Some information was shared about the iOS 11 usage rate introduced in the summer of the past year. According to what is shared on the App Store support page, iOS 11 was installed at 76 percent of all active iOS devices by April 22, 2018.
As with all previous iOS 11 releases, iOS 11.3 is compatible with the iPhone 5S or later, iPad mini 2 or later and 6th generation iPod touch or later.
For iOS 11, the 76 percent rate is slightly lower than the previous operating system. iOS 10 was around 80 percent of active iOS devices. At the moment 19 percent of other active iOS devices are using iOS 10, while 5 percent of iOS users are using older operating iOS versions.
What about Android?
When we look at the Android side, the rate of using the current operating system seems quite low. The latest version of Android, the Android Oreo, has a 4.6 percent usage rate on active devices. A large percentage of Android users are using Lollipop, Marshmallow and Nougat operating systems, which appear in 2014, 2015 and 2016, respectively.
The most important reason why Android is so far behind iOS is that Android makers have not brought the latest operating system to the end user yet. It seems that the probability of recovery is quite low in the near future. Also, all iPhones are not compatible with the older versions, which is a quite reason for the users to upgrade their iOS to iOS 11. If you have a compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, Apple should automatically prompt you to install the update.
Forbes the reason to get iOS 11 as: “Apple iOS 11.3 is ‘the big one’ because it will give users full control of how their devices function for the first time. Controversially Apple admitted it previously throttled device performance as batteries age to maintain system stability. The fact users didn’t know this has prompted no less than 59 class action lawsuits and global government scrutiny with claims this throttling misled owners into buying new handsets when they only needed a new battery.”