iOS 13 is having Apple’s impressive installation rate of a new version in the world of the iPhone’s operating system. The new OS was launched on September 19th and now the mobile OS is installed on half of all the iPhones, and 55% of the iPhones launched in the last year.
In the case of Android, Google has not updated the Android dashboard after May 2019. According to some reports, Android 9 was only 10.4 % in some nine months after the official launch. There is always a debate between Android and iOS. So, this is the point where the iPhone advantage exits.
This may not be a fair comparison due to the different business models but it highlights that Apple’s success in keeping control of its own smaller system is able to distribute the updates directly to the iPhone user base and this is simply an iPhone advantage. Note that once Google updates Android. After rolling out it will go to each manufacturer and after this, the manufacturer will apply its own customizations and the user interface changes. Then it will be rolled out internally to all their SKU’s, then there will be checking off each carrier variant and then comes a regional roll out alongside the carrier rollout.
Countering that Android’s monthly updates that include the bug fixes and security patches for devices that help in keeping devices secure and bug-free. But this not includes the major updates to the OS itself.
In comparison to this, Apple is having much easy time. There are very few variants of the iPhone and everyone is using the same UI. Due to the direct relationship to each owner iPhone advantage is there because the roll-out will be less digitally lagging in the supply chain.