On the basis of data from MixPanel, iOS 15 is now installed on approximately 60% of iPhone, iPod, and iPad touch models globally.
To reach this figure of 58% iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 took 80 days, since iOS 15 release in September 2021.
For a better understanding, iOS 14 is not installed on 36 percent of iOS devices and shows that the rate of adoption of iOS 15 is extremely impressive although it was thought to be slow initially because of the fear of the scanning capabilities.
iOS 15 adoption: 58 percent of devices within just over 80 days
iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 have attained a 90% acceptance rate within seven months after their release, according to Mixpanel.
Apple revealed the following information in Feb 2021: iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 were used on 86 percent of iPhones and iPadOS 14 is on 80 percent of the iPads that were introduced within the last four years.
iOS 15 had a slightly more rapid rollout than the updates to the operating system over the last couple of years, but it has also experienced a fair portion of delays in the rollout of features.
Certain features such as SharePlay, App Privacy Report, and the Wallet IDs feature, among others, were removed from the initial iOS 15 update and later were added to iOS 15.1. Digital driver’s license, as well as IDs in Wallet, is a different feature that has not yet been available and was just moved to 2022.
On December 13, 2021, Apple released iOS 15.2 Release Candidate for developers. This version comes with new features that include Apple Music Voice Plan, App Privacy Report and Messages Communication Safety for children, Digital Legacy for Apple ID macro photo control on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max as well as TV app design updates, and more.
Apple also included an updated “parts and service history” section to iOS 15.2 The new section will provide information about repairs to the iPhone and the use of third-party and genuine parts. The update to the software is expected to be made available to the users in the coming days.
It is believed that the rate of adoption will increase with time. When you consider how iOS 14 and iPAdOS 14 were compatible with iPhone, to the compatibility of iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 versions.
Comparatively to iOS 14, iOS 15 remains a relatively small update, with the focus on giving users more control over notifications as well as updates to standard iOS apps, including Safari.
iOS 15’s release hasn’t been flawless, and some users have complained about issues that have been corrected by the subsequent iOS updates.