iOS 14 now runs on over 90 percent of all iPhone models: Report

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According to reports, iOS 14 already works on over 90 percent of all iPhone models according to the latest analysis by a business analysis company. The next version of the mobile operating system, iOS 15, is expected in the coming months, usually announced around Apple’s annual WWDC event. As early as December last year, 81 percent of all iPhone models released in the previous four years were already running iOS 14, and that number rose to 86 percent at the end of February. Apple introduced iOS 14 to the public last September, and the adoption has been quite effective over the past seven months.

According to the data shared from business analytics company Mixpanel, iOS 14 is used by 90.44% of iPhone users. Like starts for the public in September 2020, it is impressive to see such an adoption in less than seven months. The data also shows that 5.07% of users are on iOS 13, while 4.49% of users are still on older operating systems. These percentages are measured until April 5.

The data show the adoption of iOS 14 to April 5, 2021.
Photo: Mixpanel

iOS 14 is reaching more users, and the latest figures come as no surprise when we look at the growth figures shared by Apple last December. The Apple Developer website stated at a time when 81 percent of all iPhone models and 75 percent of all iPad models released in the previous four years worked with iOS 14 and iPadOS, respectively. The website shows Acceptance of iOS 14 has increased to 86 percent, and acceptance of iPadOS has increased to 84 percent, measured on February 24 this year. So while Apple has not shared the latest iOS adoption data, it would be fair to see 90 percent adoption with another two months under the iOS 14 belt.

The latest beta firmware, iOS 14.5, is currently being tested, and when launched, it encountered some misconceptions about a feature that users believed would allow them to choose a default music service for Siri queries other than Apple Music. But, Apple issued an explanation that this is not the case, that the new feature is based on Siri’s intelligence, which means it can improve over time and even change as it learns to better understand its users’ listening habits.

Which is the best phone under Rs. 15,000 in India right now? We discussed this on Orbital, the Gadgets 360 podcast. Later (starting at 27:54) we talk to OK Computer creators Neil Pagedar and Puja Shetty. Orbital is available at Apple Podcasts,, Google Podcasts,, Spotifyand wherever you get your podcasts.



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