The adoption rate of iOS 16 reaches almost 69% for iPhones

Reports indicate that more users are quickly adopting the iOS 16 update as the latest data shows that iOS is faster than Android in terms of the number of users using the latest and greatest software.

According to data from Mixpanel, iOS 16 is now on 68.95% of iPhones. The new iOS, which will be released in September, brings a wealth of new features to iPhone users.

The iOS 16 adoption rate reached almost 69% for iPhones

Reports indicate that iOS 16 adoption continues to grow as users look for the new features that arrived with the update. Spotted by 9to5Macreports from the company Mixpanel, a third-party analytics firm, state that iOS 16 is now on 68.95% of iPhones.

Currently, 24.78% of all iPhones are running iOS 15, while 6.27% of all iPhones are running slightly earlier. Sources also note that while Apple maintains and provides its own analytics regarding iOS adoption, the company has not yet released any information on the latest iOS adoption rates.

Regarding Android, the report notes that while Android 13 is the latest update, estimates suggest that 27% of devices are currently running Android 11. On the other hand, Android 12, a year-old operating system, is still on 13.3% of devices. Naturally, 9to5Mac notes that Google no longer publishes its numbers through its developer tool Android Studio.

Looking at the features

Given that iOS 16 offers users a wealth of new features, it’s no surprise that many are eager to take advantage of the latest updates. In addition to the new lock screen, iOS 16 also brought the ability to undo iMessages and emails, a full-screen music player, order tracking through the Wallet app, and more.

In addition, if 9to5Mac observers, Apple now allows users to stay on older versions of iOS while still receiving security updates. For example, with the release of iOS 16, Apple promoted the installation of iOS 15.7.

Of course, iOS 16.2 will also be released later this month and will also bring new features to iPhone users. The latest iOS brings 5G to India and the Health app also gets a new Lock Screen widget. Of course, the new Apple Music Sing feature also comes with the latest update. Apple also releases the Freeform collaboration tool via the update.

Reports suggest that the new iOS 16.2 update will be released next week, probably December 12.

Of course, users can always see if an update is available by navigating to Settings > General > Software Update.

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