a third-party data analytics business, roughly 58 percent of all iOS devices are running iOS 15 as of Thursday, compared to around 36 percent of devices running iOS 14. Mixpanel has earlier said that the adoption of iOS 15 was slower than that of iOS 14, which was released in the fall of last year.
iOS 15 is reaching 60% adoption across all iOS devices, exactly 80 days after its public release following its initial unveiling in June 2021.
Apple does share iOS adoption statistics, but not for iOS 15. As of June 3, 2021, according to Apple’s most recent publicly available statistics, 85 percent of all smartphones were running iOS 14. All devices that were compatible with iOS 14 will be compatible with iOS 15 if they are updated. Customers running iOS 14 will continue to get essential security updates even if they do not upgrade to the most recent major iOS release.
Compared to iOS 14, iOS 15 remains a relatively modest update, focusing on providing users more controls over their notifications and updates to stock iOS apps, such as Safari. iOS 15’s rollout has not been perfect, and users have reported several bugs that have mostly been patched in subsequent iOS updates. As a refresher, check out our comprehensive iOS guide to relearn everything that was new in iOS 15.