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

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    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.

    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
  2. HiRez, Sep 19, 2018
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2018

    HiRez 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).
  3. OldSchoolMacGuy Suspended


    Jul 10, 2008
    Android installs can barely hit 10% a year after launch.
  4. alent1234 macrumors 603

    Jun 19, 2009
    if you have work email then chances are your employer said not to install it before they make sure airwatch and other services work
  5. GadgetBen macrumors 6502a


    Jul 8, 2015
    It's been 3 days! Why not carry out this research after 30 days?

    It's just us basically!
  6. emulate 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.
  7. redheeler macrumors 604


    Oct 17, 2014
    It seems the excitement over new iOS releases is decreasing, just as people are upgrading their phones less often. The last time I updated my iPhone to the latest release of iOS as soon as it was available was in 2014.
  8. meikdunj macrumors regular

    May 21, 2015
  9. jayducharme macrumors 68040


    Jun 22, 2006
    The thick of it
    Weird -- I actually wasn't even aware it was available. I thought it was coming out next week. Well, off to upgrade...
  10. twocents macrumors regular


    Mar 31, 2016
    California, USA
    Won't these stats be diluted on Friday with the release of the XS and XS Max preorders and later with the XR?
  11. willentrekin 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.
  12. hetrigger macrumors regular


    Jul 20, 2011
    First iOS update I have not been apart of for my iMac...I hope Y'all enjoy!
  13. vicviper789 macrumors regular

    Jun 5, 2013
    I have learned my lesson after the other 11 iOS updates: Wait. Don't update.
  14. arefbe macrumors 6502


    Sep 11, 2010
    Yes, on all my iDevices except for my iPod touch. That stays on 10.3.3 until it dies.
  15. PickUrPoison macrumors 68020

    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.
  16. Baymowe335 macrumors 68040

    Oct 6, 2017
    Word will get out that this is a fantastic update for old and new devices. Great on my X and another 6S.
  17. imola.zhp macrumors 6502a


    Jun 1, 2010
    Mud Island (Memphis), TN
    48 hours and no problems...

    Ok, I'll start updating our fleet this evening.
  18. sw1tcher macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2004
    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.
  19. luvbug macrumors regular


    Aug 11, 2017
    iOS and iMac?
  20. PickUrPoison macrumors 68020

    Sep 12, 2017
    Sunnyvale, CA
    No, it’s more than 100 million already!
  21. madKIR macrumors 6502a

    Feb 2, 2010
    I can’t even blame those who hesitate to upgrade. iOS 11 was a disaster for many months. iOS 12 seems to be quite the opposite though. At least my X doesn’t feel like I’m using a 5-year old device lol
  22. kppolich macrumors 6502a


    Nov 28, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Proudly still on 9.3.3 on my iPhone SE. Probably faster with better battery life than anyone else as I am jailbroken with Speed Intensifier and LowPowerMode set.
  23. Scottsoapbox macrumors 6502a


    Oct 10, 2014
    Why not do both?! o_O

    FYI: They are constantly collecting this data.
  24. sw1tcher macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2004
    No problems after updating my iPhone 6s.

    iOS 12 upgrade has been much smoother than any iOS upgrade in recent memory. Smoother than iOS 10 and much much smoother than iOS 11.
  25. Mi1lion macrumors member


    Jun 4, 2017
    Twin Peaks, CA
    Most people aren't aware until they get that red badge notification, after a week. Pretty much the only people updating are 'techies.'

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