This Wednesday Apple revealed figures showing the penetration of iOS 13 – the latest version of its mobile operating system – in iPhones. And according to shared figures, three out of four iPhones launched in the past four years, already have this version.
These are even numbers below what Apple achieved last year around this time with iOS 12. However, they remain figures that embarrass Android when it comes to providing updates to their devices. Especially the older ones.
77% of iPhones launched in the last four years have iOS 13
As you can see from the chart above, 77% of iPhones launched in the last four years already use iOS 13 (equivalent to Android 10). 17% of these use iOS 12 (equivalent to Android Pie), and only 6% are still in an earlier version.
This means that, on January 27, 2020, 94% of iPhones launched in the last four years are at least in the penultimate version of the operating system. Now, on Android the story is quite different.
With a year to live (August 2019), Android Pie was on 22.6% of devices
The latest data revealed by Google dates back to August 2019, and to date Android 10 had just been released. But with a year to live, Android Pie was only at 22.6% adoption by Android devices. In comparative terms, iOS 13 took just one month to reach 50% adoption.
The truth is that Apple makes the operating system for its own devices, which makes things easier. However, Google must take a stand with the manufacturers so that, one year after launch, the adoption of an operating system is not limited to a mere 22.6%.
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