Everyone knows the sorry initial showing racked up for iOS 10. In fact, it adoption rates for 10 fell far short of the adoption records set by iOS 6, 7, and 9.
But now there’s this news: Fiksu’s iOS tracker reveals that the adoption rate for iOS 10 has recently been accelerating; in fact, it added about 20 percentage points to hit 57 percent of the iPhones and iPads in the firm’s sampling.
The reasons, according to Fiksu?
A few factors could be involved, notes the company:
While iOS 10 doesn’t have a “must have” feature to really drive up adoption rates, users have had time to see the update in action and hear from friends and family, and may be deciding that UI updates, improved Siri and Maps, and the ability to get rid of those stock apps on your home screen are really worth the upgrade after all.
“As you’d expect, that boosts the stats of more recent launches a bit. iOS 10 for example, went from 27.8 percent to 31.5 percent on day 7 and 35.3 percent to 40.1 percent on day 14. The most recent stat – day 20 – went from 49.4 percent to 57.1 percent,” said spokesman Jeremy Sacco.
And the future?
“If this uptick is more than just a temporary change, it indicates good news for Apple going into the crucial holiday season,” explained Sacco. “It may mean more iPhone 7s and 7 Pluses are going to be showing up in our trackers soon, and it probably means the public reaction to iOS 10 is going to stay strong.”