iOS 11 is scheduled to be released from Tuesday. StatCounter has added a breakdown of the various versions of iOS, Android and Mac operating systems used to access the internet to its Global Stats research tool.
It found that over 70% of Apple’s iPhone internet usage is currently through its last operating system (iOS 10.3), while just 12.6% of Google’s Android usage is via its most recent version.
“We’ve added breakdowns of iOS, Android and Mac versions in response to requests from developers and analysts,” commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter.
StatCounter Global Stats is a free to all application which allows media, developers, analysts and all those interested in monitoring who is winning the battle to control the internet. It provides monthly and daily updates by individual country or region categorised by browser, operating systems, search, mobile v desktop, device vendor and social media.
StatCounter’s (www.statcounter.com) core business is to provide companies, agencies, bloggers, self-employed and charities with the data to measure visitor activity on their website, blog or forum. Its research arm StatCounter Global Stats grew out of the volume of research material it was able to harness from 10 billion page views per month to more than two million websites.
The new data finds that 71.4% of iOS internet usage worldwide is through 10.3 with 8.6% via the previous 10.2 version and 7.7% by 9.3.
In the Android space, just 12.6% of internet usage is via its latest 7.0 Nougat; 33.3% is through 6.0 Marshmallow OS, with 20.9% via 5.1 Lollipop.
Apple is less effective in migrating Mac users compared to mobile with 48.9% of Mac internet usage through its latest macOS Sierra; 22.8% via OS X El Capitan and 16% through OS X Yosemite.
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