iOS 12 Now Installed on 46% of Devices, Close to Overtaking iOS 11

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    A little over two weeks after launch, iOS 12 is installed on 46 percent of iOS devices, according to data collected by analytics company Mixpanel.

    iOS 12 adoption will soon overtake iOS 11 adoption, as iOS 11 is also installed on just over 46 percent of devices in Mixpanel's daily iOS 12 adoption calculation.


    At the time this article was written, iOS 12 was installed on 46.25 percent of devices, while iOS 11 was installed on 46.57 percent of devices. 7.18 percent of devices continue to run an older version of iOS.

    It's worth noting that Apple has not yet released official iOS 12 installation numbers. Mixpanel's data has historically overestimated iOS adoption rates compared to Apple's own numbers, but the data is not usually too far off. Even if there's a discrepancy between Mixpanel and actual installation rates calculated by Apple, Mixpanel's data still offers solid insight into adoption rates comparative to the adoption rates of earlier versions of iOS.

    iOS 12 adoption rates have outpaced iOS 11 adoption rates at the same time last year. On October 3, 2017, which was two weeks after the launch of iOS 11, the operating system was installed on 38.5 percent of devices, according to Mixpanel data, almost 8 percent less than the 46 percent of devices running iOS 12 at the two week mark.

    Customers are adopting iOS 12 at rates that are similar to the adoption rates of iOS 10 in 2016, which was installed on 48.16 percent of devices two weeks after it launched.

    It's not surprising that customers are choosing to install iOS 12 at a more rapid pace given the significant speed improvements introduced with the update. On older devices, performance enhancements can make iPhones and iPads feel much faster.

    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.

    MacRumors readers in particular were heavy early adopters, and in a Twitter poll conducted shortly after the launch of the operating system, 85 percent of those surveyed had already installed the update.

    iOS 12 has a few bugs, such as a problem that can cause some devices running the operating system not to charge over Lightning if plugged in while the display is off, but for the most part, it's a stable update that offers up some serious improvements on older devices that felt slow on iOS 11.

    Article Link: iOS 12 Now Installed on 46% of Devices, Close to Overtaking iOS 11
  2. Baymowe335 macrumors 68040

    Oct 6, 2017
  3. Focusx0131 macrumors member


    Feb 23, 2017
    The older than iOS 11 curve are probably 32 bit devices that can’t upgrade and will stay that way. That leaves the 11/12 curves to be inverses of each other.
  4. bbrks macrumors 65816


    Dec 17, 2013
    As IOS 11 is such a crap, I just wonder why IOS 12 overtaking IOS 11 takes so long to happen :)
  5. chucker23n1 macrumors 68000


    Dec 7, 2014
    Current numbers show Android 9.0, released in August, at less than 0.1%.

    Android 8.1, released in August 2017, is at 5.8%.
  6. avanpelt macrumors 68030

    Jun 2, 2010
    I love iOS 12 for the most part. Makes my iPhone 7 behave like a device that's actually less than two years old. The one thing I loathe about iOS 12 is the new FaceTime UI/UX. That's a four alarm dumpster fire. Whoever thought it was smart to bury the camera flip under a menu that obscures the video when it's accessed must not use that feature very often (unlike me and most people I know).
  7. BaltimoreMediaBlog macrumors 6502a


    Jul 30, 2015
    DC / Baltimore / Northeast
    If I could have downgraded my iPhone 5s to IOS 10 I would have. Apple chose to force IOS 11 on me during a repair request, which I think should be illegal. Apple sent me a phone back SLOWER and with IOS 11 and even worse, with a lot of apps disabled without my permission. So yes, I installed IOS 12 on my iPhone 5s hoping to solve the IOS 11 debacle of a SLOW phone. :(

    But with that said, I was happy to install IOS 12 on my iPhone 8. Forced upgrades simply should NOT HAPPEN. :(
  8. WannaGoMac macrumors 68020


    Feb 11, 2007
    Facetime Group calls once it's released will make iOS 12 adoption fly
  9. B4U macrumors 68000


    Oct 11, 2012
    Undisclosed location
    So, are the iPhone X display color saturation issue real?
    Still holding out from getting iOS 12...
  10. bodonnell202 macrumors 65816


    Jan 5, 2016
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Hopefully that makes it into 12.1 and we don't have wait until the last major release of iOS 12 (12.3 or 12.4) to get that feature like some of the features that were supposed to roll out with iOS 11.
  11. mi7chy macrumors 603


    Oct 24, 2014
    iOS adoption will always be higher than Android since it's required for app compatibility and higher # of bug fixes.

    Android apps are written to be 100% backwards compatible with Android 5.x Lollipop from 2014 and have fewer bugs overall. Even 2013 4.4 Kit Kat has >90% compatibility and had features that iOS has yet to get like placing icons anywhere on home screen, swipe away incoming calls, split screen multitasking on phones, background multitasking, emulation (backwards compatible with 2010 Gingerbread 2.3), etc.
  12. newellj macrumors 604

    Oct 15, 2014
    Boston, MA, US
    I ran the DB from the start on my iPad mini 4 and it was convincingly better than either 10 or 11. 12 has effectively given a new lease on a good UX for my older/slower iOS devices like the Mini 4 and the Touch Get 6. Yeah, it's not perfect, but it's a huge improvement. I don't recall any recent iOS versions that gave back this much performance.
  13. WannaGoMac macrumors 68020


    Feb 11, 2007
    You're only hurting yourself. iOS 12 is a great release.
    --- Post Merged, Oct 4, 2018 ---
    Dont forget it is actually easily possible to upgrade on iOS versus android you hope/pray/beg your handset gets an upgrade.

    Meanwhile, why is my Samsung S2 Tablet slow as heck after a year of annoying
  14. apolloa macrumors G4

    Oct 21, 2008
    Time, because it rules EVERYTHING!
    Everyone’s gagging to get off iOS 11!
  15. davidg4781 macrumors 68020

    Oct 28, 2006
    Alice, TX
    But shouldn’t devices sold over the past year have the lastest Android version installed?

    Is it more of a case that the devices aren’t supported by the latest versions? I’ve had a Samsung tablet and was never able to upgrade to a newer version.
  16. AngerDanger, Oct 4, 2018
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2018

    AngerDanger macrumors 68040


    Dec 9, 2008
    Can’t say I’m surprised. Personally, I have it installed on the top 48% of my devices, but to each their own.

  17. vertical smile macrumors 68030

    vertical smile

    Sep 23, 2014
    iOS 12 runs great on my SE, except the battery life sucks now and I think my Wifi on the phone isn't as good.

    Hopefully, these things will be fixed with an update...

    I skipped iOS11 after hearing so many issues with it.
  18. now i see it macrumors 68030

    Jan 2, 2002
    and over 62,000,000 iOS devices are using iOS 10 or below.
  19. lostczech macrumors member


    Sep 8, 2009
    I held out as well when I heard about this, but I installed a few days ago and didn't notice any difference at all (Saturation-wise). Go for it, it's a solid update
  20. harriska2 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 16, 2011
    On 12 with 2 iphone ses and 2 ipad pro 12.9s (3 yrs old). Doing just fine. Still need to upgrade another iphone se and an ipad air 2.
  21. ipponrg macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2008
    I didn't choose to install iOS 12 because of "significant speed improvements".

    I chose to install it because I was prompted
  22. WBRacing macrumors 6502a


    Nov 19, 2012

    So what if it doesn't? The reasons are well enough documented.

    I'm still running Win 7 on my laptop, perhaps let's look at the latest MacOS adoption figures as well? Complete the pointless comparisons. Even Apple have stopped comparing as it's a nonsense.
  23. djgamble macrumors 6502a

    Oct 25, 2006
    Surely incompatible devices are not included?

    [tear drop]... off-topic but Mojave cannot be installed on my 2010 i7 MBP. Ironically it can be installed on my i7 Mac Mini which eeerm... pretty much machine in all respects other than being purchased a year later. Meh.
  24. bobenhaus macrumors 6502a

    Mar 2, 2011
    You do know Android has over 400+ type of phones from different manufacturers with different hardware. It will not be possible at all. Maybe for the Google Pixel line but that's about it.

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