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 no as representative of actual usage.


Since this is usage based data it may oscillate up and down a bit, focus on the overall trend. Number after the colon is hour in Eastern Standard Time.

Adoption Trends

All Platforms:

8.X22.9%
7.X66.2%
6.X9.3%
5.X1.5%

iPhone Only:

8.X25.4%
7.X69.0%
6.X5.1%
5.X0.4%

iPad Only:

8.X21.0%
7.X71.2%
6.X4.7%
5.X3.1%

Device Breakdowns

Device Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 63.6% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+0.2% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 21.3% 46.2%53.8%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air3.8% 33.9%66.1%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 5G1.4% 33.4%65.8%0.8%0.0%
iPhone 5s14.1% 30.8%69.2%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini5.1% 29.2%67.7%3.2%0.0%
iPhone 514.9% 27.0%70.0%3.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c6.2% 26.7%73.3%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G5.6% 26.6%70.6%2.5%0.2%
iPhone 4S16.4% 12.5%79.8%7.3%0.4%
iPad 2G9.7% 11.8%79.0%8.9%0.1%
iPad 4G4.5% 11.0%82.9%6.1%0.0%
iPhone 46.6% 0.0%83.1%14.1%2.7%
iPod touch 4G4.8% 0.0%0.0%97.7%2.2%
iPad 1G0.9% 0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
iPhone 3GS0.7% 0.0%0.0%95.8%0.7%
iPod touch 3G0.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%94.7%
Overall  22.9%66.2%9.3%1.5%

Device Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 4S16.4% 12.5%79.8%7.3%0.4%
iPhone 514.9% 27.0%70.0%3.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s14.1% 30.8%69.2%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G9.7% 11.8%79.0%8.9%0.1%
iPhone 46.6% 0.0%83.1%14.1%2.7%
iPhone 5c6.2% 26.7%73.3%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G5.6% 26.6%70.6%2.5%0.2%
iPad Mini5.1% 29.2%67.7%3.2%0.0%
iPod touch 4G4.8% 0.0%0.0%97.7%2.2%
iPad 4G4.5% 11.0%82.9%6.1%0.0%
iPad Air3.8% 33.9%66.1%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 63.6% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 5G1.4% 33.4%65.8%0.8%0.0%
iPad Mini 21.3% 46.2%53.8%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G0.9% 0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
iPhone 3GS0.7% 0.0%0.0%95.8%0.7%
iPhone 6+0.2% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 3G0.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%94.7%
Overall  22.9%66.2%9.3%1.5%

Average Device Age: 834.9 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 332.6 days


iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 65.8% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+0.4% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s22.5% 30.8%69.2%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 523.8% 27.0%70.0%3.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c9.8% 26.7%73.3%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S26.1% 12.5%79.8%7.3%0.4%
iPhone 410.6% 0.0%83.1%14.1%2.7%
iPhone 3GS1.1% 0.0%0.0%95.8%0.7%
Overall  25.4%69.0%5.1%0.4%

iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 4S26.1% 12.5%79.8%7.3%0.4%
iPhone 523.8% 27.0%70.0%3.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s22.5% 30.8%69.2%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 410.6% 0.0%83.1%14.1%2.7%
iPhone 5c9.8% 26.7%73.3%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 65.8% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 3GS1.1% 0.0%0.0%95.8%0.7%
iPhone 6+0.4% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  25.4%69.0%5.1%0.4%

Average Device Age: 758.0 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 298.9 days


iPad Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPad Mini 24.1% 46.2%53.8%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air12.2% 33.9%66.1%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini16.6% 29.2%67.7%3.2%0.0%
iPad 3G18.1% 26.6%70.6%2.5%0.2%
iPad 2G31.3% 11.8%79.0%8.9%0.1%
iPad 4G14.6% 11.0%82.9%6.1%0.0%
iPad 1G3.0% 0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
Overall  21.0%71.1%4.7%3.1%

iPad Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPad 2G31.3% 11.8%79.0%8.9%0.1%
iPad 3G18.1% 26.6%70.6%2.5%0.2%
iPad Mini16.6% 29.2%67.7%3.2%0.0%
iPad 4G14.6% 11.0%82.9%6.1%0.0%
iPad Air12.2% 33.9%66.1%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 24.1% 46.2%53.8%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G3.0% 0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
Overall  21.0%71.1%4.7%3.1%

Average Device Age: 889.5 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 335.7 days


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Last Updated: Sep 22, 2014 12:03:18