iOS 9 now powers three quarters of active devices

By , Jan 13, 2016

iOS 9 adotion rate 75 percent

Apple’s iOS 9 operating system is currently powering three out of each four iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices in the wild, according to the latest stats as measured by the App Store on January 11, 2016.

That’s a four-point gain over the 71 percent adoption rate for iOS 9 reported a month ago, a notable increase due to no doubt strong sales in the holiday quarter.

iOS 8 has meanwhile gone from 21 percent of active iOS devices a month ago to nineteen percent, a two-point loss. It’s interesting that earlier versions of iOS now account for seven percent of active devices in the wild versus eight percent a month ago.

To me, that suggests that some owners of older devices have decided to upgrade to the latest and greatest version of Apple’s mobile operating system.

Despite iOS 8 numbers dropping by two percentage points and earlier versions of iOS by one point, that still doesn’t account for the four-point growth in iOS 9 adoption, meaning iOS 9’s growth in the past month came from both upgrades and new sales.

We will know precisely how Apple’s holiday quarter went when the company reports quarterly earnings later this month.

Source: Apple

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  • Linton Findlay

    It would be interesting to see what iteration iOS 9 people are on as well

  • leart

    some people will never learn how to update ..

  • 919263

    How does this matter…??? Really?Stop signing anything <9.2, everyone will update, for those who do not, lets put some bugs in the iOS, so that they are forced to restore the phone… Mission Accomplished..

    • igobythisname

      Seems like I’m going to be saying this every time this little fun fact is shared -these stats don’t mean sh*t!!!! When you have apps in the App Store that won’t run/update/install because you’re on an older iOS device, those apps become USELESS, and when you bought a phone so you can use apps, and those apps become useless, your phone becomes useless! What is happening with that lawsuit against Apple anyway?? I want my fair share of the pie! Oh, and nice avatar!!!! ;-D

  • TJ

    Incorrect pie chart, it adds up to 101%. The iOS 9 at 75% looks odd, doesn’t fill 75% of the pie. Perhaps the figure is meant to be 74% based on the pie fill and to balance the chart at 100%.

    • lemonhead

      those seem to be rounded percentages…

    • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

      They probably took a 74% one and changed the number for the purpose of the article.

  • Agil1ty

    And most people long for iOS 7… Which was way more stable and faster. Or better yet, iOS 6 which absolutely flies on my iPad 2 compared to my crippled iPad mini retina on iOS 9… It bad enough that they boast about speed improvements, but the lack of downgrading possibilities makes me long for android..

    • leart

      my ipad mini is still on ios 6, but now starts to show its age.. downgrading would make no sense anymore since no new app is made to support ios 6 anymore… about android, for me it’s impossible , once you get used will ios , android will loook like a cheap bad made os

    • (JailbreakQA) King Shoot

      I really want to go back to iOS 7 on my iPhone 5S. Or at least 8.1.2. I would get Auxo support back, and a faster OS.

  • Luke Per

    what is considered an “active device?”

  • TheShade247

    So that means my iPad air and 5s are in 19% and my 4s is in 7%

  • @Orlowskii

    101% 😛