It is normal for many people to install iOS 16 as soon as it appears available for download, but It seems that this year the rate of adoption of the new iOS is being as never seen. There are several developers who report installation rates that have rarely been seen, even surpassing the share of iOS 15, albeit just by the hair.
In some applications there are already more iOS 16 users than iOS 15
Christian Selig, developer responsible for the Reddit Apollo client for iOS, has revealed that the share of app users using iOS 16 is 49.3%. That of iOS 15, 49.1%, 0.2% less. But the fact that there are already more users of iOS 16 than of iOS 15 is quite an achievement knowing that iOS 16 is only eight days old:
Dang that did not take long, iOS 16 usage has already surpassed iOS 15 usage in Apollo. iOS 14 usage fell in half too. pic.twitter.com/RgeLFdyA5C
— Christian Selig (@ChristianSelig) September 18, 2022
Analytics are also beginning to investigate that adoption, and Mixpanel already has estimates that indicate that 22% of all iPhone users already use iOS 16. 68% would continue with iOS 15, the remaining 12% would use iOS 14 or an earlier version.
The iMore medium, which has compiled this data, bets that this stronger desire to update they are motivated by the news of the platform. We all want that lock screen, and those who use iMessage on a daily basis (the United States, especially) also want to be able to edit and delete those messages that have already been sent.
Little by little we will see more specific estimates in this regard, but once again: this rate of installations so large is a sign that Apple continues to win in what Android costs more. And that is that its user community always seeks to be updated to the latest version and thus avoid fragmentation between versions That discourages developers. Of course, the arrival of iPhone 14s with iOS 16 pre-installed will also help.