iOS 15 adoption rate nears 90%, ahead of iOS 16 debut

Almost a year after its debut, iOS 15 is now installed on 90% of all active iPhones, according to analytics firm Mixpanel. The adoption rate for iOS 15 has been relatively slower in comparison to its predecessor, iOS 14, which saw an adoption rate of 90% by April 2021 after being announced in June 2020.

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iOS 15 is now installed on almost 90% of all iPhones

iOS 15 was announced at WWDC 2021 with a ton of new features and improvements for FaceTime, Messages, Maps, Notifications, Weather, Wallet, Safari, Health, and more. Highlights from the update include Focus mode, Live Text, SharePlay, and redesigned notifications.

According to statistics shared by Mixpanel, the update is currently installed on 88.9% of all iPhones, which is an estimated increase of 10% from ten weeks ago. The firm’s data comes from website and app usage statistics, which are presented in a graph format.

Mixpanel gains its data from over three trillion records from website access or app usage since the Cupertino tech giant does not release adoption figures for its software update.

New Notifications and Focus on iOS 15

In January 2021, the update was installed on just 72% of devices from the last four years which is a significantly lower adoption rate than what has been recorded with older versions of iOS.

When iOS 15 was announced, Apple said that the software update would not be mandatory for users who wanted to continue using iOS 14. The new operating system would be offered to every compatible device but the company would keep on releasing security updates for iOS 14. However, it later backtracked and started pushing iOS 14 iPhone and iPad users to update to iOS 15.

Apple is widely expected to debut iOS 16, iPadOS 16, macOS 13, tvOS 16, and watchOS 9 at WWDC 2022 which will kick off at 10 a.m. PT (10: 30 p.m. IST). on Monday, June 6.

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Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman has said that iOS 16 will not introduce a new interface for iPhone but it will include “new ways of interacting and some fresh Apple apps.” In addition, the update will improvements to notifications and feature Crash Detection (also coming to watchOS).

iOS 16 is also expected to feature improved sleep tracking, new health features catered towards women as well a new medicine management function that will scan pills and remind users to take them.

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Asma is an editor at iThinkDifferent with a strong focus on social media, Apple news, streaming services, guides, mobile gaming, app reviews, and more. When not blogging, Asma loves to play with her cat, draw, and binge on Netflix shows.

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