on this.
  9. Naraxus macrumors 6502a


    Oct 13, 2016
    Considering Apple all but forces you to upgrade I'm not surprised
  10. BlueCreek macrumors regular

    Aug 28, 2014
    Surely adoption will slow down with each release anyway as people are holding onto their devices for longer
  11. Chloros macrumors regular


    May 4, 2016
  12. JGIGS macrumors 65816


    Jan 1, 2008
    One would assume they wouldn't included device that ios 11 adoption isn't possible for. I could be wrong but that would be silly to include those devices in the % calculation.
  13. ck2875 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 25, 2009
    Yeah, it's almost as bad as those people who compare the final release of iOS 10 to the first release of iOS 11, and shout conspiracy theories about how Apple is purposefully slowing down older devices.
  14. macsam7 macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2017
    My iPhone 6 has been smooth as glass since I got it nearly three years ago. Install iOS 11, and stutter, stutter, stutter, freeze, delay, stutter. OMG, I'm so sad. My phone was still working perfectly, until yesterday. I should NOT have upgraded.
  15. WalterTizzano macrumors 6502


    Mar 6, 2014
    iOS 11 introduces very few new things, sadly it's a very disappointing release. Hopefully iOS 12 will be better, and this would push people to update more quickly.
  16. JosephAW macrumors 68020


    May 14, 2012
    Besides the 32bit issue I think the main reason is people are not installing is because it never notified the user that an update is available.
    Setting app has never notified me that there is an update. Of course I'll reject it anyway and will remain on 10 for some time. Probably when I buy the iPhone XI.
  17. The Deepness macrumors regular

    Jan 27, 2008
    I wonder how many people aren't upgrading to iOS 11 because they're waiting to upgrade to an iPhone X.
  18. tech3475 macrumors 6502

    May 17, 2011
    I'm holding back from upgrading because of the usual bugs and the inability to downgrade.

    I know someone at work who upgraded day 1 and he had issues on their iphone 7 plus, although so far my iphone 8 plus seems ok.

    The 32bit apps would be another but I dug out my old iphone 4 for them so it's not as big of an issue, although I do wonder how many are holding back because of this.
  19. Superhappytree macrumors 6502a


    Sep 10, 2015
    “iOS 11 adoption rates are much slower than iOS 10 adoption rates during the same time period last year.”

    Yeah... I wonder why. It’s not like they read the constant arcticles about how iOS 11 has poor performance and making apps run slow etc.
  20. RickInHouston, Sep 26, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2017

    RickInHouston macrumors 65816

    May 14, 2014
    Trust me, android is fine with this. I left because of how slow my apple phone got after a forced upgrade that couldn't be undone. And please don't insult me by saying I wasn't forced.
  21. verpeiler, Sep 26, 2017
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2017

    verpeiler macrumors 6502a


    May 11, 2013
    Munich, Germany
    ...I bet Juli Clover laughs so hard each time she posts the Android fragmentation comparison, because she knows how fanboys on both sides will fight each other :)

    But something is wrong in the News... if iOS adoption rate increased by 15% from 10% it would be at 11,5% now... I guess she meant percentage points.

    I'm glad my OP3 runs Android 7.11 and will get 8 soon ^^
  22. LordVic macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2011
    Won't stop most of the uninformed people on these forums (as well allover the internet) who keep repeating the same nonsense and FUD like some sort of penis size measuring comparison though.

    Interesting though. if you take the 15% (rounding) who are on 7.x. you're still talking about an estimated 390 million users. (estimated install base of 2.6Billion Android devices)

    so 20% of iOS users on the new platform is about 120million (estimates of about 600million active iPhones)

    So not only is there a sheer difference in business models and how android updates v Android feature updates get rolled out (OS updates v core app updates). But there's a sheer difference in just volume of devices that exist out there.
  23. macsam7 macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2017
    I wish I would have read more carefully. My poor phone is sooooo sad now.
  24. DrSchlotkins macrumors newbie


    Sep 26, 2017
    The adoption rate is down because less people bought the new iPhone which is preloaded with the latest OS. It will jump again in November assuming X has any supply at launch.
  25. EdT macrumors 68000


    Mar 11, 2007
    Omaha, NE
    Do they even count those devices? All of them (I think) are 32 bit devices that can't install IOS 11 anyway, aren't they?

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