Apple says iOS 11 is now installed on 52 percent of iOS devices. Apple shared those stats on Tuesday on its App Store support page for developers. It’s the first time Apple has shared official statistics about the new operating system since its release.
iOS 11 is installed on 52 percent of devices, while 38 percent are still running iOS 10, and 10 percent of devices are still running an earlier version of iOS.
Previously, the only installation stats were from analytics firm Mixpanel, which indicates installation for Apple’s latest and greatest mobile operating system is at around 66 percent, as of Monday. Apple’s stats come from their App Store, while Mixpanel tracks user interactions with web and mobile applications.
While iOS 11 adoption has been slower than the previous version, iOS 10, saw last year, adoption has begun to accelerate following the iOS 11.1 update. Adoption should also accelerate with the release of the iPhone X last week.
The update included bug and security fixes, new emoji (which, to be honest was likely the real draw for updaters), and also brought back the 3D Touch App Switcher which allows users to access the App Switcher by performing a Force Touch on the left edge of the iPhone’s display.
iOS 11.2 is also likely to lead to additional installations, as it will bring the promised Apple Pay Cash feature, which will allow person-to-person payments via iMessage.