From time to time, we have the opportunity to learn more in-depth the base of devices that Apple has managed to create around the world. More specifically, the updates that these have installed. This type of data is really useful for developers, for example, since they can use them to better know users, and know if it is worthwhile to continue offering support for old versions, or integrate functions that have appeared in the new ones.
The last time we could know this kind of information, it was almost two months ago, just at the beginning of the new year. Then, 75% of all the devices put on sale in a period of four years had already installed the latest version of the operating system. At that time, it seemed like a pretty interesting achievement, since so far no version had supported so many devices, as part of Apple’s strategy to extend the durability of its products.
However, today is the time to update this data and know the current status of the device park of the Californian company. In this case, according to MacRumors, of all devices with iOS, 80% already have the latest version of the system. As for devices less than four years old, the percentage is 83%. So that you can get an idea of what it entails, we simply have to take a look at the data of the previous versions.
With iOS 11, as of April 2018, only 76% of the devices had been reached, marking an important difference with respect to this year’s version. Some of the causes of this difference would have been the different polemics and errors that were arising around this version. Now, we just have to wait for iOS 13 to overcome the numbers of iOS 12, and not get the bad press that had iOS 11. We will have to wait for WWDC to know if it will be worth it.