iOS versions market share in July 2023

iOS 16.5 is expanding, iOS 17 is approaching, and TelemetryDeck supports visionOS now

Daniel Jilg

Daniel is TelemetryDeck's co-founder and technical lead
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Every month I take a look at the TelemetryDeck data set and compile the most helpful insights about the ecosystem in a blog post like this. At the beginning of July, let's have a look at the market shares of various major and minor version of Apple's iOS operating system, which models are most prevalent, and look out to the upcoming iOS 17 and the Vision Pro.

iOS 16.5 is out and percolating

iOS 16 Versions over Time

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After a relatively short beta period, iOS 16.5 has been released to the public and has reached the majority of all iPhones running any version of iOS 16.

While you'd expect this to be the last version of iOS 16 before the upcoming iOS 17 announcement, iOS version 16.6 is available for members of the iOS beta program and contains no major new features that we know of.

Almost all iPhones are running iOS 16

As of June 1, 2023, these are the market shares of major iOS versions in the TelemetryDeck data set:

iOS Versions

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  • iOS 17: 1.33% (–)
  • iOS 16: 92.75% (-0.25)
  • iOS 15: 5,75% (+0.75)
  • iOS 14: 0.1% (–)
  • Other

Nothing really changed compared to our last Orbital Survey: the overwhelming majority of iPhones and iPads are running iOS 16. We're beginning to see developers installing and testing iOS 17 on their development devices (no one would install this on their carry phone, right? Right?)

iOS 14 is now a negligibly small percentage of the TelemetryDeck data set, and iOS 15 is now pretty unimportant as well.

If you develop an app, you might consider setting iOS 16 as your minimun deployment target over the summer.

iOS 17 is almost here

iOS 17.* signals over time

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iOS 17 beta is now available to developers and unsurprisingly, people are using it to develop and test their apps!

Vision Pro is coming!

Signals from Vision Pro Simulator

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The TelemetryDeck Swift SDK now supports the Vision Pro Simulator and we're seeing people playing around with app ideas and exploring what's there! We can't wait to see how this will continue.

The iPhone 11 is still the most used iPhone model right now

iPhone Models

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In general, more people seem to use a non-Pro iPhone than a Pro iPhone, and more people use the regular size than use the Max versions. A surprising amount of people is using iPhones mini – good news for fans of the small size.

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Biases in the TelemetryDeck data set

  • Our data set currently skews towards small and independent developers, who in turn tend to have more technically minded users.
  • The oldest iOS version our SDK supports is iOS 12, so we have no data before that.
  • We use the aggregated data from the 1993 apps we manage and around 3 million monthly active users. These charts will be more accurate as we grow.
  • Our data set is mostly American and European apps –things might look different in other regions. Below is a chart of our combined locales over time:

Top 20 Locales

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