iPhone and Android OS Breakdown – September
iOS Version Update: iOS 4 Now Powering 68% of iPhones
Released on June 21st, iOS 4 is the newest operating system for the iPhone. In July, one month after its release, it was already powering 50% of all iPhones. Now, based on traffic data from online ad network Chitika, it accounts for 68% of the iPhone market.
Since July 22nd, the previous incarnation, iOS 3, has dropped from 48% of the market to just 31%. Even older operating systems – iPhone OS 1 and 2 – have dropped to a combined 0.7%.
|OS Build||% July||% Sept||Change|
For comparison’s sake, here’s how the Android OS distribution looks so far in September:
Research Director, Online Insights
Sign up for Poll the People and get instant feedback on your website colors from real people! Our easy-to-use tool makes it quick and easy to get the opinions of your target audience, so you can make the best choices for your business. Try it for free today!
Just make sure to remember the top chart next time Steve Jobs tries to bullsh*t about Android’s fragmentation “issues”.
Is there a reason why you are grouping iOS versions together while you aren’t for Android? iOS 4.x but then Android 2.1 and 2.2, not 2.x.
I understand 2.1 and 2.2 are significantly different but still there is iOS 4.02, 4.1, 4.2 and it doesn’t seem fair to group them.
Another difference is which 3.x. The latest that the first gen iPhones and iPod touches can have are 3.1.3, and they’re stuck at that. However, up until November, the iPads had only one OS: 3.2. And there are major differences between 3.1 and 3.2 where 3.2 is closer to 4.0 in that way.
What percentage of iOS users are still on 3.x? - Quora
[…] Gardner, Head of Innovation for Volume, a digi… Chitika research puts it at 31% (Source: https://chitika.com/research/2010…), but hopefully someone can provide some updated information, as this is from September 2010. […]
Leave a Reply Cancel reply
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
About Chitika Insights
Chitika Insights was the research arm of online advertising network Chitika. Insights used Chitika's unique data to monitor and report on Internet trends - search engines, clickthrough rates, the mobile war, and more.
Additionally, the Chitika Insights team monitored the day's tech news closely, and provided an in-depth, data-driven commentary on the latest breaking news. Our studies and data have been featured prominently in major publications, such as The New York Times, Forbes, Barrons and about 3000+ respected publications.
Most Popular Topics
AB Testing adoption android aol Apple ask AT&T Bing Blog browser chitika chrome CTR firefox Google htc ie Insights internet explorer ios ios 6 ipad iphone ipod mac market share Microsoft Mobile online advertising Operating system Poll the People safari samsung Search search engine smartphone social media tablet timeless twitter Updated Usability Testing User Testing windows yahoo
Very interesting post – I hope you have another update on this coming up soon! Seriously contemplating breaking backward compatibility with iOS 3 for my app to ease development (funny how workarounds tend to become bugs themselves when the original bugs are fixed). Cutting myself off from a third of the market is not acceptable though, so I’m hoping the trend continues, and iOS 4+ adoption keeps growing.