Thursday 14th September 2017

StatCounter research suggests iPhone users will migrate quickly to new iOS 11

    New data  shows Apple success in migrating iPhone users to latest operating systems

    StatCounter Global Stats launches new resource to analyse  breakdown of operating system versions across iOS, Android and macOS

San Francisco, CA; Thursday, 14th September, 2017:  iPhone users are likely to quickly adopt Apple’s new iOS 11 based on  current adoption analysis , according to new OS version stats StatCounter launched today.

iOS 11 is scheduled to be released from Tuesday. StatCounter has 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.

It found 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.

StatCounter Global Stats is a free to all application which allows media, developers, analysts and all those interested in monitoring who is winning the battle to control the internet. It provides monthly and daily updates by individual country or region categorised by browser, operating systems, search, mobile v desktop, device vendor and social media. 

StatCounter’s ( core business is to provide companies, agencies, bloggers, self-employed and charities with the data to measure visitor activity on their website, blog or forum. Its research arm StatCounter Global Stats grew out of the volume of research material it was able to harness from 10 billion page views per month to more than two million websites.

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.

iOS Version Market Share

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.

Android Version Market Share

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.

macOS Version Market Share

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Press queries:

Ronnie Simpson, Simpson Consulting


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