iOS 9 adoption jumps to 86 percent mark ahead of iOS 10 release

By , Jul 22, 2016

iOS 9 adoption 86 percent

Earlier in the week, Apple updated iOS adoption numbers via its App Store dashboard for developers. According to the refreshed stats, the various iOS 9 editions now power 86 percent of iPhones, iPads and iPod touches, a two-point gain versus the 84 percent adoption rate that iOS 9 hit on April 20.

As for iOS 8 adoption, the numbers have remained unchanged at eleven percent of devices while earlier version of iOS now power three percent of compatible hardware versus five percent three months ago.

The most recent iOS 9 adoption figures were determine by counting iOS devices that accessed the App Store on Monday, July 18, 2016.

By comparison, the previous two data points, dated April 20 and May 12, 2016, had iOS 9 adoption unchanged at 84 percent, with iOS 8 claiming element percent of iOS hardware and five percent for earlier iOS editions.

Source: Apple

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  • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

    Can everyone just get newer devices already so they can recycle their old ones and kill the 3%?

    • John Smith

      They’re the ones who can’t stand iOS 7 and further. I still see people coming by with iOS 6 installed.

      • If I see an iOS 6 device, it’s usually an older person who probably doesn’t know how to update their phone or is using an older one.

      • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

        I see people with outdated devices, not because they don’t know how, but because they have so much crap on their devices (pics, vids, games, etc) theres no room to download the update.

      • leart

        well don’t know where do you find those people, for me is the opposite .. I own tons of older idevices because they are fantastic, awesome minimalist design and bug free.. just purchased a iPhone 6s Plus just to use latest apps and I already don’t like it.. ok it’s a beast, power machine but the old Apple magic is not present anymore.. it’s just a product now, without spirit

      • leart

        iphone 5 on iOS 6.0.1 I will not update it even if someone pay me to do that 🙂

      • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

        Yup, and soon they’ll need to upgrade because the apps will be updated to work only with the latest iOS and if they manage to get it working, it’ll be slow, buggy, and will constantly nag them to update.

      • leart

        older iOS devices are just AWESOME, speak for yourself.. they are not even close how buggy are latest devices

  • Bogdan

    Next year it will a lot worse as half of the ipads in use can’t run iOS 10

    • Gabriel Anaya

      I believe the graph only accounts for devices that are capable of running the newest firmware. The graph will not include iPhone 4 for example.

      • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

        I believe they should just cut off support with iOS 10 for any devices under the A7 chip.

  • rockdude094

    Holy crap I’m part of the 11 percent

  • Andrew

    My iPad 2 is still on iOS 7, and both my iPad Mini 1 and iPhone 5S are staying on iOS 8.4. I might update my 5S to iOS 9 when I update my 6S to iOS 10. Then, with my iPod Touch 4, I’ll have devices on iOS 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10.

    • leart

      my iPod 1 is on iOS 1.1, iPod 2 on 3.1.3, iPod 2 on 4.2.1, iphone 3G ios 4.1, iphone 4 ios 6.1.3, iphone 5 ios 6.0.1 and mini 1 on 6.1.3… iPhone 6s Plus on 9.3.3 and I have even other devices 😛

  • Tommy

    just wait till an iOS 9 jailbreak comes out…so many devices staying on iOS 9 haha

  • leart

    strongly on that 3%