iOS 15 adoption hits 89% of iPhones introduced within the last four years

Apple today updated its iOS 15 adoption numbers for the first time in five months, showing that iOS 15 is now running on 89% of iPhones introduced within the last four years.

iOS 15 now running on 89% of iPhones introduced within the last four years

Juli Clover for MacRumors:

When taking into account iPhones released more than four years ago, 82 percent of all devices are running ‌iOS 15‌. 14 percent are running iOS 14, and four percent are running an earlier version of iOS.

Apple last updated its ‌iOS 15‌ installation numbers in January, and adoption rates have risen since then. Back in January, just 72 percent of iPhones introduced in the last four years were running ‌iOS 15‌.

As for iPadOS, 79 percent of all iPads introduced in the last four years are running iPadOS 15, while 18 percent still have iPadOS 14 installed, and three percent are running an earlier version of iPadOS. 72 percent of all iPads, including those released more than four years ago, have ‌iPadOS 15‌ installed. 18 percent are running iPadOS 14, and 10 percent are running an earlier version of iPadOS.

MacDailyNews Take: Adoption rates of which fragmandroid peddler Google can only dream.

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  1. My little 2016 iPhone SE runs iOS 15 😏 And my 2017 10.5-inch iPad Pro (with Home button and Touch ID) runs iPad OS 15. The REAL takeaway here is not the percentage but Apple having a statistic that includes devices released more than 4 years ago. How many Android devices older than 4 years can run the latest Android? There are new devices that cannot run latest Android.

    1. Is this an informed comment or are you speculating?

      Are the latest OSes more desirable, especially when you choose to run old hardware?

      Why would a loyal mdner know or care about android? Don’t you have to lock yourself into Apple stuff exclusively to pass the membership test here?

      Many people would agree that change for the sake of change is well past the point of diminishing returns. If Apple offered a security-only software update option, with no new features, you might be surprised how many people would go for it. They are called conservatives.

      1. There is no speculation in my comment. Most Android phone makers treat the OS as just another component from an external provider. Once the phone is sold, there’s no incentive to provide software updates (except bug fixes). Apple’s advantage is controlling the software and hardware, so major software upgrades with new features can be throughly tested on older hardware. Apple’s incentive is to keep customers happy so they’ll return to buy more hardware. And you CAN choose to NOT upgrade. I kept my iPhone SE (2016) on iOS 14 for several months after iOS 15 was released, and it received security updates. My even older iPhone 5s (which I use like an iPod touch with no SIM card) runs iOS 12, and it received security updates for at least two years (and may still get them). Buying hardware that remains useful for a LONG time is being conservative.

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