Apple released iOS 15 to the general public earlier this week. While it doesn’t include all of the features Apple announced on the stage, the new software brings quite a few features to the iPhone operating system, such as live text, redesigned notification system, offline Siri, and much more. However, the lack of features seems to have hurt the iOS 15 adoption rate.
According to a report by analytics firm Mixpanel, around 8.5% of iOS users installed iOS 15 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday. For comparison, iOS 14 was installed on 14.5% of iOS users during the same time period it was released.
Remember that the dates are not official. Mixpanel measures iOS adoption based on visits to websites and apps that use its Mobile Analytics SDKs. While the data is not official, Mixpanel previously measured iOS adoption rates correctly.
One of the factors behind iOS 15’s low adoption rates may be that not all iOS 15 features are currently available. Features like SharePlay are missing from the stable version of iOS 15. In addition, iOS 15 seems to be quite buggy right now. App crashes are pretty common, and the operating system isn’t as smooth as we would have liked from a stable major release.
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