Apple updates adoption numbers on App Store developer site. iOS 15 is currently on 72% of recent devices and just 63% of all compatible devices. Numbers for iPadOS are lower – 57% and 49% correspondingly.
This adoption rate is actually expected. Apple allowed users to stay on iOS 14 and receive security updates without getting the latest release.
However, it seems that now Apple is actively pushing users to update to iOS 15.
9to5Mac was able to confirm that devices running iOS 14.8 or previous versions of the operating system can no longer be updated to iOS 14.8.1. Instead, the Software Update menu only shows the iOS 15.2.1 update. Previously, iOS 15 was shown as an optional update, while users could just install iOS 14 security patches.9to5Mac
Apple Developer: App Store
- iOS 15 Now Installed on 72% of iPhones From the Last Four Years
- Apple says iOS 15 adoption is lower than usual, but here’s why
- Apple is no longer letting users stay on iOS 14 with security updates
Developer:Business as usual.
QA engineer:Business as usual.
PM/DM:Consider supporting previous iOS release longer.