iOS’ latest version has hit a low adoption point, but it is still way ahead of Android

The latest version of Apple's mobile operating system, iOS 11.

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The latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system, iOS 11.
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A new post published on Apple’s developers page reveals that the latest version of the company’s mobile operating system (OS), iOS 11, has been installed on 52% of devices.

As The Verge first noted, that’s a decrease over the previous version, iOS 10, and iOS 9 before that: The former reached about 60% of devices in roughly the same timespan, while iOS 9 hit 67% in about two months.

A number of bugs have afflicted iOS 11 over the last 90 days, so the lower adoption rate could at least partly be explained by that.

There’s also the fact that iOS 11 was an update mostly aimed at iPads, so iPhone customers – who make up for the vast majority of iOS users – may have felt less need to push the upgrade button.

However, when things are put in perspective, iOS is still far ahead of its main competitor, Android, whose latest version was at a meager 0.2% as of last month.