iOS 16 is proving to be a popular update. Released on September 12, iOS 16 was downloaded by 6.7% of users within 24 hours of launch which was faster than the 6.48% downloads of iOS 15 at the time of launch in 2021.
A new report by Mixpanel reveals that the adoption rate of the latest iOS update is still promising. Within 10 days of launch, iOS 16 has been downloaded by 25.37% of users on September 22, and on September 23, the percentage has risen to 26.59%.
Numbers are showing that the latest iOS update is as popular as the iOS 14 update released in 2020.
iOS 16 has a higher adoption rate than the iOS 14 update
It is already established that iPhone users are more interested in iOS 16 than they were in iOS 15. 10 days after launch, iOS 15 was downloaded on 19.3% of devices in 2021.
The high download rate also suggests that the new iOS update is catching up to iOS 14. Ten days after launch, iOS 14 was downloaded on 30% of devices in 2020 because it was an attractive update.
For the first time, iOS 14 introduced customization options for users to change the icons and add widgets to their Home Screens, along with other innovative features.
Similarly, the latest iOS update brings a customizable Lock Screen to users to add widgets, change the color and font of time and date, redesigned notifications, Focus enhancements, updates to Mail, Health, Fitness, Safari, Messages, Live Text, Visual Lookup, and much more.
In the following days, the installation rate is expected to rise further, especially with Apple’s next iOS 16.1 build, currently in the beta phase will also include new capabilities like an updated battery percentage indicator in the status bar, lock screen charging indicator, iCloud Shared Photo Library, Live Activities, and Live Activities API, Focus filter, Freeform, Game Center, SharePlay support and deeper contacts integration, Matter support, and Clean Energy Charging.