It was a rocky start for Apple’s latest operation system iOS 13 when it was launched for global users on September 10. Now, the tech giant has revealed that nearly half of the iPhones are now running the latest iOS 13 version. In its latest iOS adoption report, the company said this includes 55% of iPhones launched in the last four years. It added that 41% of iPhones are still running iOS 12. The remaining 9% are on older versions of Apple’s operating system.
With iOS 13, the company removed compatibility for devices below iPhones 6 — the eighth generation of the iPhone which was launched in September 2014. Also, it broke off from iPads with iOS 13 and introduced a separate iPadOS for iPads. The new version of the operating system is running 41% devices. The iOS 13 was rolled out by Apple for its users globally on September 10. The new features in the new version make iPhones faster, smarter and more secure. Features like dark mode, ‘Sign in with Apple’, avatars for iMessage and security updates are among the key features that make it stand different from the previous versions. The Face ID unlocks 13% faster on iOS 13 than the previous version. App downloads are also 50% faster on the latest version. When it comes to security, it has strict location tracking features. It also sends pop-ups to users about location tracking by third-party apps.
However, the release of iOS 13 turned into a nightmare for iPhone users worldwide when it was diagnosed with serious security flaws. The bugs allowed an individual to bypass the lock screen on iPhones and allow access to the contact data. Also, the dropping of cellular signals and the crashing of applications was reported by many users. The company was forced to release iOS 13.1 in which it fixed the bugs within a fortnight. Apple has so far released four updates to iOS 13 with iOS 13.1.3 being the latest one.