Apple users are usually pretty quick to adopt to software updates on their devices, and the upgrade path for iPhones and iPads have made it simple for the average user to download and install them with ease. Apple knows this, and works with its developers to get the latest OS releases and support to consumers as quickly as possible. This usually results in app updates in the masses around the time of an OS update, and with iOS 9 around the corner, it’s due for an update again.
But, Apple in its App Store developer page on Tuesday, released interesting figures on how quickly users adapt to operating system changes. In their post, Apple noted that 87 percent of users have the latest iOS 8 on their devices. This includes all versions and variants of iOS 8, and shows that users are updating and adopting quickly. This makes it interesting as iOS 9 will be released in the next week or so.
In their findings, Apple noted that users usually upgrade at the time of an OS release, and usually when a new operating system comes out, around 75 to 80 percent of users have the previous version of the OS installed on their devices. This is a big difference than the Android world, where the most recent version of Android is around 5 percent, and numerous other versions depend on the device and phone/carrier. Android users only adopt when they are tech enthusiasts for the most part, or when their carriers push an update to them.
With iOS 9 due next week or possibly sooner, users will download it in mass numbers from Apple. It has a large number of new features, and it should certainly entertain users and present them with amazing new features.