One of the strengths that Apple promotes whenever it can is iOS updates; and how many devices in the world are running the latest version of their mobile operating system. The good news for Apple is that those numbers are usually very good. And the latest update from Apple partly continues that trend. Apple released iOS 14 to the public in September. Now, according to the company, the mobile operating system is now installed on more than 81% of iPhones that were released in the last four years.
81% of iPhones in the last 4 years use iOS 14
This is actually the first time Apple has published the iOS 14 adoption rate since releasing the new software.
Based on the data, as you can see from the image at the top, 81% of iPhones released in the last four years are running the latest version of iOS. Meanwhile, the number of iPhones running iOS 13 has dropped to just 17%. And devices with older versions of the operating system are now down to just 2 percent.
Meanwhile, when we look at the broader world of iPhones, we see that 72% of all iPhones are running iOS 14. That’s probably the number Apple would lean on the most, because that means that even the oldest phones, those introduced in the last four years are also running the latest version of the operating system. Still, 18 percent of all iPhones in the world (registered by Apple) run iOS 13, and 10% run older versions of the operating system.
Apple confirmed that 75% of all iPads introduced in the last four years run iPadOS 14. Meanwhile, 61% of all existing iPads run the latest version of the operating system, which is also impressive. 22% of iPads introduced in the last four years are running iPadOS 13, while across all iPads in the world it is only 21%. And finally, of the iPads introduced in the last four years, only 3% are running older versions of iPadOS, while 18% of all iPads on the market are running older versions.
The results are quite impressive for Apple. iOS 14 has been well received thus far, so it’s not that surprising that people on it are installing it.