Approximately three months after its release, Apple’s iOS 11 has been gaining worldwide recognition. At the moment, 65% of the world’s iPhones and iPads owners have switched to the new operating system.
However, comparing to Apple’s previous OS spread, the rate of adoption of the iOS 11 remains a bit lower than was the corresponding indicator for the iOS 10 after a similar period of distribution (76%). As recorded by App Store, for January 18, 2018, 28% of all iOS devices remained with the iOS 10. The earlier versions account for 7% of the devices.
The reasons for the above-mentioned difference in the pace of adoption of the two of Apple’s OSs are still somewhat uncertain, but there are already a few versions to explain the phenomenon.
One and probably the most realistic reason may be the recently revealed bugs in some later versions of the iOS 11 discovered by the company’s security system. They were found not in the iOS 11, but in the versions iOS 11.0.3 and 11.2.
Another reason is the controversy with slowing down iPhones with each iOS upgrade (the fact was recently confirmed by Apple).
The event probably compelled part of users to remain on the older versions in order to keep the high performance of their iPhones. However, Tim Cook says that the next update of the iOS 11 will make it possible for the users to handle the performance of their handsets in accordance with their needs.
Whatever the reasons, the Apple iOS fragmentation index is still considerably lower than Android’s. The company’s reading of January 8 reports that Android 8.0 Oreo has been installed on a modest 0.7% of all handsets, while most devices are still using older versions such as Android Lollipop and Marshmallow.
The iOS 11.2.5 Public Beta 7 for developers has been released. Mac Rumours ensures that it fixes the bug that allowed malicious links to freeze the Messages.
Meanwhile, we are looking forward to meet Apple’s next iOS version, which will be probably called as iOS 12 at the next WWDC conference this year.