In just 48 hours, Apple is about to release next-generation software updates for all of its devices at WWDC 2020. All the focus will be on iOS 14, and what new features it will bring to the iPhone. Before the official release of iOS 14, the figures given by Apple indicate how many people in the world use iOS 13.
According to data on Apple's developer webpage, 92% of iPhones launched in the past four years run on iOS 13. Of the iPhones launched in the past four years, only 7% are running on iOS 12, and only 2% are running on iOS 12. In the past four years, 7% of iPhones run iOS 12, while 2% run earlier versions of iOS.
If it must be compared with Google and Android OS updates, then Apple is still ahead of its competitors. Google has stopped releasing its Android distribution and has not released it for almost a year. But Android 10 is Google's last major operating system update and cannot be as popular as Apple's operating system.
This is also due to the fact that OEMs are relatively slow in updating smartphones to the latest OS updates. Therefore, even if users want to use the latest Android version, they must wait until the brand officially launches the version.
iPhone users are very eager to upgrade to the latest operating system updates, and these numbers support this hypothesis. Even people with old iPhones can run the latest operating system updates. 81% of iPhones released four years ago run iOS 13 on them. About 13% of users have iOS 12, while only 6% of iPhone users have an early version of iOS.
For iPad users, this number is also encouraging because 93% of the iPads released in the last four years run iPadOS. Only 5% of iPad users have not upgraded to iPadOS and continue to use iOS 12, while only 1% of users have an early version of iOS. Considering iPad users, 73% of users run iPad OS, 16% of users run iOS 12, and only 1% of users run old versions of iOS.
This is Apple's second iOS installation number this year. The last time this was done was in January, when iOS 13 was installed on 77% of iPhones and iPadOS was installed on 79% of iPads.