iOS 12 Now Installed on 83% of All Devices From the Last Four Years

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Four and a half months after launch, the iOS 12 operating system is installed on 83 percent of devices released in the last four years, according to updated iOS 12 installation statistics shared on the App Store support page for developers.

    Since the launch of iOS 12, Apple has been presenting its data in two ways, offering up installation rates on both recent devices and older devices.


    While 83 percent of devices from the last four years are running iOS 12, 80 percent of total active iOS devices have the update installed. 12 percent of devices continue to use iOS 11, while five percent of devices from the last four years run an earlier version of iOS.

    At the beginning of January, iOS 12 was installed on 78 percent of devices, so adoption rates have grown five percent over the course of the last several weeks.

    Apple has released iOS 12.1.3 and iOS 12.1.4 since the beginning of January, along with the iOS 12.2 beta. iOS 12.1.3 and iOS 12.1.4 were bug fix updates while iOS 12.2, which is also available to public beta, expands Apple News, brings new AirPlay 2 features for TVs, introduces new Animoji, and more.

    People have been adopting iOS 12 faster than iOS 11. In April 2018, iOS 11 was still only installed on 76 percent of devices, perhaps because of the myriad bugs that plagued the iOS 11 operating system over its lifetime.

    Though just released in September, focus on iOS 12 will be shifting to iOS 13 in a matter of months. Apple will preview iOS 13 at its Worldwide Developers Conference, and the new update is rumored to feature some promising changes such as a long-awaited dark mode and important interface updates for the iPad.

    Article Link: iOS 12 Now Installed on 83% of All Devices From the Last Four Years
  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    Not surprised. iOS 12 is very good and works nicely with the XS Max.
  3. mikzn macrumors 65816


    Sep 2, 2013
    It's a one way street - too bad - I am guessing that if there was an option to go back to iOS10 or iOS 9 many would
  4. Foxglove9 macrumors 68000


    Jan 14, 2006
    New York City
  5. ThunderSkunk macrumors 68030


    Dec 31, 2007
    Milwaukee Area
    If I could get 10 back on my mini, i would.

    Anyone have an ipad mini 4 with ios10 still on it they want to unload? I miss functional multitasking.
  6. Audigy macrumors member


    Jul 17, 2012
    For older hardware maybe, since many would opt for a speedier lag free UI versus new features. For newer devices I guess iOS 12 is a pretty good place to be. Let's hope iOS 13 does not turn up another iOS 11 mess.
  7. anthony9073 macrumors newbie


    Feb 25, 2019
    The adoption rate of iOS 13, 14, 15, etc will be much higher because of automatic update feature in iOS 12. I believe this is turned on by default.
  8. WalterTizzano macrumors 6502


    Mar 6, 2014
    I just hope iOS 13 won't be as boring as iOS 11 and 12 were. iOS needs a deep overhaul, it's now really outdated and it is way behind of the competition in areas like Siri and Maps.
  9. LordVic macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2011
    Much better adoption than 11. Makes sense, 12 fixes a lot that 11 busted. I wholly recommended that anyone on 11 upgrade to 12. performance and responsiveness of 12 over 11 is night and day

    these numbers are far more in line with expectations than the iOS11 update was. that was a botched OS that needed far more work
  10. kinless macrumors regular


    Apr 2, 2003
    Tustin, California
    Rockin the 5% demographic. Still on iOS 10 over here, I refuse to let my 32-bit apps die.
  11. MikeSmoke macrumors regular

    Mar 26, 2010
    Maryland USA
    If you’re on 11 there is no reason not to go to 12.
  12. Fallenight macrumors newbie


    Mar 12, 2017
    Since all devices that are still using iOS 11 are able to run iOS 12; the article should, "Why 1 of 8 devices that are able to use iOS 12, never upgraded?"
  13. doctor-don macrumors 68000

    Dec 26, 2008
    Georgia USA
    83 percent of devices released in the last four years - and my older iPad and iPod Touch are both up-tp-date with iOS 9-something.
  14. abrantes09 macrumors member


    Feb 6, 2019
    This is great! Shows the stability of the software. iOS 12 has given me no bugs! Thanks Apple! :p
  15. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    You still have time. I hear they are doing wonderful things in iOS group therapy. :p
    --- Post Merged, Feb 25, 2019 ---
    The California peeps always gotta be different. :p
  16. cmaier Suspended

    Jul 25, 2007
    Many? Really?
  17. Relentless Power, Feb 25, 2019
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2019

    Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

    Relentless Power

    Jul 12, 2016

    I agree. iOS 12 was a major contributor to assisting in the performance for older devices (6/6s/7), which also was direct reflection of affecting those from upgrading to newer devices. I’m curious to see how iOS 13 will respond to older devices, being iOS 12 was more of a ‘boost performance.’
  18. antiprotest macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
  19. acegreen macrumors regular


    Jun 25, 2015
    You read the original message incorrectly
  20. mikzn macrumors 65816


    Sep 2, 2013
    Yes really - many!

    I am not talking about new iPad pro's or iPhone XR/XS users etc - but all the iphone 4 to iphone 7 users that got forced to upgrade and found out it was not so great for them - what if they could go back and try it? and then decide? and get all their previously purchased apps back?

    Pretty sure that would expand the 5%
  21. mlody macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2012
    Windy City
    Several of my family members do not have fixed internet at homes and only use LTE. Remove the Wifi only ios update restrictions (and apps updates) and the ios12 adaptation will grow even more.
  22. PickUrPoison macrumors 601

    Sep 12, 2017
    Sunnyvale, CA
    You guys are saying the same thing. For most, iOS 12 is an improvement from iOS 11. So most of the 12% on 11 really should upgrade to iOS 12.

    But 95% running either the current or year old version is a pretty impressive statistic.
  23. B4U macrumors 68020


    Oct 11, 2012
    Undisclosed location
    Hanging onto it like dear life here!
    Seeing how a family member's Air becoming like a paperweight with iOS 11 and then iOS 12, I would keep the tvOS profile on the mini 4 for the foreseeable future.
  24. kemal macrumors 65816


    Dec 21, 2001
    On other news, Android 9.0 isn't even available for my less than two year old Samsung flagship phone.
  25. abrantes09 macrumors member


    Feb 6, 2019
    You clearly haven't seen about the horrible bugs that plague the system. Besides, no harm in updating for the 50% faster performance!

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