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.X41.9%
7.X46.5%
6.X9.0%
5.X2.4%
4.X0.0%

iPhone Only:

8.X42.0%
7.X49.5%
6.X8.0%
5.X0.4%
4.X0.0%

iPad Only:

8.X44.8%
7.X46.5%
6.X3.0%
5.X5.3%
4.X0.0%

Device Breakdowns

Device Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.1.X8.0.X7.X6.X5.X
iPad Air 20.3% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+1.3% 74.4%25.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 64.2% 69.2%30.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 30.1% 57.4%42.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 5G2.2% 47.6%17.4%32.6%2.4%0.0%
iPad Air4.1% 37.2%18.8%44.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s14.4% 35.2%17.0%47.8%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 513.6% 34.5%17.3%40.6%7.5%0.0%
iPad Mini 21.0% 32.3%4.6%63.1%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G4.9% 28.7%21.3%47.2%1.8%1.0%
iPad 4G3.8% 28.3%14.1%55.1%2.6%0.0%
iPad Mini5.2% 27.8%14.6%55.9%1.7%0.0%
iPad 2G8.9% 27.2%18.4%46.2%7.1%0.3%
iPhone 5c5.9% 23.3%17.2%59.5%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S15.7% 18.8%10.7%60.3%9.2%1.0%
iPhone 47.6% 0.0%0.0%85.6%12.6%1.3%
iPod touch 4G2.9% 0.0%0.0%0.0%98.1%0.6%
iPhone 3GS1.8% 0.0%0.0%0.0%96.2%0.7%
iPad 1G1.5% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%97.7%
iPod touch 3G0.5% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%97.5%
Overall  27.6%14.3%46.5%9.0%2.4%

Device Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.1.X8.0.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 4S15.7% 18.8%10.7%60.3%9.2%1.0%
iPhone 5s14.4% 35.2%17.0%47.8%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 513.6% 34.5%17.3%40.6%7.5%0.0%
iPad 2G8.9% 27.2%18.4%46.2%7.1%0.3%
iPhone 47.6% 0.0%0.0%85.6%12.6%1.3%
iPhone 5c5.9% 23.3%17.2%59.5%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini5.2% 27.8%14.6%55.9%1.7%0.0%
iPad 3G4.9% 28.7%21.3%47.2%1.8%1.0%
iPhone 64.2% 69.2%30.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air4.1% 37.2%18.8%44.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G3.8% 28.3%14.1%55.1%2.6%0.0%
iPod touch 4G2.9% 0.0%0.0%0.0%98.1%0.6%
iPod touch 5G2.2% 47.6%17.4%32.6%2.4%0.0%
iPhone 3GS1.8% 0.0%0.0%0.0%96.2%0.7%
iPad 1G1.5% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%97.7%
iPhone 6+1.3% 74.4%25.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 21.0% 32.3%4.6%63.1%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 3G0.5% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%97.5%
iPad Air 20.3% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 30.1% 57.4%42.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  27.6%14.3%46.5%9.0%2.4%

Average Device Age: 867.3 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 298.2 days


iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.1.X8.0.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 6+2.0% 74.4%25.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 66.5% 69.2%30.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s22.3% 35.2%17.0%47.8%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 521.2% 34.5%17.3%40.6%7.5%0.0%
iPhone 5c9.1% 23.3%17.2%59.5%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S24.3% 18.8%10.7%60.3%9.2%1.0%
iPhone 411.8% 0.0%0.0%85.6%12.6%1.3%
iPhone 3GS2.7% 0.0%0.0%0.0%96.2%0.7%
Overall  27.9%14.2%49.5%7.9%0.4%

iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.1.X8.0.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 4S24.3% 18.8%10.7%60.3%9.2%1.0%
iPhone 5s22.3% 35.2%17.0%47.8%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 521.2% 34.5%17.3%40.6%7.5%0.0%
iPhone 411.8% 0.0%0.0%85.6%12.6%1.3%
iPhone 5c9.1% 23.3%17.2%59.5%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 66.5% 69.2%30.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 3GS2.7% 0.0%0.0%0.0%96.2%0.7%
iPhone 6+2.0% 74.4%25.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  27.9%14.2%49.5%7.9%0.4%

Average Device Age: 806.5 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 278.1 days


iPad Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.1.X8.0.X7.X6.X5.X
iPad Air 21.0% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 30.2% 57.4%42.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air13.8% 37.2%18.8%44.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 23.3% 32.3%4.6%63.1%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G16.5% 28.7%21.3%47.2%1.8%1.0%
iPad 4G12.8% 28.3%14.1%55.1%2.6%0.0%
iPad Mini17.3% 27.8%14.6%55.9%1.7%0.0%
iPad 2G29.9% 27.2%18.4%46.2%7.1%0.3%
iPad 1G5.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%97.7%
Overall  28.7%16.2%46.5%3.0%5.3%

iPad Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.1.X8.0.X7.X6.X5.X
iPad 2G29.9% 27.2%18.4%46.2%7.1%0.3%
iPad Mini17.3% 27.8%14.6%55.9%1.7%0.0%
iPad 3G16.5% 28.7%21.3%47.2%1.8%1.0%
iPad Air13.8% 37.2%18.8%44.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G12.8% 28.3%14.1%55.1%2.6%0.0%
iPad 1G5.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%97.7%
iPad Mini 23.3% 32.3%4.6%63.1%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 21.0% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 30.2% 57.4%42.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  28.7%16.2%46.5%3.0%5.3%

Average Device Age: 925.2 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 289.7 days


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Last Updated: Oct 31, 2014 10:37:14