iOS 11 adoption hits 85 percent

“New data published to Apple’s developer website reveals iOS 11 has been installed on 85 percent of iPhones and iPads, showing it to have been adopted by the vast majority of compatible devices just before the expected release of its replacement, iOS 12,” Malcolm Owen reports for AppleInsider.

“According to Apple’s own data, as measured by the App Store on September 3, 85 percent of all observed devices ran a variant of iOS 11,” Owen reports. “Of the remaining iOS 11-compatible devices, iOS 10 is still used by 10 percent of the device population.”

“The iOS 11 adoption rate is an improvement from the 76 percent declared in April, which also reported 19 percent of devices running iOS 10, and 5 percent using earlier versions,” Owen reports. “Apple is currently performing beta testing of its next milestone operating system, iOS 12, which is expected to be released soon after the company’s “Gather Round” 2018 iPhone event on September 12.”

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MacDailyNews Note: As of August 31, 2018, just 14.6% of Android devices were running the latest version of Android, 8.x “Oreo,” which was released on August 21, 2017.


  1. I was shocked last week when my 5S popped up telling me that iOS 11 was ready to install. I didn’t think there was any way it would be supported there.

    (And to be honest, I’m not installing it. Not sure how well it would work, and not worth updating a device I kept for playing a couple of now-unsupported games. Wait – there’s my answer! I can’t update, or I lose the reason I have kept the device!)

  2. I think iOS 11, overall, has been a clusterfog for Apple and even with iOS 12 around the corner iOS 11 is going still going to be left with unsolved/unfixed issues.
    iOS 11 was not too good.
    I skipped iOS 11 on al my iDevices
    iOS 11 was WORSE than iOS 8 ever was, which I also skipped.
    Probably why both my iPad 2 and 3 models are running much better than most of these models on iOS 9.3.5.
    I skipped an entire iOS version.
    Hoping iOS 12, coming very soon, will be a very much improved Apple mobile OS.

    1. I”ve had virtually no issues with iSO11. Of course, YMMV, but from all the people I know with iPhones, your experience is far from common.

      By the way, how can you tell an OS is bad if you don’t bother to install that version??

    2. If you skipped both iOS 8 and iOS 11, then how do you know that they are horrible, much less how they compare to one another? That makes little or no sense at all.

      iOS 11 is fine. I have been using iPhones and iPads for a long time (not a first adopter, but I jumped in on the third generation), and my experience has been very good over the years. Sure, there have been a few bumps, but I don’t whine about little things like some people.

  3. I have not updated my iPhone to iOS 11 because of indifference to the fact that it –by planning and design– disables the ability to use apps extremely useful to network admins and other IT engineers. A petition with 28K signatures on change org to make a simple compromise has been ignored by Apple ( ).
    Similarly, but different, I have 180 of the 200+ Macs I manage at work still on macOS 10.12 “Sierra” because the “High Sierra” upgrade offers nothing compelling, but has caused my software engineering team occasional odd problems, probably related to the change of filesystem and FileVault 2 encrypted drives. It’s not an epidemic of problems, but it’s not worth the risk for little to no benefit. And Apple doesn’t seem to care.
    My biggest problem is that my dozen 2016-17 MacBook Pro users aren’t thrilled at all with the laptops. Not a single one thinks the Touchpad is worth 2 cents. But 2017 (refurbs) and 2018s are the only ones I can order from Apple now.
    I don’t know what has happened to this company I used to love (for 25 years).

      1. “Why not use those 28k signatures to get the apps updated?”
        I don’t think they would have gotten 10 signatures if it were a simple matter of updating the apps. Apple blocked access to the network identification information with little/no warning. No third party (non-Apple) apps can access that information anymore in iOS 11. Those affected are asking for either a way for those who know what they’re doing to re-enable access to that info or to have a way for app developers to certify their network management apps so they can access this info for network management/monitoring purposes. Apple has not even acknowledged the petition or requests.
        The greater point is that it’s another example of Apple ignoring the needs of business professionals (IT, designers, videographers, etc.) by leaving hardware for years without updates (i.e. Mac Pro) and allowing professional level software to languish, and here, just blocking capabilities with no recourse or discussion.
        I can’t believe I’ll have to switch to an Android phone to get these capabilities back. I could buy an Android tablet, but I need the tools with me all the time.

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