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iOS 10 Adoption Rate Slightly Higher Than iOS 9

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iOS 10 is running on about 50 percent of all compatible devices including iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Apple released its latest mobile operating system on Sept. 13, which brings new features and performance enhancements. Since the release of iOS 10, the adoption rate has improved steadily.

iOS 10 was installed on 14.5 percent of Apple devices just within one day of its release. After a week, the operating system was installed on about 34 percent of iDevices including the newly launched iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus.

Stats firm Mixpanel has revealed that 48.16 percent of all iOS 10 compatible devices are running on the new operating system. The company also unveiled that the adoption rate of iOS 10 is higher than iOS 9, which was installed on 47.79 percent of compatible devices in just about two weeks of release.

The adoption rate of iOS 10 is significantly high in comparison to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Till Sept. 5, the latest Android operating system, which was initially released in September 2015, was installed on only 18.7 percent of Android phones. Android Lollipop was the most commonly used Android operating system till Sept. 5.

However, it is worth noting that Apple does not have to wait for carriers to release the iOS update, unlike Android updates. iOS compatible devices get a software update soon after Apple releases it.

Although iOS 10 adoption rate has been impressive, many people were wary of installing the new operating system because of several issues reported by users. Many iPhone and iPad owners complained of poor battery performance after installing iOS 10 on their devices.

"Has anyone noticed any problems with battery life since updating to iOS 10? My 6s has been down to 10 to 20 percent for several days in a row by 4 p.m. with only 2 to 3 hours of usage. Safari took 32 percent of my battery today in 39 minutes. I'm on iOS 10.0.1," complained a Redditor.

"Came here to see if anyone had the same problem. [Thirty percent] left after 2 hours of usage and 4 hours of standby. Used to charge every day. Now it's twice a day," wrote an iPad owner.

According to Apple, iOS 9 was running on 88 percent of all compatible devices on Sept. 12, which is just before the release of iOS 10. Apple had also announced that iOS 9 had the fastest adoption rate ever.

"iOS 9 is also off to an amazing start, on pace to be downloaded by more users than any other software release in Apple's history," said Philip Schiller, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.

It has just been about two weeks since iOS 10 was released. It remains to be seen if iOS 10 has the fastest adoption rate in the near term.

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