Most iOS devices now run iOS 11
Apple has up to date its App Store help web page with new metrics. As of November 6, 2017, iOS 11 is now put in on 52 % of iPhones and iPads at the moment in use. 38 % of devices nonetheless run iOS 10, and solely 10 % of persons are utilizing an earlier model of iOS.
Apple normally updates this web page fairly shortly after the discharge of a serious iOS replace. This yr, the corporate waited a bit because the iPhone X was launched simply final week, creating a brand new inflow of iOS 11 customers.
And it seems like adoption charge is a bit slower this yr. Last yr, Apple reported roughly the identical numbers on October 11 with 54 % of customers working iOS 10.
The iPhone X could possibly be a part of the explanation why it took longer to succeed in the identical quantity. But my idea is that emojis are the primary driving power with regards to iOS updates.
Last yr, iOS 10.zero shipped with dozens of latest emojis. This yr, Apple added new emojis as a part of iOS 11.1, which was launched final week.
Many customers don’t need to be left behind on the emoji entrance. It has grow to be such an necessary half of popular culture that many customers need to have the ability to see all emojis and never simply query marks for lacking characters.
Still, 52 % of market share in simply a few months is sort of spectacular. Most Android customers are nonetheless utilizing Android 6.zero Marshmallow. Google launched this model greater than two years in the past.
Apple is at the moment engaged on iOS 11.2. This launch needs to be accessible in just some weeks and include a serious new options for U.S. prospects — Apple Pay Cash. This could possibly be sufficient to push individuals to replace.