The good growth rate of iOS 13 and iPadOS is still evident — 2022

A few days ago we received new updates on the iPhone, iPad and other Apple equipment. iOS 13.3.1 and iPadOS 13.3.1 are another stepping stone in the intermediate versions since version 13 was originally released in the fall. Since then, a majority of users have updated their respective devices.

80% of recent iPhone and iPad are already on iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

Taking as a source App Store support website From Apple, we can get some interesting data regarding the adoption rate of the new iPhone and iPad operating systems. On devices that are 4 years old or less, we see that only 17% are still on iOS 12. This means that a vast majority of the 77% have already opted to update to iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. The remaining 6% have versions of iOS 11 or earlier.

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If we focus on figures relating to all iPhones compatible with iOS 13, from the iPhone 6s and SE, we see that the 70% You already have the latest versions of the system. Only 23% and 7% remain on iOS 12 and earlier, respectively. As far as iPad less than four years old is concerned, the 70% have iPadOS . Of the total iPad we see that it is 57%.

These figures reflect good growth in new Apple mobile systems, especially noteworthy in the last quarter. this is a beat practically identical to the one that got iOS 12 last year around this time. On that occasion, 78% of devices less than four years old were updated.

Is iPadOS data bad?

The iOS 13 update brought considerable news despite not being a revolutionary version. However, the main focus of Apple's attention was on iPadOS, which has meant that for the first time the iPad has its own operating system despite continuing to start from the same base as iOS.

In previous years there weren't such exact figures on the adoption of iOS on an iPad, so we don't have anything concrete to look at to compare the current iPadOS data. It is true that 70% of recent iPads already have it installed, but the figure for 57% of the total is much lower than that recorded by iPhones.

It is evident that the novelties of iPadOS have liked everyone and they are a good first step in differentiating Apple's tablets, but perhaps not as much emphasis has been placed on reaching out to older iPad users.

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However, even if it is a mere assumption, it can be understood that users with older iPads do not update to iPadOS. The main reason for this is that most of them do not use the iPad for productivity but for leisure, sometimes being devices for family use at home and that do not require the latest updates to view multimedia content or play games, for example. Therefore it is even understandable that some have not even realized the existence of iPadOS.

In any case, in summary, we see how users end up agreeing with Apple that can updating a device regularly is a great advantage . This is something that Android cannot boast of on all its devices, despite already being a very mature system and on a par with iOS in many cases.