08 November 2019
It has been a few weeks since iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 became available for public usage and if you are wondering how many users have upgraded, Apple has some answers for you. Exactly 50% of all iPhones out there are running iOS 13 and as for iPadOS 13, it is installed on a relatively smaller 33% of all the iPads.
Apple has shared these latest adoption rate figures on the official Apple Developer Support website. These figures are essentially meant for developers so that they can decide which iOS/iPadOS versions to target while developing apps and games. It took only 26 days for iOS 13 to reach the halfway mark which is impressive but slightly longer than last year's 23 days. The remaining distribution chart shows iOS 12 is available on 41% devices and earlier versions are still running on 9% devices.
As for iPhones released in the last four years, iOS 13 adoption rate is even better and is at the 55% mark. It shows 38% of users are on iOS 12 and 7% of users are running any of the previous iOS versions. It is not surprising to see so many devices running the latest iOS version and that too in such a short amount of time. On the contrary, Google has not released Android adoption rate data since May 2019 but considering recent online reports, the latest Android 10 version is available only on a handful of devices.
Apple's official data further shows that iPadOS 13 is available on 33% of devices but if we consider iPads released within the last four years, the adoption rate increases to 41% mark. These adoption rates even more impressive considering that initial iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 releases were quite bug-ridden. Since the first release, Apple has been busy pushing out updates to fix known issues and make the software stable and better for daily usage.