Approximately 18 million iOS users in the United States have turned on Apple’s “Limit Ad Tracking” feature in settings, effectively preventing advertisements within apps from being targeted directly at them and their browsing habits.
Among other countries, Germany follows the U.S. in total iOS users with LAT activated (19.3 percent), followed by territories including the United Kingdom (16.5 percent), and Canada (14.4 percent). Places like the Netherlands, with 22 percent, beat out the United States.
With the growth of public knowledge surrounding such ad-blocking features, co-founder of Adjust Paul Muller noted that, “this is trending in a direction where it’s not just the tech-savvy, ad-allergic crowd any more. Marketers will face a large, distributed and worst of all ‘unknown’ segment of users, especially in places like Germany and the U.S.”