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ABOUT 87 PERCENT OF ACTIVE APPLE IPHONE AND IPAD DEVICES RUN IOS 10

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Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 10, has been out since September 2016. In the 10 months since then, 87 percent of active iOS devices have adopted it.

The Cupertino company frequently updates the number of devices on its OS based on App Store data, and the latest numbers as of July 28 claim that 87 percent of active iOS devices run some version of iOS 10. Ten percent of devices run iOS 9, while 3 percent of active devices are using an even earlier version.


It’s great news for Apple, as the majority of the company’s customers are staying on its most up-to-date software. Speaking of up-to-date, Apple unveiled iOS 11, the next and greatest version of its smartphone and iPad OS, at its 28th annual Worldwide Developers Conference.

Both the iOS 11 developer beta and public beta are currently available, with the final version is scheduled for next month. All 64-bit iPhone and iPad devices and apps will receive iOS 11, meaning 32-bit devices like the iPhone 5C and the iPad Mini will not get iOS 11.

With iOS 11, users will see incremental changes ranging from a redesigned Control Center and notifications, along with additional photo effects akin to Live Photos. As far as new features go, Apple introduced peer-to-peer transactions with Apple Pay, and Files — a new file management system. The update also introduces ARKit, which will allow developers to build or bring fluid augmented reality apps to iOS.

Users will notice the App Store looks drastically different under the update as well. It now showcases apps in ways that are more recognizable, such as editors’ choices, top picks, and reviews to help navigate based on user experience and popularity. The new “Today” tab refreshes each day, highlighting games and apps of the day while also featuring original stories from Apple’s editors.

Apple maintains tight control over its operating system and hardware, which allows the company to see high adoption rates of its latest software. Google’s Android version updates, on the other hand, have to be released by a myriad of manufacturers and then by carriers if the device is locked.

Update: We’ve added the latest metrics from Apple — 87 percent of Apple devices are currently on iOS 10.



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