Apple’s iOS 12 mobile operating system is now now installed on 53% of active iOS devices made in the last four years. Of all devices, 50% of them are running iOS 12.
Apple posted the latest installation stats on its App Store support page for developers, earlier today.
Among the remaining devices released in the last four years, 40% are running iOS 11 and 7% are running an earlier version of iOS. Among all remaining devices, 39% continue to run iOS 11 while 11% run an earlier version of the operating system.
The Apple data jibes somewhat with iOS 12 adoption data from analytics site Mixpanel. which currently says slightly over 55% of all eligible iOS devices are running Apple’s latest and greatest operating system.
iOS 12 adoption rates are ahead of iOS 11 adoption rates at this same time last year, as iOS 11 was installed on around 38.5% of devices, not hitting over 50% of devices until early November.
iOS 12 has proven to be a popular download, especially given the improvements in performance on older devices. For example, on the iPhone 6 Plus, apps launch up to 40% faster, and the virtual keyboard can appear up to 50% faster.
iOS 12 adoption will likely get another bump in the near future, as iOS 12.1 will soon be released, which will feature Group FaceTime, and eSIM functionality on iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max handsets. Although, the actual driving force behind iOS 12.1 adoption will prove to be the inclusion of new emoji.