Apple has always been leading the pack when it comes to software adoption level, and the company seems to have just proved that once again with the iOS. Apple’s iOS 11 was released on September 19 and ever since, more than 25% of the users have already switched to the new OS. The numbers from analytics platform called Mixpanel still pegs the number as less since the iOS 10 had reached an adoption rate of 37% in just six days.
As per the graph, the adoption rate is increasing by 2-3% per day since the last seven days and thus has now reached 26.57%. Interestingly the adoption rate has dropped by 2% today, and this is perhaps due to the bugs that need to be sorted out. Not a big thing but still a decrease in the adoption rate is fancy enough to catch ones attention. That being said Mixpanel is a third party analytics company and discrepancies in data shouldn’t come as a surprise.
It’s noteworthy that Apple has already issued an update for the iOS 11, one that fixes the broken Microsoft email and disallows users to send email from any Microsoft email servers. Apple has been leveraging the adoption rates and comparing with Android in almost all of its events. For the sake of context, Android Nougat which was released last year around is only being used by 16.8 percent. This time around OEM’s have been promising an update to the Android Oreo and hopefully with this in place, the adoption rate should scale up.
On a related note, Apple’s adoption rates have always been higher since it doesn’t have to deal with a multitude of OEMs. For instance, all the devices using iOS are manufactured and supported by Apple, and this just makes it easy for them to roll out updates in a timely fashion.