iOS 14 runs on 80% of all iPhones, says Apple

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What you need to know

  • iOS 14 runs on 80% of all active iPhones.
  • That's according to the latest official figures from Apple.
  • 86% of iPhones introduced in the last four years use iOS 14.

New official figures from Apple have revealed 80% of all active iPhones run iOS 14, and that the figure is even higher for iPhones introduced in the last four years.

In figures posted to its developer support pages (opens in new tab) Apple states:

86% of all devices introduced in the last four years use iOS 14.

From those figures, a further 12% run iOS 13, with only 2 percent of iPhones introduced in the last four years running an OS older than iOS 13.

For all iPhones, 80% of active devices use iOS 14, again 12% run iOS 13, and only 8% run an OS older than iOS 14.

The figures for iPadOS 14 are remarkably similar. 84% of iPad devices introduced in last four years run iPadOS 14, with a further 14% running iPadOS 13, and 2% running an older version. For all iPads, the figures are 70%, 14%, and 16% respectively.

Apple says the figures are taken from the App Store as of February 24, 2021. They are a remarkable testament to Apple's continued support for its devices post-launch, and Apple users have come to expect years of software for their devices should they choose not to upgrade regularly.

With iOS 14 Apple introduced a heap of new improvements to the iPhone including Widgets, picture-in-picture video, improvements to Maps, Safari, Privacy, Siri, a new Translate app, options for third-party apps, and a lot more. You can read all about iOS 14 in its entirety in our guide here.

Stephen Warwick
News Editor

Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.

Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9