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After four months of availability, Apple's newest mobile operating system, iOS 9, is now installed on 75 percent of active iOS devices as of January 11, according to new numbers posted on Apple's App Store support page for developers.

iOS 9 adoption has climbed from 71 percent to 75 percent over the course of the past month, which is when Apple last updated iOS 9 adoption numbers. As iOS 9 adoption grows, the number of people using iOS 8 and earlier operating systems has declined. 19 percent of iOS users continue to use iOS 8, while 7 percent use an earlier version of iOS.

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iOS 9 adoption has outpaced iOS 8 adoption. At four months after launch, iOS 8 was installed on 68 percent of active iOS devices. In fact, iOS 9 adoption is nearly on pace with iOS 7 adoption, which was installed on 79 percent of devices four months after it was released in 2013.

In September, when iOS 9 hit a milestone that saw it installed on more than 50 percent of active iOS devices, Apple called it the "fastest iOS adoption ever," and said it was on pace to be downloaded by more users than any other software release in Apple's history.

The latest installation growth follows the release of iOS 9.2 on December 8, which introduced a huge number of bug fixes and brought improvements to Apple Music, Mail, and iBooks. iOS 9 adoption may see another boost with the release of iOS 9.3, which is currently in beta testing.

iOS 9.3 is one of the biggest updates to iOS 9 yet, introducing a new Night Shift mode, new Quick Actions, and improvements to several apps and features like Notes, Apple News, Health, and CarPlay.

Article Link: iOS 9 is Now Installed on 75% of Active iOS Devices
 

MaSx

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Bloody hate the damn annoying update notifications. I deleted the update file more than 10 times now and it still automatically downloads the update eating up my storage despite declining it many times. If I want to, I'll do it myself. Someone need to sue Apple over this. Downloading and eating up storage without user's consent.

Now, Applefanboys and AppleShareHolders be like, you're declining it wrong.
 
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MH01

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Oh, here we go again. You're probably one of those people who bitch about the flat design too.
Can I ask if you own an older apple device, say and iPhone 4S or iPad 3? So talking from experience ? Or do you just own more current models where iOS 9 works well on?

I own both, iOS 9 on iPhone 6S plus..... A dream! iOS 9 on iPhone 4S ...crippled . I'd love to rollback many of my older devices to iOS 7, 8+ has been bad....
 
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Manchester85

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I am so glad I was able to stay on iOS 8. I don't need new features all the time, however I want my phone and iPad to stay as fast as possible. My iPad mini 2 used to be on iOS 9 and it was a torture. My mom's iPad mini 2 however is still on iOS 7. It's 2 years old and still stunningly fast. That should be the most important thing for most iOS users.
 
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npmacuser5

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Apple needs to make sure that the current IOS will work as advertised on all the devices they list as upgradable. Or they need to have away users can rollback to the previous versions. I would really like to hear Apple's explanation as to why the above should not be an option.
 
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gaximus

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Bloody hate the damn annoying update notifications. I deleted the update file more than 10 times now and it still automatically downloads the update eating up my storage despite declining it many times. If I want to, I'll do it myself. Someone need to sue Apple over this. Downloading and eating up storage without user's consent.

Now, Applefanboys and AppleShareHolders be like, you're declining it wrong.

Thats the answer to every thing, sue. Then Apple stops trying to get you to update, and you get a virus that deletes all your family photos because of a security whole, the update would have fixed, and you'll want to sue Apple for that as well.
 
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Costino1

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How many users received a new iDevice with iOS 9 preloaded? Skews the numbers a bit.
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Thats the answer to every thing, sue. Then Apple stops trying to get you to update, and you get a virus that deletes all your family photos because of a security whole, the update would have fixed, and you'll want to sue Apple for that as well.

SUE EVERYONE!! I WILL SUE YOU! YOU ARE SOOOOOO SUED!!!!

Remember that South Park episode?
 
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ArtOfWarfare

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How many users received a new iDevice with iOS 9 preloaded? Skews the numbers a bit.

Not really. The numbers are there for iOS developers so that they know how safe it is to require a specific iOS version.

Gives us an idea of how many potential customers we're leaving off by using iOS 9 only features instead of limiting ourselves to features available in iOS 8.

SUE EVERYONE!! I WILL SUE YOU! YOU ARE SOOOOOO SUED!!!!

Remember that South Park episode?

Sexual Harrasment Panda!

Or am I thinking of a different episode?
 
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pat500000

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If each update get worst what is the point of updating and what's the point of reminder of updating?
 
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Milquetoast

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I know I'm an anomaly here, but:

Does anyone compare the adoption rate for only devices that can actually adopt the upgrade? I'm on an old iPhone4, and for me, that's where I'm at until I update my hardware. There may be a sizable number of folks where I am at.

The adoption rate for qualifying devices might be more useful. (and the percentages of non-capable phones, too).
 
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HangmanSwingset

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Not really. The numbers are there for iOS developers so that they know how safe it is to require a specific iOS version.

Gives us an idea of how many potential customers we're leaving off by using iOS 9 only features instead of limiting ourselves to features available in iOS 8.



Sexual Harrasment Panda!

Or am I thinking of a different episode?

I believe he was referencing the Human Cent-iPad episode. The one with Steve Jobs.
 
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Count Blah

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PROUD 7% on my iPhone 5S

The iPad Air, that is almost always within 10 feet of a charger, is open to upgrading to the latest and greatest.

Fool me once, with your crippling iOS updates for iPhones, Apple ...
 
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