When Apple announced iOS 13 this summer, everyone was thrilled. The company not only fulfilled the long cherished dream of the users, giving them a dark theme, the download Manager in Safari and Apple Maps updated, but released iPadOS, which was to turn the iPad into a full-fledged working tool. For many it worked and at some point iOS 13 even surpassed iOS 12 speed distribution. But, strange to say, tablet users of Apple computers were less susceptible to new features, but because iPadOS was not so popular.

Tonight Apple released a report on the prevalence of iOS 13 and iPadOS. It says that as of 15 Oct 13 the iOS installed on 50% of all devices, and iPadOS – only 33%. In addition, Apple said that all iPhone models released in the last four years, the updates have installed, the owners of 55% of smartphones and 41% of tablet. Why companies make such a distinction? Most likely, in order to give the most comprehensive information, but to hide the data on the number of compatible devices that have been updated.

Which is better: iOS or 13 iPadOS

But even the presented data make a very clear impression that iOS 13 enjoys more popularity than the iPadOS. In Cupertino decided not to go into details and look for hidden meanings in the resulting difference in the number of installations of different operating systems. But most likely the reason why iPad users install the update with much less hunting, actually several.

First, most of the iPad used solely as a bedside gadgets. They play the role of readers, portable consoles, devices for web surfing and watching movies and TV series. These tasks can be performed regardless of operating system version, and hence to pursue updates to their owners no special meaning.

What’s the problem iPadOS

Secondly, you need to take into account the contingent of those who use the iPad. Apple tablets often buy children and the elderly, as they have easy interface and is quite inexpensive. They did not need features designed for professionals. As a result, many users fear getting lost in innovation, is simply not dare to update, and prefer to sit out on the usual version of the OS.

Well, and thirdly, in recent years, Apple has shown that to install updates to its operating systems at the start can be dangerous. Despite the long testing that precedes the release, many updates come with bugs that prevent stable operation of compatible devices. In the end, even the new iPad owners are worried that their tablets will not work as well, and refuse the update.