Apple recently updated its official adoption numbers for iOS 14, and it can still boast some good metrics. Officially iOS 14 is installed on 81% of all iPhones released from 2016 to 2020. That is: in the iPhone X, 8 and all subsequent generations, including the iPhone SE.
In this same group, 17% of devices continue to run iOS 13, and the remaining 2% run previous versions of the system. If we look at the adoption of iOS 14 over iPhones of all generations, then the percentage drops to 74% while iOS 13 users stay at 18%
Three out of four modern iPads running iPadOS 14
There are also iPad adoption numbers: 75% of the latest generations of four-year-olds use iPadOS 14. 22% use iPadOS 13 while the remaining 3% use iOS 12 or earlier. Taking all iPads into account, the percentage of iPadOS 14 users drops to 61% and the percentage of iPadOS 13 users drops slightly to 21%. The remaining 18% are running older versions of the system.
Apple is measuring these adoption numbers based on how much users access the App Store, and there’s no way to compare them with last year since it’s the first time there has been. has a data update in mid-December. In any case, these are very good numbers compared to the permanent fragmentation of Android, the competition’s mobile system. Without a doubt widget and customization fever made many users upgrade
Apple’s mission is to ensure that the maximum number of users are always using the most recent version of the system on their devices. Not only for security and compatibility: it is a good way to motivate developers so that your applications can be integrated with the latest advances in the platform.