Apple’s iOS 12 now installed on nearly 90 percent of compatible devices

Apple has updated iOS statistics that show iOS 12 adoption rates have reached 88% on compatible devices, roughly one month before the release of iOS 13.

Amber Neely for AppleInsider:

Apple has updated their adoption statistics on their developer page, showing that 90 percent of devices introduced in the last 4 years are now using iOS 12. The remaining 10 percent is split between iOS 11 (seven percent) and earlier operating systems (three percent.)

According to the data, iOS 12 is installed on 88 percent of all iOS 12-compatible devices… Earlier operating systems are likely iOS 9, which left behind the iPad 2 and the original iPad mini.

MacDailyNews Take: For comparison with Fragmandroid, Android Pie, released over a year ago on August 6, 2018, is installed on a mere 10.4% of compatible Android devices.


  1. Pro-Android critics say it’s easier for Apple to get all of its installed devices updated with iOS because Apple is constantly losing market share. For smartphones, Android OS would have to be updated on about ten-billion smartphones to Apple’s 900 million which would be an impossible task. Alphabet says in 2021, Apple will only need to update about 200 million iPhones because that’s how small Apple’s market share will be after trying to sell $1000 iPhones. Wall Street is pretty much in agreement with those figures.

    I don’t think I’ve ever heard anyone who had an Android smartphone know or even care what version Android OS was on their smartphone. They just know they got it for a whole lot cheaper than the cost of an iPhone.


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