iOS 9 has been release for about 24 hours and some people has updated their iPhone/iPad/iPod touch to experience new features of iOS 9. According to multiple analytics companies that are tracking iOS 9 adoption rates, iOS users are installing Apple’s latest operating system at roughly the same pace iOS 8 was installed last year, which means, it did not surpass iOS 8 in adoption rate in the first day.
From MacRumors, Mixpanel’s live iOS 9 tracking site suggests iOS 9 is now installed on approximately 12.60 percent of devices, which is in line with iOS 8 adoption rates in 2014. Two years ago, iOS 7 saw much quicker adoption rates than we’re seeing with iOS 9, but that is not surprising as iOS 7 marked the last major design update to the operating system. iOS 8 and iOS 9 brought many new features, but few visual changes.
“iOS 9 has received 12% adoption in the last 24 hours and is being adopted similar to iOS 8 last year. This kind of adoption took Android’s latest operating system, Lollipop, in comparison 5 months to achieve. One huge advantage Apple got right this year over last year was that the update is much smaller than last year (3.5x smaller) < Apple has empathy for its users who have nearly maxed out the space on their phones. However, one issue for it being substantially slow compared to iOS 7 is that servers are having trouble keeping up right now as people update.”
What is surprising is that iOS 9 adoption is not outpacing iOS 8 adoption because iOS 9 has a much smaller installation size. While iOS 8 required 4.58 GB to install, iOS 9 only requires 1.3 GB, making it much more accessible to users who have little space open on their devices. Plus, iOS 9 has more new features and bug fixes for iOS 8. Perhaps, some people just wait for the testers to reflect that iOS 9 is stable to use.