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.

Audiobooks


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.


Adoption Trends

All Platforms:

8.X36.8%
7.X50.6%
6.X10.4%
5.X2.0%
4.X0.0%

iPhone Only:

8.X38.8%
7.X53.5%
6.X7.3%
5.X0.3%
4.X0.0%

iPad Only:

8.X36.5%
7.X52.1%
6.X6.6%
5.X4.5%
4.X0.0%

Device Breakdowns

Device Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.1.X8.0.X7.X6.X5.X
iPad Air 20.2% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+1.0% 82.2%17.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 65.7% 77.6%22.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 21.0% 30.1%11.8%58.1%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air2.8% 27.4%39.1%33.5%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c4.1% 22.2%39.9%37.9%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 5G2.6% 19.7%32.9%44.7%2.7%0.0%
iPad Mini5.8% 17.5%18.4%61.9%2.2%0.0%
iPhone 5s13.5% 15.6%30.4%54.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S15.8% 14.2%11.3%66.1%7.6%0.8%
iPad 2G8.5% 11.8%17.8%59.9%8.8%0.4%
iPhone 514.8% 7.7%27.2%56.0%9.1%0.0%
iPad 3G6.0% 5.5%20.9%55.7%12.6%5.3%
iPad 4G4.4% 4.5%45.3%42.9%7.3%0.0%
iPhone 48.0% 0.0%0.0%79.3%19.3%0.5%
iPod touch 4G3.8% 0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
iPad 1G1.0% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
iPhone 3GS0.6% 0.0%0.0%0.0%96.0%1.5%
iPod touch 3G0.5% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
Overall  15.9%20.9%50.6%10.4%2.0%

Device Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.1.X8.0.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 4S15.8% 14.2%11.3%66.1%7.6%0.8%
iPhone 514.8% 7.7%27.2%56.0%9.1%0.0%
iPhone 5s13.5% 15.6%30.4%54.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G8.5% 11.8%17.8%59.9%8.8%0.4%
iPhone 48.0% 0.0%0.0%79.3%19.3%0.5%
iPad 3G6.0% 5.5%20.9%55.7%12.6%5.3%
iPad Mini5.8% 17.5%18.4%61.9%2.2%0.0%
iPhone 65.7% 77.6%22.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G4.4% 4.5%45.3%42.9%7.3%0.0%
iPhone 5c4.1% 22.2%39.9%37.9%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 4G3.8% 0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
iPad Air2.8% 27.4%39.1%33.5%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 5G2.6% 19.7%32.9%44.7%2.7%0.0%
iPad Mini 21.0% 30.1%11.8%58.1%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G1.0% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
iPhone 6+1.0% 82.2%17.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 3GS0.6% 0.0%0.0%0.0%96.0%1.5%
iPod touch 3G0.5% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
iPad Air 20.2% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  15.9%20.9%50.6%10.4%2.0%

Average Device Age: 857.5 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 316.0 days


iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.1.X8.0.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 6+1.5% 82.2%17.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 69.0% 77.6%22.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c6.4% 22.2%39.9%37.9%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s21.3% 15.6%30.4%54.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S24.9% 14.2%11.3%66.1%7.6%0.8%
iPhone 523.4% 7.7%27.2%56.0%9.1%0.0%
iPhone 412.6% 0.0%0.0%79.3%19.3%0.5%
iPhone 3GS0.9% 0.0%0.0%0.0%96.0%1.5%
Overall  18.3%20.5%53.5%7.3%0.3%

iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.1.X8.0.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 4S24.9% 14.2%11.3%66.1%7.6%0.8%
iPhone 523.4% 7.7%27.2%56.0%9.1%0.0%
iPhone 5s21.3% 15.6%30.4%54.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 412.6% 0.0%0.0%79.3%19.3%0.5%
iPhone 69.0% 77.6%22.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c6.4% 22.2%39.9%37.9%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+1.5% 82.2%17.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 3GS0.9% 0.0%0.0%0.0%96.0%1.5%
Overall  18.3%20.5%53.5%7.3%0.3%

Average Device Age: 785.2 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 282.3 days


iPad Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.1.X8.0.X7.X6.X5.X
iPad Air 20.5% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 23.5% 30.1%11.8%58.1%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air9.3% 27.4%39.1%33.5%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini19.6% 17.5%18.4%61.9%2.2%0.0%
iPad 2G28.5% 11.8%17.8%59.9%8.8%0.4%
iPad 3G20.3% 5.5%20.9%55.7%12.6%5.3%
iPad 4G15.0% 4.5%45.3%42.9%7.3%0.0%
iPad 1G3.3% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
Overall  12.7%23.8%52.1%6.6%4.5%

iPad Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.1.X8.0.X7.X6.X5.X
iPad 2G28.5% 11.8%17.8%59.9%8.8%0.4%
iPad 3G20.3% 5.5%20.9%55.7%12.6%5.3%
iPad Mini19.6% 17.5%18.4%61.9%2.2%0.0%
iPad 4G15.0% 4.5%45.3%42.9%7.3%0.0%
iPad Air9.3% 27.4%39.1%33.5%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 23.5% 30.1%11.8%58.1%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G3.3% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
iPad Air 20.5% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  12.7%23.8%52.1%6.6%4.5%

Average Device Age: 921.5 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 324.4 days


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Last Updated: Oct 24, 2014 03:38:07