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iOS 17 adoption isn’t as fast as iOS 16’s but iPadOS 17 is ahead of iPadOS 16

February 5, 2024


Apple has published some new adoption rate numbers for its mobile operating systems, and they reveal an interesting situation where the trajectories of iOS 17 and iPadOS 17 compared to their predecessors are practically opposite.

iOS 17 adoption is trailing iOS 16 adoption around the same time last year. The new version is already on 76% of iPhones introduced in the last four years. That’s compared to 81% for iOS 16 at a similar point in time. Sure, the difference isn’t huge but it’s there – perhaps people don’t consider iOS 17 and its subsequent point updates as important as they did iOS 16 a year ago?