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

iPhone Only:

8.X39.6%
7.X53.8%
6.X6.3%
5.X0.3%
4.X0.0%

iPad Only:

8.X43.1%
7.X49.7%
6.X2.8%
5.X3.9%
4.X0.0%

Device Breakdowns

Device Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.1.X8.0.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 6+0.9% 66.7%33.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 63.4% 36.0%64.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 5G2.3% 33.6%35.8%30.7%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air3.6% 22.6%41.9%35.5%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 22.2% 20.3%32.4%47.3%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 516.9% 17.9%28.7%48.0%5.5%0.0%
iPhone 5s12.8% 16.8%32.1%51.1%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G4.8% 13.9%25.9%57.3%2.5%0.4%
iPad Mini3.5% 13.6%22.4%60.5%3.6%0.0%
iPhone 5c6.2% 13.5%44.7%41.8%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G4.1% 12.6%32.7%52.8%1.9%0.0%
iPad 2G8.4% 11.3%29.3%52.4%5.4%0.3%
iPhone 4S15.2% 8.3%18.3%67.4%5.4%0.6%
iPhone 49.1% 0.0%0.0%88.7%10.3%0.9%
iPod touch 4G3.8% 0.0%0.0%0.0%98.2%0.0%
iPhone 3GS1.5% 0.0%0.0%0.0%96.9%1.3%
iPad 1G1.1% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%98.6%
iPod touch 3G0.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%97.0%
Overall  13.8%25.9%50.0%8.6%1.5%

Device Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.1.X8.0.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 516.9% 17.9%28.7%48.0%5.5%0.0%
iPhone 4S15.2% 8.3%18.3%67.4%5.4%0.6%
iPhone 5s12.8% 16.8%32.1%51.1%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 49.1% 0.0%0.0%88.7%10.3%0.9%
iPad 2G8.4% 11.3%29.3%52.4%5.4%0.3%
iPhone 5c6.2% 13.5%44.7%41.8%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G4.8% 13.9%25.9%57.3%2.5%0.4%
iPad 4G4.1% 12.6%32.7%52.8%1.9%0.0%
iPod touch 4G3.8% 0.0%0.0%0.0%98.2%0.0%
iPad Air3.6% 22.6%41.9%35.5%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini3.5% 13.6%22.4%60.5%3.6%0.0%
iPhone 63.4% 36.0%64.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 5G2.3% 33.6%35.8%30.7%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 22.2% 20.3%32.4%47.3%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 3GS1.5% 0.0%0.0%0.0%96.9%1.3%
iPad 1G1.1% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%98.6%
iPhone 6+0.9% 66.7%33.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 3G0.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%97.0%
Overall  13.8%25.9%50.0%8.6%1.5%

Average Device Age: 875.5 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 294.5 days


iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.1.X8.0.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 6+1.4% 66.7%33.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 65.2% 36.0%64.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 525.5% 17.9%28.7%48.0%5.5%0.0%
iPhone 5s19.4% 16.8%32.1%51.1%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c9.4% 13.5%44.7%41.8%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S23.0% 8.3%18.3%67.4%5.4%0.6%
iPhone 413.7% 0.0%0.0%88.7%10.3%0.9%
iPhone 3GS2.3% 0.0%0.0%0.0%96.9%1.3%
Overall  13.8%25.8%53.8%6.3%0.3%

iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.1.X8.0.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 525.5% 17.9%28.7%48.0%5.5%0.0%
iPhone 4S23.0% 8.3%18.3%67.4%5.4%0.6%
iPhone 5s19.4% 16.8%32.1%51.1%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 413.7% 0.0%0.0%88.7%10.3%0.9%
iPhone 5c9.4% 13.5%44.7%41.8%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 65.2% 36.0%64.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 3GS2.3% 0.0%0.0%0.0%96.9%1.3%
iPhone 6+1.4% 66.7%33.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  13.8%25.8%53.8%6.3%0.3%

Average Device Age: 829.4 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 277.4 days


iPad Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.1.X8.0.X7.X6.X5.X
iPad Air13.1% 22.6%41.9%35.5%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 27.8% 20.3%32.4%47.3%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G17.2% 13.9%25.9%57.3%2.5%0.4%
iPad Mini12.8% 13.6%22.4%60.5%3.6%0.0%
iPad 4G14.9% 12.6%32.7%52.8%1.9%0.0%
iPad 2G30.4% 11.3%29.3%52.4%5.4%0.3%
iPad 1G3.8% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%98.6%
Overall  14.0%29.1%49.7%2.8%3.9%

iPad Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.1.X8.0.X7.X6.X5.X
iPad 2G30.4% 11.3%29.3%52.4%5.4%0.3%
iPad 3G17.2% 13.9%25.9%57.3%2.5%0.4%
iPad 4G14.9% 12.6%32.7%52.8%1.9%0.0%
iPad Air13.1% 22.6%41.9%35.5%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini12.8% 13.6%22.4%60.5%3.6%0.0%
iPad Mini 27.8% 20.3%32.4%47.3%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G3.8% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%98.6%
Overall  14.0%29.1%49.7%2.8%3.9%

Average Device Age: 903.5 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 280.4 days


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Last Updated: Oct 23, 2014 14:37:43