iOS 10 was first introduced at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference in June 2016 and the latest version of Apples’ mobile operating system quickly caused a flurry of excitement among iOS fans and tech experts thanks its large number of new features ranging from a redesigned lock screen to a revamped Messages experience.
It’s been nine months since iOS 10 was officially released to the public and Apple has always been trying to expand iOS 10’s availability since then. It appears that Apple’s effort has been paid off. According to Apple, iOS 10 is now installed on 76 percent of active iOS devices, while iOS 9 now stands at 18 percent.
iOS 10 has seen a significant growth in terms of adoption over the holiday period. In November 2015, 63 percent of devices were running iOS 10. According to tech experts, an adoption rate of 76 percent under 4 months of availability is impressive, beating the record previously set by iOS 9.
The increase in adoption rate could be due to the release of iOS 10.2 in December 2016. The new update includes several new features. Accordingly, there is a new TV app for the fourth generation Apple TV that replaces Video app. The new TV app allows you to play all your purchases from iTunes and includes the new “Watch Now” section. iOS 10.2 also includes over 70 new emoji while redesigning and updating a lot of old ones.
Around this time last year, iOS 9 was installed on 75 percent of active devices, so iOS 10 adoption rates have surpassed iOS 9 adoption rates during the same period. According to sources, iOS 10 will continue to grow in the coming months thanks to the release of iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, which come pre-installed with iOS 10. Apple is expected to release the first beta of iOS 10.3 this month with some new features and bug fixes.
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