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: Mar 05, 2015 08:31:52

Adoption Trends

All Platforms:

8.X66.7%
7.X27.1%
6.X4.4%
5.X1.4%

iPhone Only:

8.X67.3%
7.X29.5%
6.X2.9%
5.X0.3%

iPad Only:

8.X69.8%
7.X24.1%
6.X2.2%
5.X2.9%

Device Breakdowns

Device Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 610.5% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+4.0% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 21.8% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 30.5% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 21.1% 82.4%17.6%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air4.1% 81.2%18.8%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 5G2.2% 79.2%20.8%0.1%0.0%
iPad 3G3.9% 72.1%23.7%3.6%0.7%
iPhone 5c7.8% 71.2%28.8%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s15.6% 71.1%28.9%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 511.4% 70.4%26.2%3.4%0.0%
iPad Mini3.9% 69.9%29.0%1.1%0.0%
iPad 4G4.2% 62.6%35.3%2.1%0.0%
iPad 2G7.5% 62.5%29.7%4.6%0.2%
iPhone 4S11.6% 55.5%39.4%5.1%0.0%
iPhone 46.2% 0.0%92.0%6.0%0.9%
iPod touch 4G1.9% 0.0%0.0%98.1%0.5%
iPad 1G0.8% 0.0%0.0%0.0%95.5%
iPhone 3GS0.7% 0.0%0.0%84.8%15.2%
iPod touch 3G0.4% 0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
Overall  66.7%27.1%4.4%1.4%

Device Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 5s15.6% 71.1%28.9%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S11.6% 55.5%39.4%5.1%0.0%
iPhone 511.4% 70.4%26.2%3.4%0.0%
iPhone 610.5% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c7.8% 71.2%28.8%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G7.5% 62.5%29.7%4.6%0.2%
iPhone 46.2% 0.0%92.0%6.0%0.9%
iPad 4G4.2% 62.6%35.3%2.1%0.0%
iPad Air4.1% 81.2%18.8%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+4.0% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G3.9% 72.1%23.7%3.6%0.7%
iPad Mini3.9% 69.9%29.0%1.1%0.0%
iPod touch 5G2.2% 79.2%20.8%0.1%0.0%
iPod touch 4G1.9% 0.0%0.0%98.1%0.5%
iPad Air 21.8% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 21.1% 82.4%17.6%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G0.8% 0.0%0.0%0.0%95.5%
iPhone 3GS0.7% 0.0%0.0%84.8%15.2%
iPad Mini 30.5% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 3G0.4% 0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
Overall  66.7%27.1%4.4%1.4%

Average Device Age: 835.9 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 294.3 days


iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 615.6% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+5.9% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c11.5% 71.2%28.8%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s23.0% 71.1%28.9%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 516.8% 70.4%26.2%3.4%0.0%
iPhone 4S17.1% 55.5%39.4%5.1%0.0%
iPhone 49.1% 0.0%92.0%6.0%0.9%
iPhone 3GS1.1% 0.0%0.0%84.8%15.2%
Overall  67.3%29.5%2.9%0.2%

iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 5s23.0% 71.1%28.9%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S17.1% 55.5%39.4%5.1%0.0%
iPhone 516.8% 70.4%26.2%3.4%0.0%
iPhone 615.6% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c11.5% 71.2%28.8%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 49.1% 0.0%92.0%6.0%0.9%
iPhone 6+5.9% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 3GS1.1% 0.0%0.0%84.8%15.2%
Overall  67.3%29.5%2.9%0.2%

Average Device Age: 760.1 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 278.5 days


iPad Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPad Air 26.5% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 31.9% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 24.1% 82.4%17.6%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air14.9% 81.2%18.8%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G14.0% 72.1%23.7%3.6%0.7%
iPad Mini13.8% 69.9%29.0%1.1%0.0%
iPad 4G15.0% 62.6%35.3%2.1%0.0%
iPad 2G26.9% 62.5%29.7%4.6%0.2%
iPad 1G2.9% 0.0%0.0%0.0%95.5%
Overall  69.8%24.1%2.2%2.9%

iPad Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPad 2G26.9% 62.5%29.7%4.6%0.2%
iPad 4G15.0% 62.6%35.3%2.1%0.0%
iPad Air14.9% 81.2%18.8%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G14.0% 72.1%23.7%3.6%0.7%
iPad Mini13.8% 69.9%29.0%1.1%0.0%
iPad Air 26.5% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 24.1% 82.4%17.6%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G2.9% 0.0%0.0%0.0%95.5%
iPad Mini 31.9% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  69.8%24.1%2.2%2.9%

Average Device Age: 946.7 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 284.0 days


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