iOS Version Stats

This page presents data showing how quickly users are adopting new versions of iOS. The data below is taken from the user base of my Audiobooks apps. This data may not apply to your application’s user demographics but should give a good general sense of where users are these days.

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This data reflects the active unique users each day across all devices. Since they are usage based the number can go up and down, this is just natural variation caused by the active subset of users each day.

NB: On May 27th I dropped support for iOS versions below 6.0, as a result the data for older versions is not as representative of actual usage.


Last Updated: Dec 16, 2014 23:31:43

Adoption Trends

All Platforms:

8.X56.4%
7.X34.8%
6.X6.3%
5.X2.3%

iPhone Only:

8.X57.5%
7.X37.3%
6.X4.8%
5.X0.3%

iPad Only:

8.X58.5%
7.X33.3%
6.X2.4%
5.X5.4%

Device Breakdowns

Device Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 66.8% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+2.7% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 20.8% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 30.4% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 22.5% 80.4%19.6%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 5G1.7% 73.1%26.3%0.6%0.0%
iPhone 5s13.5% 69.1%30.9%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini4.4% 68.8%29.6%1.6%0.0%
iPhone 5c6.9% 67.3%32.7%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G9.7% 60.0%34.0%4.3%0.6%
iPad Air3.4% 59.7%40.3%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 513.5% 51.1%44.0%4.9%0.0%
iPad 3G5.1% 49.9%40.6%2.6%7.0%
iPad 4G4.7% 48.0%48.5%3.5%0.0%
iPhone 4S12.5% 46.2%46.0%7.0%0.9%
iPhone 46.3% 0.0%85.4%12.5%1.6%
iPod touch 4G2.5% 0.0%0.0%98.1%1.4%
iPad 1G1.4% 0.0%0.0%0.0%97.1%
iPhone 3GS0.7% 0.0%0.0%97.5%1.5%
iPod touch 3G0.3% 0.0%0.0%0.0%97.7%
Overall  56.4%34.8%6.3%2.3%

Device Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 5s13.5% 69.1%30.9%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 513.5% 51.1%44.0%4.9%0.0%
iPhone 4S12.5% 46.2%46.0%7.0%0.9%
iPad 2G9.7% 60.0%34.0%4.3%0.6%
iPhone 5c6.9% 67.3%32.7%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 66.8% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 46.3% 0.0%85.4%12.5%1.6%
iPad 3G5.1% 49.9%40.6%2.6%7.0%
iPad 4G4.7% 48.0%48.5%3.5%0.0%
iPad Mini4.4% 68.8%29.6%1.6%0.0%
iPad Air3.4% 59.7%40.3%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+2.7% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 4G2.5% 0.0%0.0%98.1%1.4%
iPad Mini 22.5% 80.4%19.6%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 5G1.7% 73.1%26.3%0.6%0.0%
iPad 1G1.4% 0.0%0.0%0.0%97.1%
iPad Air 20.8% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 3GS0.7% 0.0%0.0%97.5%1.5%
iPad Mini 30.4% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 3G0.3% 0.0%0.0%0.0%97.7%
Overall  56.4%34.8%6.3%2.3%

Average Device Age: 838.0 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 272.8 days


iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 610.9% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+4.3% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s21.5% 69.1%30.9%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c10.9% 67.3%32.7%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 521.4% 51.1%44.0%4.9%0.0%
iPhone 4S19.8% 46.2%46.0%7.0%0.9%
iPhone 410.1% 0.0%85.4%12.5%1.6%
iPhone 3GS1.1% 0.0%0.0%97.5%1.5%
Overall  57.5%37.3%4.8%0.4%

iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 5s21.5% 69.1%30.9%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 521.4% 51.1%44.0%4.9%0.0%
iPhone 4S19.8% 46.2%46.0%7.0%0.9%
iPhone 5c10.9% 67.3%32.7%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 610.9% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 410.1% 0.0%85.4%12.5%1.6%
iPhone 6+4.3% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 3GS1.1% 0.0%0.0%97.5%1.5%
Overall  57.5%37.3%4.8%0.4%

Average Device Age: 752.8 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 247.3 days


iPad Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPad Air 22.6% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 31.3% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 27.8% 80.4%19.6%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini13.7% 68.8%29.6%1.6%0.0%
iPad 2G29.9% 60.0%34.0%4.3%0.6%
iPad Air10.6% 59.7%40.3%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G15.6% 49.9%40.6%2.6%7.0%
iPad 4G14.4% 48.0%48.5%3.5%0.0%
iPad 1G4.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%97.1%
Overall  58.5%33.3%2.4%5.4%

iPad Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPad 2G29.9% 60.0%34.0%4.3%0.6%
iPad 3G15.6% 49.9%40.6%2.6%7.0%
iPad 4G14.4% 48.0%48.5%3.5%0.0%
iPad Mini13.7% 68.8%29.6%1.6%0.0%
iPad Air10.6% 59.7%40.3%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 27.8% 80.4%19.6%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G4.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%97.1%
iPad Air 22.6% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 31.3% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  58.5%33.3%2.4%5.4%

Average Device Age: 937.2 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 274.8 days


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