iOS 15 is now installed on almost 58% of iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch models in the world, as per statistics provided by Mixpanel. Since their release in September 2021, iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 have taken approximately 80 days to reach 58% of devices.
To put things into perspective, iOS 14 is not installed on 36% of iOS devices, which goes on to show that the adoption rate for iOS 15 is quite high, even though it was considered to be slower initially due to fear of scanning features.
iOS 15 adoption: 58% devices in almost 80 days
iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 had reached 90% adoption rate in seven months after launch, as per Mixpanel. Apple has reported in February 2021 that iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 had been installed on 86% of iPhones and iPadOS 14 is on 80% of iPads introduced in the last 4 years.
iOS 15 had a slightly better roll-out compared to the operating system updates over the past few years, however, it has also seen its fair share of delayed features rollout. Some features like SharePlay, App Privacy Report, Wallet IDs, and more were cut from the first iOS 15 release, but later added to iOS 15.1. Digital driver’s license and IDs in Wallet is another feature that is still not released, and was recently delayed to 2022.
Just this week, Apple released iOS 15.2 release candidate to developers. It brings new features like Apple Music Voice Plan, App Privacy Report, Messages Communication Safety for kids, Digital Legacy for Apple ID, macro photo control for iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max, TV app design update, and much more. Apple has also added a new “parts and service history” section in iOS 15.2, which will show information regarding the iPhone’s repair and the use of genuine and third-party parts. The new software update is expected to be released to the general public in the coming days.
Considering that iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 are compatible with the same iPhone and iPad models that iOS 15 and iPadOS 14 were compatible with, the adoption rate should pick up with time.