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Half of all iPhones upgraded to iOS 13 in first 26 days

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Just 26 days after its release, Apple has reported that 50% of all iPhones are running iOS 13. Compared to the abysmal history of Android OEMs' software updates, the high adoption rates for the newer versions iOS continue to be a strong feature of the iPhone brand.

The latest version of iOS, iOS 13, now runs on 50% of all iPhones

Considering the operating system was launched less than a month ago, the adoption rate is excellent, especially considering the numerous bugs that plagued its first versions. Taking into account compatible phones (i.e., excluding older devices that cannot run iOS 13), the adoption rate jumps slightly to 55%. 38% of those devices are running iOS 12, while a mere 7% are running an older version of iOS. Looking at all iPhones, new and old, half run iOS 13, 41% run iOS 12, and only 9% run an older version. 

Compared to Android, that’s quite impressive. Google no longer reports adoption rates, but going by the number of Android 9 Pie rollouts that are still occurring despite the release of Android 10 on September 3rd, Android looks miles behind iOS in this regard. Considering Apple fully controls both the hardware and software on its iOS-compatible devices, and considering Apple doesn’t have to jump through the myriad hoops that hurdle Android OEMs (particularly those involving specific carriers), the scale is heavily skewed in Cupertino’s favor. 

If you are an iPhone user, are you running iOS 13? Why or why not? How has your experience been? If you’re an Android user, what version are you running on your handset? Let us know in the comments down below.


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Sam Medley, 2019-10-18 (Update: 2019-10-18)