In the latest report about iOS adoption figures, Apple has revealed that about 60 percent of Apple devices run on iOS 10. Just to recap, iOS 10 was released on September 13 just a week after Apple announced iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
As per the report, Apple has managed to increase the adoption percentage of its latest OS version by 6 percent compared to last year.
Further, iOS 9 runs on about 32 percent of iOS devices and the remaining 8 percent of devices run on previous iOS versions which were same as last year indicating that the 6 percent gain witnessed by iOS 10 has been at the cost of iOS 9 and not previous versions.
Also, at its ‘Hello Again’ event where the company launched its new MacBook Pro lineup, Apple revealed that compared to Android, Apple has been far more efficient and quick in releasing updates.
Apple has also criticised Google for not doing enough to push adoption of latest version on Android operating system. Android 7.0 Nougat runs only on mere 0.12 percent of devices whereas Android 6.0 Marshmallow runs on about 19 percent of devices and the remaining 80 percent of devices run on Android Lollipop or earlier versions.
Well, it’s true that Apple manages to roll out the latest updates quickly to all its devices but we have to note that while Apple releases only a couple of smartphones every year, Android devices, on the other hand, are released literally on daily basis. Further, Android is entirely a different concept where Google release the source code and various OEMs then skin it with their own versions and customizations which are where a lot of time is wasted.
However, Google always manages to match Apple in releasing updates for its own devices i.e. Nexus devices or Pixel devices starting this year. So these stats showcased by apple at the ‘Hello Again’ event are not fair on part of Android as an Operating System.