IT'S BEEN TWO AND A HALF MONTHS since iOS 9 was released, and it's now running on 70 percent of iPhones and iPads.
Apple revealed on its developer website that seven out of 10 iPhones and iPads are now running iOS 9, up from 61 percent at the end of October. This leaves iOS 8 on 22 percent of devices, and earlier versions of the software on just eight percent.
Comparatively, only 0.3 percent of Android devices are running version 6.0 Marshmallow, which was also released two months ago. The majority of users (37.8 percent) are still running Android 4.4 KitKat which was released in 2013.
The latest Apple OS is miles ahead of Marshmallow in terms of adoption, but the widespread use of iOS 9 might come as a surprise to some given the large number of problems that have plagued the software since its release in September.
The operating system has been buggy for many, causing problems such as locked screens, crashes and a lack of access to mobile data. The software has also been quick to fall victim to hackers. One major flaw allowed anybody to access photos and contacts on a locked device.
Of course, there's also 'datagate', which saw some iPhone users exceed their monthly allowance and run up huge phone bills owing to Apple's controversial WiFi Assist feature.
Apple spoke out on the problem earlier this month, attempting to defend itself by saying: "WiFi Assist won't automatically switch to cellular if you're data roaming; WiFi Assist only works when you have apps running in the foreground.
"It doesn't activate with background download of content; WiFi doesn't activate with certain third-party apps that stream audio or video, or download attachments, like an email app, as they might use large amounts of data." µ
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