Written by Jotham Oakley
Jun 01, 2017

Which devices and which versions of iOS and Android are most popular? May 2017

Each month we take a brief look at the devices and versions of iOS and Android which are currently in use.

iOS and Android stats for May 2017

Designers and developers need to know which OS versions and which devices are most commonly in use.

Having this information helps us to make sensible and current build decisions. See the stats from February, March and April this year. 

Here are some AppStore statistics from May 2017.

Note: These are global stats, not region specific.

iOS version usage

iOS 11 is rumoured to be on its way imminently (perhaps even in early June), so there is little change to the version usage since April.

iOS Version breakdown 2017_05.png

iOS device usage

There isn't much change here. That's unsurprising considering the anticipated Autumn arrival of the iPhone 8.

A few big rumours are swirling around of a big leap forward (as it will be the iPhone's 10th anniversary) so consumers may be sticking with older devices for the time being.

iOS Device breakdown 2017_05.png

Android version usage

There is the first month we've analysed Android device usage.

Perhaps the most interesting element the chart below is the spread across the board. Marshmallow (6.0) is the biggest version in use but it boasts only a little over a third of users.

iOS Version breakdown 2017_05 (1).png

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