If history is any indication (and it always is in situations like this), we are probably about four months away from the official release of the first developer beta for the next major version of Apple’s mobile operating system.
After that, the Cupertino-based technology giant will need about three more months to deliver stable iOS 15 goods to a long list of eligible phones, which means the company still has plenty of time to boost iOS 14 adoption rates before they inevitably begin to decline.
Incredibly, however, the latest OS build already sits on 86 percent of all devices introduced in the past four years, as well as 80 percent of the overall worldwide total, according to official new figures published on Apple’s dev-focused web pages. Measured by the App Store on February 24, these absolutely stunning shares are up from 81 and 72 percent respectively back on December 15, 2020.
That may not sound like a huge advance in just over two months, but that’s because iOS 14 had gotten off to a great start three months before that date and maintained an incredible adoption rate between September and December of last year.
In case you were wondering, iOS 13 was just sitting at 77 percent for four years and 70 percent for all of 2020 around this time last year, but by June 2020, that rate had risen to 92 percent and 81 percent, respectively. That means iOS 14 should be able to easily surpass those two figures by the time the first adventurous iPhone users get to try out iOS 15.
Apple’s iPadOS 14 adoption scores are slightly lower, but they are nothing to write home about either: they have risen from 75 and 61 percent before the holidays to 84 and 70 percent now, which also compares very favorably with iPadOS 13’s 79 and 57 percent at the end of January 2020.
Apple shares latest stunning iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 adoption numbers