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Less than seven months after launch, iOS and iPadOS 14 are now installed on an estimated 90% of all compatible iPhones and iPads, according to data collected by Mixpanel's iOS 14 adoption tracker.

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In February, Apple said that iOS 14 was installed on 86% of all devices introduced in the last four years. Now, a little more than a month later, the installation base seems to have grown by around 4%. According to Mixpanel, iOS 14 adoption is hovering around 90%, but the exact number fluctuates.

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iOS 14 was released to the public in September as a notable iOS upgrade, bringing new widgets to the Home screen, the App Library, and other systemwide changes such as a new Siri and incoming call UI. As of a few months after release in December, iOS 14 was installed on 72% of all active iPhones, according to Apple, signaling excitement for upgrading to the new software.

Article Link: iOS 14 Adoption Reaches Estimated 90% Less Than Seven Months After Launch
 

subi257

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I wonder if Android ever had that many devices running the latest OS at any point? I've read that it's much harder to stay update as there are too many hands in the pot.
 
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SactoGuy18

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I wonder if Android ever had that many devices running the latest OS at any point? I've read that it's much harder to stay update as there are too many hands in the pot.

Unless you have a Google Pixel phone, getting timely Android updates can be an issue. Even the phones running Android One tend to lag slightly behind Pixel phones in terms of Android updates.
 

subi257

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Unless you have a Google Pixel phone, getting timely Android updates can be an issue. Even the phones running Android One tend to lag slightly behind Pixel phones in terms of Android updates.
A coworker who has a pixel 4 told me the same thing that you just said. It's just native without the other manufacturer having to put their own skin on the OS
 

subi257

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"software update. blah blah x.xx will install later tonight"
1. Install now
2. Remind me later

repeat twice daily

wonder why it's always so high?

jokes aside it is still better than android updates
That's I am told based on stories from a few Android users.
 

TimB21

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I like updates and the way that Apple handles them however you know its true that Apple pushes the updates REALLY hard.
 
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Populus

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This article comes just a day after I updated my iPad Pro, from iOS 13.7, to iOS 14.4.2

Now, I would really like to update my iPhone, from 13.7 to 14.4.2, but some people are complaining about connectivity issues (Bluetooth, WiFi and Celular). So I don’t really know what to do...
 
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newdeal

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just updated my moms ipad on the weekend...from ios 9! I am clinging to 13.x on my phone so I can maintain my jailbreak because I can't stand youtube ads and am too cheap to pay for premium
 

AngerDanger

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I wonder if Android ever had that many devices running the latest OS at any point? I've read that it's much harder to stay update as there are too many hands in the pot.
I remember watching a YouTube video of an Android OS demo on a Blackberry in 2006. That was its highest adoption rate.
 
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dennysanders

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"software update. blah blah x.xx will install later tonight"
1. Install now
2. Remind me later

repeat twice daily

wonder why it's always so high?

jokes aside it is still better than android updates
Why do I never get those notifications?
 

DogGone

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Apple have got updates right. Works mostly in the background and when you are asleep. I sometimes have to force an update especially if it is for a security issue but most times just let it be.
It is so simple I'm surprised that Android hasn't copied it. But then they aren't really concerned about having the best experience on the phone. As long as they can continue to mine your data, it doesn't matter what OS version you have.
 

tranceking26

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Seems like a few people don't know that you can stop the nagging.

Impressive figures compared to previous versions adoption rates.
 

ss2cire

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Earth?
Are the almost 20% that have upgraded before the release seriously developers? There are that many developers?!

No, Apple releases Public Betas of iOS/iPadOS/tvOS/watchOS/macOS so they can get a wider testing audience. I personally, as a developer dont normally install the betas though, because I'm actually bad a reporting issues haha.
 
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