According to new OS version stats StatCounter launched today, iPhone handset holders are likely to quickly adopt Apple’s new iOS 11 based on current adoption analysis. The mobile OS according to the report is scheduled to be released from Tuesday.
StatCounter added a breakdown of the various versions of iOS, Android and Mac operating systems used to access the internet to its Global Stats research tool. Finding out that over 70% of Apple’s iPhone internet usage is currently through its last operating system (iOS 10.3), while just 12.6% of Google’s Android usage is via its most recent version.
“We’ve added breakdowns of iOS, Android and Mac versions in response to requests from developers and analysts,” commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter.
The new data finds that 71.4% of iOS internet usage worldwide is through 10.3 with 8.6% via the previous 10.2 version and 7.7% by 9.3.
In the Android space just 12.6% of internet usage is via its latest 7.0 Nougat; 33.3% is through 6.0 Marshmallow OS, with 20.9% via 5.1 Lollipop. Meanwhile, Apple is less effective in migrating Mac users compared to mobile with 48.9% of Mac internet usage through its latest macOS Sierra; 22.8% via OS X El Capitan and 16% through OS X Yosemite.