IOS 13 already on 55% of iPhones, iPadOS on 41% of iPads

Ruben Fields
October 19, 2019

Sticking with iPad models launched in the last four years, 41% have iPadOS 13 installed, 51% are running iOS 12 and 8% are being driven by an older iOS version.

In comparison though, iOS 12 took 23 days to hit 50 percent user base but if you count only iPhones purchased in the last four years then iOS 13 adoption jumps to 55 percent.

iOS 13 added features like Dark Mode and a new Find My app to the iPhone, while the iPad gained a better web browser, file management app, and an updated Home screen.

iOS 13 introduces some much-needed quality of life improvements, and a tonne of bugs.

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Apple released the first statistics of iOS 13 adoption yesterday, showing off the percentage of iPhone users who have upgraded to the operating system since September 19th. Expanding the data that includes not just iPhones but iPods as well, around 50% of compatible devices are on iOS 13 while 41% are on iOS 12. Around 450 million devices are now running the latest iOS update! Only about seven percent of devices run an older version of the mobile operating system.

Speaking about the iPad, this year Apple released a dedicated iPadOS 13 for its tablets. 33% of all active iPads have also been upgraded. While 51% are on iOS 13, the remaining 16% are on the earlier versions.

Either way if you want value for money from your smartphone, Apple leads the way in OS and security updates over any Android manufacturer, despite the inherent hardware and software advantages Android has over the iPhone.

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