On September 19th, iOS 13 reached the public. A week has passed and it seems that for the moment the adoption of the new operating system by users is going well. According to data from Mixpanel, 20% of users already use this latest version on their iPhone.
Mixpanel gets its data from different applications that use the Mixpanel API to track downloads and usage data. Based on this you can see which version of iOS users are using. So far, with the exception of the official data shown by Apple, it is the most reliable source in this regard.
According to Mixpanel data, 20.27% of users have upgraded to iOS 13 or higher. This is slightly higher than iOS 12 at this time last year, to put things in context.
This year has been somewhat peculiar in terms of operating system launches. Last September 19th, iOS 13 arrived for all users, but as we have seen this week, iPadOS and iOS 13.1 have been released as well. This is something that directly influences the adoption of iOS . On the one hand many users have preferred to wait for iOS 13.1 for another week as a precaution to avoid possible problems with the initial version. On the other hand the adoption has not been so abrupt because this year iPad was not included, which has been updated separately one week later thanks to iPadOS.
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Anyway, we’ll have to wait for official data from Apple to see what the actual adoption has been. Although Mixpanel is not usually very far from the official figures, Apple’s figures help us to put things in context with previous years, as the measurement factors remain constant over time.