Apple at the moment up to date its iOS 15 set up numbers for the primary time since iOS 15 was launched in September, giving us an thought of what number of units are operating the most recent replace 4 months after it launched.
iOS 15 is put in on 72 % of all iPhones launched within the final 4 years. 26 % of units proceed to make use of iOS 14, and two % run an earlier model of iOS. When counting iPhones launched greater than 4 years in the past, 63 % of them run iOS 15, 30 % run iOS 14, and 7 % run an earlier model of iOS.
Set up numbers are decrease on the iPad. 57 % of all iPads launched within the final 4 years are operating iPadOS 15, whereas 39 % proceed to run iPadOS 14. 4 % run an earlier model of iPadOS. Counting all iPads, together with these launched greater than 4 years in the past, 49 % of units are operating iPadOS 15, 37 % are operating iPadOS 14, and 14 % are operating an earlier model of iPadOS.
Apple splits its set up numbers into separate teams as a result of there are nonetheless units within the wild that aren’t able to operating iOS 15 or iPadOS 15, however even when counting solely units launched within the final 4 years, the variety of units operating iOS 15 lags behind prior working system set up charges.
iOS 14, for instance, was put in on 81 % of iPhones launched within the final 4 years in December 2020, marking a a lot greater replace charge a month earlier. Even iOS 13, one other replace that noticed sluggish set up, was put in on 77 % of units by the tip of January 2020.
iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 had a number of options that didn’t arrive as anticipated when the working methods launched, corresponding to SharePlay, and Digital Legacy, and different options like iCloud Personal Relay stay in beta. Folks had been additionally delay by Apple’s anti-CSAM measures, which have been indefinitely delayed. Key iOS and iPadOS 15 options like digital IDs in Pockets and Common Management are nonetheless unavailable, however might spur folks to replace when launched sooner or later.
When iOS 15 was first launched, Apple didn’t spur folks to replace and allowed them to stay on iOS 14, providing a selection between iOS 14 and iOS 15 within the Settings app. This is also a purpose why iOS 15 adoption has lagged behind adoption charges of earlier working system updates, and Apple is now pushing iOS 14 customers to improve to iOS 15.
iOS 15 was listed as an non-compulsory replace on units operating iOS 14, however now it’s entrance and middle on units that also have iOS 14, and it’s the solely obtainable replace choice as Apple has now stopped making safety updates obtainable for units operating iOS 14. Those that need the most recent safety fixes must improve to iOS 15, as all units able to operating iOS 14 additionally assist iOS 15.