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iOS 12 Adoption

Now that iOS 12 has been released for three weeks, let’s take a look at its adoption.

iOS 12 adoption by Mixpanel on 10/9

The table lists how many days does each version (since iOS 7) took to passed 25%, its previous version, 50%, and 75%. The Final% means its adoption date at the day its next version released.

Version Release 25% Cross 50% 75% Final % Source
iOS 12 2018/9/17 6️⃣ +10 4️⃣ +17 4️⃣ +19 ? ? 📈
iOS 11 2017/9/19 5️⃣ +7 5️⃣ +20 5️⃣ +26 4️⃣ +90 🥉 90.81% 📈
iOS 10 2016/9/13 4️⃣ +4 🥉 +16 🥉 +18 🥉 +89 🥈 91.27% 📈
iOS 9 2015/9/16 🥈 +3 🥈 +8 🥈 +11 🥈 +68 5️⃣ 86.36% 📈
iOS 8 2014/9/17 🥈 +3 6️⃣ +27 6️⃣ +32 5️⃣ +146 4️⃣ 90.50% 📈
iOS 7 2013/9/18 🥇 +1 🥇 +3 🥇 +3 🥇 +33 🥇 95.06% 📈

Data collected from Mixpanel Trends.


iOS 12

There are numerous factors contributing to the trends and I don’t plan to discuss here. However, while iOS 12 is probably the most stable version in recent years, its adoption rate is not growing the fastest compared to iOS history. It’s still remarkable that an OS with this large user base has half user upgrade within three weeks.