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.X39.5%
7.X50.2%
6.X8.6%
5.X1.6%
4.X0.0%

iPhone Only:

8.X36.6%
7.X57.1%
6.X5.9%
5.X0.3%
4.X0.0%

iPad Only:

8.X50.1%
7.X44.0%
6.X1.5%
5.X4.1%
4.X0.0%

Device Breakdowns

Device Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.1.X8.0.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 6+1.3% 59.8%40.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 63.0% 34.9%65.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 5G3.0% 26.7%35.6%37.7%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air4.0% 26.2%43.0%30.7%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G4.4% 24.3%25.9%46.4%3.2%0.2%
iPad Mini4.0% 21.7%14.1%63.7%0.5%0.0%
iPad 2G9.0% 15.8%36.2%46.0%1.9%0.0%
iPad Mini 22.3% 14.5%51.2%34.3%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s13.7% 14.1%32.0%53.9%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c5.6% 11.7%38.6%49.7%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S14.5% 10.7%14.7%69.3%4.5%0.8%
iPhone 514.6% 10.4%33.3%46.5%9.8%0.0%
iPad 4G3.3% 9.9%36.7%50.4%3.0%0.0%
iPhone 410.6% 0.0%0.0%90.6%9.0%0.4%
iPod touch 4G4.4% 0.0%0.0%0.0%99.2%0.0%
iPad 1G1.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%97.2%
iPhone 3GS0.8% 0.0%0.0%0.0%94.7%0.6%
iPod touch 3G0.3% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%95.7%
Overall  13.4%26.2%50.2%8.6%1.6%

Device Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.1.X8.0.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 514.6% 10.4%33.3%46.5%9.8%0.0%
iPhone 4S14.5% 10.7%14.7%69.3%4.5%0.8%
iPhone 5s13.7% 14.1%32.0%53.9%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 410.6% 0.0%0.0%90.6%9.0%0.4%
iPad 2G9.0% 15.8%36.2%46.0%1.9%0.0%
iPhone 5c5.6% 11.7%38.6%49.7%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G4.4% 24.3%25.9%46.4%3.2%0.2%
iPod touch 4G4.4% 0.0%0.0%0.0%99.2%0.0%
iPad Air4.0% 26.2%43.0%30.7%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini4.0% 21.7%14.1%63.7%0.5%0.0%
iPad 4G3.3% 9.9%36.7%50.4%3.0%0.0%
iPhone 63.0% 34.9%65.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 5G3.0% 26.7%35.6%37.7%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 22.3% 14.5%51.2%34.3%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+1.3% 59.8%40.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G1.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%97.2%
iPhone 3GS0.8% 0.0%0.0%0.0%94.7%0.6%
iPod touch 3G0.3% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%95.7%
Overall  13.4%26.2%50.2%8.6%1.6%

Average Device Age: 883.5 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 295.9 days


iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.1.X8.0.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 6+2.0% 59.8%40.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 64.7% 34.9%65.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s21.3% 14.1%32.0%53.9%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c8.8% 11.7%38.6%49.7%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S22.6% 10.7%14.7%69.3%4.5%0.8%
iPhone 522.7% 10.4%33.3%46.5%9.8%0.0%
iPhone 416.6% 0.0%0.0%90.6%9.0%0.4%
iPhone 3GS1.3% 0.0%0.0%0.0%94.7%0.6%
Overall  11.7%25.0%57.1%5.9%0.3%

iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.1.X8.0.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 522.7% 10.4%33.3%46.5%9.8%0.0%
iPhone 4S22.6% 10.7%14.7%69.3%4.5%0.8%
iPhone 5s21.3% 14.1%32.0%53.9%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 416.6% 0.0%0.0%90.6%9.0%0.4%
iPhone 5c8.8% 11.7%38.6%49.7%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 64.7% 34.9%65.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+2.0% 59.8%40.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 3GS1.3% 0.0%0.0%0.0%94.7%0.6%
Overall  11.7%25.0%57.1%5.9%0.3%

Average Device Age: 832.5 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 286.5 days


iPad Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.1.X8.0.X7.X6.X5.X
iPad Air14.3% 26.2%43.0%30.7%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G15.7% 24.3%25.9%46.4%3.2%0.2%
iPad Mini14.2% 21.7%14.1%63.7%0.5%0.0%
iPad 2G32.0% 15.8%36.2%46.0%1.9%0.0%
iPad Mini 28.1% 14.5%51.2%34.3%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G11.6% 9.9%36.7%50.4%3.0%0.0%
iPad 1G4.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%97.2%
Overall  18.0%32.2%44.0%1.5%4.2%

iPad Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.1.X8.0.X7.X6.X5.X
iPad 2G32.0% 15.8%36.2%46.0%1.9%0.0%
iPad 3G15.7% 24.3%25.9%46.4%3.2%0.2%
iPad Air14.3% 26.2%43.0%30.7%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini14.2% 21.7%14.1%63.7%0.5%0.0%
iPad 4G11.6% 9.9%36.7%50.4%3.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 28.1% 14.5%51.2%34.3%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G4.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%97.2%
Overall  18.0%32.2%44.0%1.5%4.2%

Average Device Age: 908.1 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 251.4 days


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Last Updated: Oct 23, 2014 05:32:23