Apple reveals usage statistics for iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 for the first time

For the first time since the release of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 last fall, Apple has shared data on the prevalence of these updates. Apple says 81% of all iPhones introduced over the past four years are now running iOS 16, and 72% of all iPhones are running iOS 16.

The iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 usage data released today is based on devices that “transacted in the App Store” February 14, 2023 Here's the full list:

iOS devices introduced in the last four years

  • 81% iOS 16
  • < li>15% iOS 15

  • 4% earlier

All iOS devices

  • 72% iOS 16
  • 20% iOS 15
  • 8% earlier

iPadOS introduced in the last four years

  • 53% iPadOS 16
  • 39% iPadOS 15
  • 8% earlier

< strong>All iPadOS devices

  • 50% iPadOS 16
  • 37% iPadOS 15
  • 13% earlier

Apple publishes this data on its developer website. This is the first time the company has provided any adoption data since iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 were released last fall. As usual, Apple's adoption figures are impressive compared to Android and other platforms.

In terms of comparison to iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 last year, there are some interesting differences. It should be noted that Apple released usage data for iOS 15 and iPadOS 15 a month earlier in January 2022 than this year.

With that in mind, iOS 15 was installed on 72% of all iOS devices released in the last four years when Apple first released the data last year. This means iOS 16 adoption is ahead of iOS 15 adoption.

For iPad, iPadOS 16 lags behind iPadOS 15 by about 7% when used on devices released in the last four years. Please note: iPadOS 16 was released a month later than iPadOS 15.

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