This is slightly ahead of where last year’s launch cycle of iOS 12 was at the same point. You also need to take into consideration the fact that this year, with the launch of iPadOS 13.1, iPad users could only begin to get their hands on the recent version of the operating system as of Tuesday.
The charts of Mixpanel are based on their own inner records, which measure the use of iOS based on website visits and apps that include Mixpanel analytics tools.
Usually, Apple will not share information about official iOS versions until a month or two later. The latest statistics published by Apple showed that iOS 12 holds 88% of active iOS devices.
According to the Mixpanel data, iOS 12 ended its spotlight time with 93% usage share. Older operating systems have a share of 4-5%.
The adoption rate of iOS 13 appears to be approximately equal to iOS 12, if a little ahead. Mixpanel noted that after its release, 19.14% of devices were running iOS 12 a week. For the equivalent seven-day period, iOS 13 crossed the 20% mark.
The general public appears to be happy with the overall iOS 13, especially as it includes long-requested community features such as a Dark Mode system theme. The new feature in Apple Music’s real-time lyrics was also a big hit. However, on the new iPhone 11 models, iOS 13 has collected a bit of a reputation as a buggy, particularly with regard to issues with the camera app. Apple has speeded up iOS 13.1 release to help address many of the early complaints.
Because of the delay between the release of a newiOS version and the device that prompts users to update, an acceleration in OS upgrade rates after about 10 days is common. In the gradient of the iOS 12 graph you can see an example of the sudden uptick. Nevertheless, all early indications point to iOS 13 being well-received, with adoption approximately consistent with iOS 12— which outstripped iOS 11 adoption rates.