Earlier this week, Apple started seeding its devices with iOS 12.0.1 saying it fixed the weird charging issue, WiFi connectivity problem and Bluetooth unavailability through the software update. The strategy appears to have paid off as half of all Apple mobile devices are now running iOS 12, as are 53 percent of devices introduced in the last four years, according to the latest data from Apple. As the figure below shows, 40% of iOS users on the latest devices still work with iOS 11.
However, iOS 12 is being widely accepted by all its users and is available for nearly all the devices released in the past few years. While previous iterations typically introduced slowdowns in older devices when performing standard functions, the latest release is in some cases making the same functions run faster than they did under the previous operating system.
The relative hesitance to update to iOS 11, and in this way, the expedient move far from it was likely its aftereffect being a famously bug-filled operating framework.
While iOS 12 is running on 50% of the devices, iOS 11 takes the second place with 39% share of all the devices.
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So basically, if you own the device, it will have the app, and it will be free to access, which is a good deal if you ask me.
And iOS 12 is, in fact, matching the adoption rate of iOS 10, which remains one of the best version, released by Apple.
It is likely that the faster adoption pace of iOS 12 is down to Apple's decision to make the release focus more on maintenance and improving performance for older hardware. Also, there are system-level optimisations and improvements that are persuading iOS users to switch to the latest update. The new version that has features such as Screen Time and Siri Shortcuts that have attracted a large number of existing Apple device users.