iOS 11 adoption rate hits 40% within 2 weeks of release

With iOS 11.1 already looming on the horizon, Apple’s latest operating system has reached a decent adoption rate of 40%. This figure is still less than that of iOS 10 at the same time.

iOS 11 adoption rate climbs steadily

iOS 11 update is now installed on an approximate 40% of all iOS devices. This figure is based on data starting from its release date on September 19 to October 3.

iOS 11 adoption rate

This is less than the one of iOS 10 when we compare their release dates. There’s a difference of 2% between these two operating systems, which is huge considering iOS is used by billions of users.

Hence, a 2% difference means hundreds of thousands of devices haven’t updated yet.

Why is iOS 11’s adoption rate slow?

Apple’s latest firmware update has been marred by performance and battery drain issues ever since it was released. Therefore, a lot of users are still sticking to the tried and tested iOS 10 firmware.

1. Poor performance

iOS 11’s performance has been pretty poor thus far. This problem is noticeable on devices that are older than the iPhone 7. Moreover, battery life is not up to the mark.


There are also many UI glitches and bugs present throughout the operating system.

2. Poor sales of iPhone 8/8+

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus haven’t been selling well. These smartphones come with iOS 11 and hence a decline in sales further drive the adoption rate down.

The users who own an iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 plus are still using their old devices. Even those users who own an iPhone 6s or below are refusing to upgrade or will purchase the iPhone X when it comes out.

3. iPhone X is not out yet

iPhone X, the flagship device of Apple, comes loaded with iOS 11 and is yet to be released. Since a lot of people are still waiting for the iPhone X, the adoption rate of iOS 11 is bound to take a hit.


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