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 January 26, 2015 I dropped support for iOS versions below 7.0, as a result the data for older versions is not as representative of actual usage.


Last Updated: May 23, 2015 08:32:59

Adoption Trends

All Platforms:

8.X74.7%
7.X20.6%
6.X3.3%
5.X1.3%

iPhone Only:

8.X76.1%
7.X21.1%
6.X2.6%
5.X0.2%

iPad Only:

8.X74.2%
7.X21.2%
6.X1.0%
5.X3.1%

Device Breakdowns

Device Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 612.1% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+6.6% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 21.6% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 30.3% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air4.4% 88.0%12.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 22.9% 87.9%12.1%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 5G2.9% 86.3%13.7%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c7.6% 82.5%17.5%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s15.4% 79.8%20.2%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G3.1% 78.0%21.9%0.1%0.0%
iPhone 59.7% 73.6%23.1%3.3%0.0%
iPad Mini5.0% 71.6%27.7%0.7%0.0%
iPad 2G6.8% 68.3%25.8%3.7%0.3%
iPad 3G4.9% 65.7%33.6%0.5%0.2%
iPhone 4S8.8% 62.9%31.5%5.3%0.2%
iPhone 44.7% 0.0%94.5%3.4%2.0%
iPod touch 4G1.3% 0.0%0.0%99.3%0.2%
iPad 1G0.9% 0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
iPhone 3GS0.8% 0.0%0.0%93.9%5.3%
iPod touch 3G0.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
Overall  74.7%20.6%3.3%1.3%

Device Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 5s15.4% 79.8%20.2%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 612.1% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 59.7% 73.6%23.1%3.3%0.0%
iPhone 4S8.8% 62.9%31.5%5.3%0.2%
iPhone 5c7.6% 82.5%17.5%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G6.8% 68.3%25.8%3.7%0.3%
iPhone 6+6.6% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini5.0% 71.6%27.7%0.7%0.0%
iPad 3G4.9% 65.7%33.6%0.5%0.2%
iPhone 44.7% 0.0%94.5%3.4%2.0%
iPad Air4.4% 88.0%12.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G3.1% 78.0%21.9%0.1%0.0%
iPod touch 5G2.9% 86.3%13.7%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 22.9% 87.9%12.1%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 21.6% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 4G1.3% 0.0%0.0%99.3%0.2%
iPad 1G0.9% 0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
iPhone 3GS0.8% 0.0%0.0%93.9%5.3%
iPad Mini 30.3% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 3G0.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
Overall  74.7%20.6%3.3%1.3%

Average Device Age: 851.0 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 337.7 days


iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 618.4% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+10.1% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c11.6% 82.5%17.5%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s23.4% 79.8%20.2%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 514.7% 73.6%23.1%3.3%0.0%
iPhone 4S13.3% 62.9%31.5%5.3%0.2%
iPhone 47.1% 0.0%94.5%3.4%2.0%
iPhone 3GS1.2% 0.0%0.0%93.9%5.3%
Overall  76.1%21.1%2.5%0.2%

iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 5s23.4% 79.8%20.2%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 618.4% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 514.7% 73.6%23.1%3.3%0.0%
iPhone 4S13.3% 62.9%31.5%5.3%0.2%
iPhone 5c11.6% 82.5%17.5%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+10.1% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 47.1% 0.0%94.5%3.4%2.0%
iPhone 3GS1.2% 0.0%0.0%93.9%5.3%
Overall  76.1%21.1%2.5%0.2%

Average Device Age: 757.6 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 321.6 days


iPad Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPad Air 25.5% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 30.9% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air14.6% 88.0%12.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 29.8% 87.9%12.1%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G10.5% 78.0%21.9%0.1%0.0%
iPad Mini16.6% 71.6%27.7%0.7%0.0%
iPad 2G22.6% 68.3%25.8%3.7%0.3%
iPad 3G16.4% 65.7%33.6%0.5%0.2%
iPad 1G3.0% 0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
Overall  74.2%21.2%1.0%3.1%

iPad Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPad 2G22.6% 68.3%25.8%3.7%0.3%
iPad Mini16.6% 71.6%27.7%0.7%0.0%
iPad 3G16.4% 65.7%33.6%0.5%0.2%
iPad Air14.6% 88.0%12.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G10.5% 78.0%21.9%0.1%0.0%
iPad Mini 29.8% 87.9%12.1%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 25.5% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G3.0% 0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
iPad Mini 30.9% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  74.2%21.2%1.0%3.1%

Average Device Age: 1000.3 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 345.4 days


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