iOS has always enjoyed fast adoption rate among its users, which in most cases is not even comparable to competing mobile operating systems like Android. Just over five months after iOS 10 was released to the public, the operating system is now installed on 79% of active iOS devices, according to the latest adoption data shared by Apple.
The figure is quite recent and was recorded through the App Store on February 20th, representing a three-point increase over iOS 10’s adoption rate of 76 percent recorded 48 days ago on January 5, 2017. iOS 9 on the other hand only powers 16 percent of active iOS devices, while 5 precent of them run an even older version of iOS. It is interesting to see that iOS 10’s adoption rate is even higher than iOS 9 had at this point last year, which sat at 77 percent in February 2016.
iOS 10 could see further adoption when iOS 10.3, which is currently in beta for developers and public testers, is officially released. The software update’s key new features include “Find My AirPods” and a switch to the all-new Apple File System (APFS).
iOS’s biggest competitor Android had last major release back in August named Android Nougat. Android Nougat currently powers only 1.2 percent of active Android devices.