About three weeks ago, Apple officially released iOS 11. This is the company’s latest version of its operating system used on the iPhone and iPad. Three weeks after it was made available, it looks iOS 11’s adoption is rising steadily according to analytics company, Mixpanel.
Mixpanel has revealed that iOS 11 currently has a market share of 47%. This is 1% higher that its predecessor, iOS 10, that has a market share of 46%. It is quite impressive to see its adoption rise to the top in just three weeks.
This is the sort of success Google does not get to see with new Android versions that it releases. Case in point is Android Oreo with a market share of 0.2%, this version of Android was released back in August. From this, you can see how different Android and iOS are when it comes to adoption of new versions. With that said, it is important to note that Apple makes both the hardware and software while Google only makes the software leaving the hardware part to the different device manufacturers. This is why we do not see high adoption numbers on Android as we do on iOS.
Even though iOS 11’s adoption is at 47%, it is slower than what iOS 10 recorded last year. It took two weeks for iOS 10 to overtake iOS 9 as the most popular version.
IOS 9 Is Still Around
iOS 9 is still around with 6.7% market share and I have no idea who is still using this version and why. I expect its adoption to go down in the coming weeks while iOS 11’s adoption keeps rising. By the end of the year, we may have iOS 9 at less than 5% and iOS 11 at over 50%.