Ahead of iPhone Xs launch, data suggests older iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 models are the most used

Apple’s iPhone Media event is scheduled in less than 24 hours. Today, an analytics company Mixpanel has published new data suggesting that the iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 models are the most commonly used iPhones.

Mixpanel claims it has analyzed 11,211,484,245 iPhone events over the last four years, and the iPhone 7 accounts for 17.37% of all iPhones, followed by the iPhone 6s as the second most popular iPhone model, clocking in at 13.01%, followed by the iPhone 7 Plus at 12.06%.

Apple’s current flagship smartphone, the iPhone X accounts for 12.06% of all iPhone’s, which is very huge, considering the model has not even been out for one year, and the iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 models are old iPhone models.


  • iPhone 4: 0.11%
  • iPhone 4s: 0.34%
  • iPhone 5: 0.98%
  • iPhone 5c: 0.47%
  • iPhone 5s: 3.87%
  • iPhone 6: 10.57%
  • iPhone 6 Plus: 2.63%
  • iPhone 6s: 13.01%
  • iPhone 6s Plus: 4.74%
  • iPhone SE: 4.62%
  • iPhone 7: 17.34%
  • iPhone 7 Plus: 12.06
  • iPhone 8: 7.98%
  • iPhone 7 Plus: 7.89
  • iPhone X: 12.0%

Some figures may have been rounded to the nearest decimal place.


The iPhone 6s was introduced in 2015 and introduced 3D Touch, a better camera system and a blazing-fast Apple-designed A9 processor. The iPhone 7 was an incremental upgrade, which axed the beloved headphone jack for “courage”.

Many customers are using older devices like the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and iPhone 7 with correlates the fact that the low-cost iPhone Xr will be the best selling 2018 iPhone. iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus accounted for 43.62% of the active iOS install base.


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Chris Grainger
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