Apple’s iOS 11 has proven to be very popular among its users, according to new data the company released on Friday.
Apple said that 65% of devices are now on the latest operating system, iOS 11, which is built specifically for its mobile devices. In addition, 28% of devices are on the last generation operating system, iOS 10, and 7% are using an earlier version of the operating system.
These numbers are even more impressive when you consider what Apple’s main competition is doing. According to Google’s own numbers, only 0.7% of its devices are using the latest version of Android, dubbed Oreo. Google says 26.7% are using the last version of Android, called Nougat, and 28.6% of Android devices are using an operating system three generations back, called Marshmallow.
This is great data from Apple. More people in the iOS ecosystem have access to the latest features and security updates than their Android counterparts. That may not matter to some users, until it does.
I am intrigued. This feels like something Google would have come up with. If you’ve got kids, this is a reason to buy a Nintendo Switch.
Start off with the video embedded below. It’ll give you the basic idea.
The Telegraph’s Tom Hoggins got the chance to play with one. Here’s his review, Hands-on with the Switch’s brilliant and barmy cardboard toys.
Can’t wait to get my hands on a set!
Rene Ritchie joins me this week to talk about a variety of topics including iPhone sales this quarter, reports on television shows that Apple wants to produce, and Apple’s relationship with the FBI, among other things.
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Watch the videos embedded below, two different takes on the same interview. If you only watch one, watch the second. It’s a bit more detailed, longer stretches of Tim talking.
One takeaway from all this: Tim is earnest. When he talks about Apple’s intentions regarding the battery snafu, I believe he means what he says, and I believe what he says is true.