iOS 12 Adoption Hits 70%, Compared to 59% for iOS 11 Last Year

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    70 percent of eligible iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices are running iOS 12, as measured by the App Store on December 3, 2018, according to the latest adoption figures shared by Apple on its App Store support page today.


    iOS 12 was installed on 60 percent of all eligible devices as of October 29, 2018, so adoption is up 10 percentage points in five weeks.

    Apple also says 72 percent of devices sold in the last four years are running iOS 12. By comparison, 63 percent of devices introduced since September 2014 were running iOS 12 as of October 29, 2018, but those figures cannot be directly compared due to Apple's tweaked wording for this particular chart.

    iOS 12 adoption is outpacing iOS 11, which was installed on 59 percent of eligible devices as of December 4, 2017, according to Apple. This shouldn't come as much of a surprise, as iOS 11 suffered from quite a few bugs over its lifespan, while Apple has focused on performance and stability in iOS 12.

    Meanwhile, Apple says 21 percent of all devices remain on iOS 11 and nine percent are running an older iOS version.

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  2. bigboyz12000 macrumors member


    Jan 2, 2011
    maybe thats because iOS11 SUCKED! There, i said it.
  3. Wowereit macrumors 6502a

    Feb 1, 2016
    Doesn't surprise me at all, iOS 11's earlier versions had their issues with lags, stutters and a few glitches.
    iOS 12 was a pleasant step back to optimization instead of new features and it showed. Way better performance than any version since at least iOS 9.
  4. macduke macrumors G3


    Jun 27, 2007
    Central U.S.
    See? Apple can still make really good software if they try. I think going forward we'll be on a tick-tock cycle with lots of new features and small bug fixes in iOS 13 and lots of bug and performance fixes with a few small features in iOS 14.
  5. yaxomoxay macrumors 68020


    Mar 3, 2010
    This probably shows more the frustration at iOS 11 than the satisfaction at iOS 12.
  6. vmistery macrumors 6502a

    Apr 6, 2010
    Honestly best release since iOS 6 made my 3GS feel new
  7. AngerDanger macrumors 68040


    Dec 9, 2008
    Hmm, if we extrapolate based on this rate, then by mid 2019, Apple will need to start gearing up iPhone production just to have devices to install it on. In late 2019, people will start downloading iOS 12 onto their Android phones even though it'd be useless, and in 2021, iOS 12 will outnumber humans.

    Eons from now, the big crunch will see every atom in the universe—all comprising various installations of iOS 12—regress to a single point.

    Be brave. Stay strong.
  8. tromboneaholic Suspended


    Jun 9, 2004
    Clearwater, FL
    Probably a little of both.

    iOS 11 had a bumpy start, but iOS 12 speeds up older devices like my dad's iPhone 5s. He was considering getting a new phone this year, but after upgrading to iOS 12 from iOS 10 (I told him to avoid 11), he decided to keep his phone one more year.
  9. Pangalactic macrumors 6502


    Nov 28, 2016
    What?! :eek::eek::eek:
  10. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    Is the auto update feature part of IOS12 or was that built into 11? If it was part of 11, this makes even more sense. If that is a new feature for IOS12, expect IOS13 rates to be 90%+
  11. dguisinger macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2002
    Thats what happens when you don't overcharge for a product....... *snickers*
    If Tim Cook had his way, he'd start charging $500 to do an iOS update since you aren't as likely to pay the hardware upgrade tax every year anymore
  12. omihek macrumors 6502


    May 3, 2014
    Salt Lake City, UT
    It sucked battery, that's for sure.
  13. ftaok macrumors 603


    Jan 23, 2002
    East Coast
    The auto update feature was around back with iOS8. I remember my kids accidentally updating to iOS9 on their iPods and crying about all of the changes.

    I suspect that the increased adoption rate between iOS11 and iOS12 is mainly due to how bad the word of mouth reviews were with iOS11. Lots of people on older iPhones didn't update to iOS11 until the battery and speed issues were addressed.

    With iOS12, there were none of those reports. Plus all of the iOS11 users on older phones probably updated to iOS12 immediately after the reports were that speeds got better.

    With those two factors, I'm not surprised that iOS 12 had better adoption rates than 11.
  14. MoreRumors? macrumors 6502


    Feb 28, 2018
    The remaining are probably hesitant or not aware of updates but will eventually come around to updating it later.
  15. otternonsense macrumors 6502a


    Jul 25, 2016
    I’m sure the incessant reminders to update have nothing to do with it.

    Sarcasm aside, it works much better than iOS 11 on iPhones, but I personally chose to keep 11 on my iPad 10.5” because I find the new interaction/multitasking/control centre changes to be a crime against UX.
  16. aliensporebomb macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2005
    Minneapolis, MN, USA, Urth
    This is true - prior to IOS 11 terms such as "laggy", "microstutter", "godawful bogging" and "hideous battery performance" weren't as in high evidence.
  17. TrenttonY macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2012
    This is why I cringed at one of the keynotes when Tim said iOS 11 had something like a 98% satisfaction score.
  18. msama macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2017
    I'd guess 80% of this metric reflects how annoying the pop up reminders are and what new emojis are available.

    In general, I find all metrics can be carved up to convey any message desired. (intentional or not)
  19. brofkand macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2006
    I got bugged to update to iOS 11 too, I think people refused that update because of the immediate and strong backlash against it.
  20. Gix1k macrumors 68030


    Jun 16, 2008
    I've always bounced between iPhone and Android. After mu most recent change, I'm determined iOS is the best there is even though it's locked down.
  21. TrenttonY macrumors 6502a

    Nov 14, 2012
    What device did you use it with?

    My iPhone 6S was terrible on iOS 11.

    And regardless, do you really think iOS 11 had a 98% satisfaction score?
  22. wigby macrumors 68000

    Jun 7, 2007
    I've found iOS 11 to be better than iOS 12 on my iPhone X so far. Twice a week I get long freezes whenever I open Messages or Email and sometimes Safari and share sheets too. Sometimes I wait about 5-10 seconds for the freeze to end and sometimes I just force quit. Never had any issues like that or anything else in iOS 11.
  23. justperry macrumors G3


    Aug 10, 2007
    In the core of a black hole.
    iOS 12 runs/ran fine on my 6S (much faster than iOS 11), it's mostly OK on my Xs but not perfect yet, it will get sorted out though, just a few minor bugs.
  24. ThunderSkunk macrumors 68030


    Dec 31, 2007
    Colorado & Ontario
    11 was a mess. 6 and 10 were the high points for iOS so far.

    12 would actually be great, if not for Multitasking, control center, taskbar, gestures all going to hell.
  25. McTool macrumors 6502


    Feb 14, 2016
    In iOS 12 you can toggle it off. Big difference.

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