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.X39.3%
7.X49.1%
6.X8.4%
5.X2.8%
4.X0.0%

iPhone Only:

8.X40.7%
7.X51.7%
6.X6.6%
5.X0.8%
4.X0.0%

iPad Only:

8.X40.9%
7.X49.2%
6.X3.5%
5.X6.0%
4.X0.0%

Device Breakdowns

Device Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.1.X8.0.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 6+1.0% 48.3%51.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 63.5% 26.2%73.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 5G2.0% 12.2%30.2%55.0%2.5%0.0%
iPad Mini 21.0% 7.6%43.2%49.2%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s12.7% 7.1%46.5%46.4%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 515.3% 6.7%39.3%49.2%4.8%0.0%
iPad Mini5.5% 6.4%36.5%53.6%3.5%0.0%
iPad Air4.9% 6.4%55.9%37.7%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G8.9% 5.2%34.0%54.2%4.9%0.5%
iPad 3G5.1% 4.4%27.2%62.6%5.4%0.4%
iPhone 4S14.9% 3.5%27.8%58.8%7.8%2.1%
iPad 4G3.8% 2.6%41.2%51.2%4.9%0.0%
iPhone 5c5.8% 2.4%45.7%51.9%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 49.2% 0.0%0.0%82.4%15.2%1.9%
iPod touch 4G3.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%96.4%1.3%
iPad 1G1.8% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%99.1%
iPhone 3GS0.9% 0.0%0.0%0.0%95.8%0.9%
iPod touch 3G0.5% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%89.6%
Overall  5.7%33.6%49.1%8.4%2.8%

Device Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.1.X8.0.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 515.3% 6.7%39.3%49.2%4.8%0.0%
iPhone 4S14.9% 3.5%27.8%58.8%7.8%2.1%
iPhone 5s12.7% 7.1%46.5%46.4%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 49.2% 0.0%0.0%82.4%15.2%1.9%
iPad 2G8.9% 5.2%34.0%54.2%4.9%0.5%
iPhone 5c5.8% 2.4%45.7%51.9%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini5.5% 6.4%36.5%53.6%3.5%0.0%
iPad 3G5.1% 4.4%27.2%62.6%5.4%0.4%
iPad Air4.9% 6.4%55.9%37.7%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G3.8% 2.6%41.2%51.2%4.9%0.0%
iPhone 63.5% 26.2%73.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 4G3.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%96.4%1.3%
iPod touch 5G2.0% 12.2%30.2%55.0%2.5%0.0%
iPad 1G1.8% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%99.1%
iPad Mini 21.0% 7.6%43.2%49.2%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+1.0% 48.3%51.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 3GS0.9% 0.0%0.0%0.0%95.8%0.9%
iPod touch 3G0.5% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%89.6%
Overall  5.7%33.6%49.1%8.4%2.8%

Average Device Age: 875.7 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 306.7 days


iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.1.X8.0.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 6+1.5% 48.3%51.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 65.5% 26.2%73.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s20.1% 7.1%46.5%46.4%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 524.2% 6.7%39.3%49.2%4.8%0.0%
iPhone 4S23.5% 3.5%27.8%58.8%7.8%2.1%
iPhone 5c9.2% 2.4%45.7%51.9%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 414.5% 0.0%0.0%82.4%15.2%1.9%
iPhone 3GS1.5% 0.0%0.0%0.0%95.8%0.9%
Overall  6.3%34.4%51.8%6.6%0.8%

iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.1.X8.0.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 524.2% 6.7%39.3%49.2%4.8%0.0%
iPhone 4S23.5% 3.5%27.8%58.8%7.8%2.1%
iPhone 5s20.1% 7.1%46.5%46.4%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 414.5% 0.0%0.0%82.4%15.2%1.9%
iPhone 5c9.2% 2.4%45.7%51.9%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 65.5% 26.2%73.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+1.5% 48.3%51.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 3GS1.5% 0.0%0.0%0.0%95.8%0.9%
Overall  6.3%34.4%51.8%6.6%0.8%

Average Device Age: 820.5 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 278.8 days


iPad Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.1.X8.0.X7.X6.X5.X
iPad Mini 23.3% 7.6%43.2%49.2%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini17.8% 6.4%36.5%53.6%3.5%0.0%
iPad Air15.9% 6.4%55.9%37.7%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G28.7% 5.2%34.0%54.2%4.9%0.5%
iPad 3G16.4% 4.4%27.2%62.6%5.4%0.4%
iPad 4G12.2% 2.6%41.2%51.2%4.9%0.0%
iPad 1G5.8% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%99.1%
Overall  4.9%36.0%49.2%3.5%6.0%

iPad Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.1.X8.0.X7.X6.X5.X
iPad 2G28.7% 5.2%34.0%54.2%4.9%0.5%
iPad Mini17.8% 6.4%36.5%53.6%3.5%0.0%
iPad 3G16.4% 4.4%27.2%62.6%5.4%0.4%
iPad Air15.9% 6.4%55.9%37.7%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G12.2% 2.6%41.2%51.2%4.9%0.0%
iPad 1G5.8% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%99.1%
iPad Mini 23.3% 7.6%43.2%49.2%0.0%0.0%
Overall  4.9%36.0%49.2%3.5%6.0%

Average Device Age: 916.0 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 309.2 days


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Last Updated: Oct 21, 2014 21:31:44