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Apr 12, 2001

Apple's newest operating system, iOS 12, is installed on just over 10 percent of devices 48 hours after it launched according to data collected by analytics company Mixpanel. The data suggests customers are adopting iOS 12 at a slower rate than iOS 11 and iOS 10.

Last year, iOS 11 was installed on 10 percent of devices just 24 hours after launching, and in 2016, iOS 10 was installed on 14.45 percent of devices within 24 hours.


Customers may be reluctant to adopt a new operating system after all of the bugs and issues that were seen with iOS 11 software updates, but Apple made an effort to focus on the underlying code of iOS 12 and thus far, the update has been stable.

As should be no surprise, MacRumors readers are early iOS 12 adopters. Over 80 percent of readers queried so far have installed iOS 12 just two days after it launched. Follow us on Twitter and vote to let us know if you've upgraded to iOS 12.

Did you install iOS 12 yet? - (@MacRumors) September 19, 2018

iOS 12 is an update that brings significant speed and performance improvements to older devices, so most customers installing the software should see notable speed improvements over iOS 11 after updating.

On the iPhone 6 Plus, for example, apps launch up to 40 percent faster, while the keyboard can appear up to 50 percent faster. Opening the camera on the Lock screen to take a photo can be done 70 percent faster.

Apple has made animations smoother and more responsive across the operating system, so accessing Control Center, scrolling in apps, or swiping up when multitasking feels more fluid.

iOS 12 also includes optimizations for when the operating system is under load. Apps launch up to twice as fast under a heavy load, as does the Share Sheet.

With iOS 12 installed on 10 percent of devices, iOS 11 adoption has dipped to 82 percent and will continue to fall as more people adopt iOS 12. Installation could jump this weekend as some people wait until they have a free block of time to complete a major software update.

iOS 12 is a free download that's available for the iPhone 5s and later, iPad mini 2 and later, and the 6th-generation iPod touch. In addition to noticeable and useful speed and performance improvements, the update introduces Screen Time for monitoring device usage, Memoji and new Animoji, ARKit 2.0, and a new Shortcuts app for creating customized automations. For more on what's new in iOS 12, make sure to check out our roundup.

Article Link: iOS 12 Installed on 10% of Devices 48 Hours After Launch


macrumors 603
Jan 6, 2004
Western US
I usually wait until the .1 update but I was feely lucky and so far, so good on 2 iPhone X. After indexing it feels pretty fast and no problems so far. Being able to add a second Face ID is really useful.

EDIT: I did find a few minor visual bugs in the new Stocks app. I also don't know if I like the new format since you can't see as many in the list as you used to be able to (although the mini charts are nice).
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macrumors newbie
Sep 18, 2018
I installed the day after release on my ipod touch 6. Definitely is faster, but there are a couple UI bugs I've noticed.

Hopefully 12.1 will iron it out. Nothing I'd call critical, just cosmetic, but it's annoying though.
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macrumors regular
Jun 12, 2013
Installed on iPhone 7 Plus on Monday evening. Feels faster, and my battery is definitely doing better, though that may be because Screen Time made me instantly super conscious of both how frequently I pick up the phone (despite knowing there will be no new notifications) and how much I check Instagram and other apps. Haven't noticed any bugs so far.


macrumors 6502
Sep 11, 2010
Yes, on all my iDevices except for my iPod touch. That stays on 10.3.3 until it dies.


macrumors G3
Sep 12, 2017
Sunnyvale, CA
Already upgraded my 6s and mini 4. I also upgraded both on day one for every release of iOS 11 and never understood the “iOS 11 is the worst” meme, though obviously some had issues with it, like any release.

I like iOS 12, very fast on both of my devices, the mini 4 especially. Nice improvements here and there.

I have had trouble selecting text with the text selection handles, though. It seems to be impossible to grab the selector at the end of the highlighted text block, or maybe I haven’t caught on to the new way to grab it.


macrumors 68030
Jan 6, 2004
Android installs can barely hit 10% a year after launch.

That's because Android updates aren't directly pushed out by Google to handsets like iOS updates are by Apple, but rather by handset manufacturers and carriers who are slow to roll them out due to different hardware configurations.

But you already knew that so your post is at best trolling.
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