- New adoption statistics for iOS published on Apple’s developer website reveal iOS 11 is installed on 76 percent of all compatible iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch models, a share that has increased by 11 percent since the start of this year.
- The developer website’s chart shows 19 percent of iOS 11-compatible devices are still running iOS 10 compared to the 76 percent running iOS 11 itself.
- Another 5 percent of devices are noted as running earlier versions of iOS, but this figure was not broken down further.
- Unlike third-party sources, Apple gleans its data from App Store visits to provide a more accurate representation of iOS adoption figures.
- iOS 11 has seen respectable uptake by consumers, but the OS still lags behind its predecessors.
- Though it carries a number of desirable features, like an iPad-centric user interface improvements, ARKit support and Apple Pay Cash, iOS 11 has been beset with software bugs ranging from usability issues to security vulnerabilities.
More recently, researchers discovered a glaring HomeKit flaw in iOS 11.2 that granted unauthorized access to internet-connected devices controlled by Apple’s smart home platform. Apple patched the hole by disabling guest accounts before permanently fixing the problem in a subsequent iOS release.