Two Years in, iPhone 6 Still Most-Used iOS Device [Report]

The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus launch was better than the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, but the iPhone 6 was able to obtain iOS market share at a much faster rate than the latest Apple handset, according to Apteligent’s data in a recent report, Mobile Year in Review.

After crunching data sent by millions of devices, Apteligent says it has noticed only 29 unique Apple device models. Before you start counting the number of mobile device models Apple has so far released, here is the thing from Apteligent: the most used handsets are the iPhone 6 (#1), iPhone 6s (#2) and the iPhone 5s (#3). The recently released iPhone 7 is in the #6 spot, while the iPhone 7 Plus ranked #9, according to the Apteligent report.

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When comparing the September 2016 launch to that of the iPhone 6, turns out that the iPhone 7 couldn’t replicate the hit the iPhone 6 meant for Apple, but it was close: “With a combined share of adoption in December of the two iPhone 7 models of 11%, this isn’t too far from the iPhone 6 during the same time, which stood at 13%”, the report reads.

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Of course, the iPhone 7 launch affected the usage of earlier models: Since September 2016, iPhone 6 usage has dropped by 5%, that of the iPhone 5s by 2.4%, and of the iPhone 6 Plus by 1.4%. It is worth adding that the iPhone 7 Plus seems to be more popular among users than the iPhone 6 Plus was over the same time period.

You can read the full Apteligent report here.

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