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: Feb 01, 2015 20:30:48

Adoption Trends

All Platforms:

8.X60.8%
7.X30.3%
6.X5.8%
5.X2.9%

iPhone Only:

8.X64.0%
7.X30.9%
6.X4.6%
5.X0.3%

iPad Only:

8.X58.6%
7.X32.4%
6.X1.6%
5.X7.1%

Device Breakdowns

Device Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 67.2% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+4.3% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 21.9% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 30.4% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 5G2.6% 78.3%19.6%2.1%0.0%
iPad Air4.5% 73.7%26.3%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s13.7% 73.1%26.9%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 22.1% 70.3%29.7%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 510.9% 69.8%27.5%2.7%0.0%
iPhone 5c5.7% 62.6%37.4%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini5.3% 60.7%38.5%0.7%0.0%
iPad 4G5.1% 58.2%40.3%1.5%0.0%
iPad 3G3.3% 55.7%39.6%3.9%0.9%
iPad 2G9.8% 54.5%41.4%3.1%0.1%
iPhone 4S10.8% 52.3%40.8%5.7%1.2%
iPhone 46.4% 0.0%83.8%15.2%0.6%
iPad 1G2.4% 0.0%0.0%0.0%99.1%
iPod touch 4G2.4% 0.0%0.0%97.6%1.1%
iPhone 3GS1.0% 0.0%0.0%91.4%1.9%
iPod touch 3G0.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%97.7%
Overall  60.8%30.3%5.8%2.9%

Device Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 5s13.7% 73.1%26.9%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 510.9% 69.8%27.5%2.7%0.0%
iPhone 4S10.8% 52.3%40.8%5.7%1.2%
iPad 2G9.8% 54.5%41.4%3.1%0.1%
iPhone 67.2% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 46.4% 0.0%83.8%15.2%0.6%
iPhone 5c5.7% 62.6%37.4%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini5.3% 60.7%38.5%0.7%0.0%
iPad 4G5.1% 58.2%40.3%1.5%0.0%
iPad Air4.5% 73.7%26.3%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+4.3% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G3.3% 55.7%39.6%3.9%0.9%
iPod touch 5G2.6% 78.3%19.6%2.1%0.0%
iPad 1G2.4% 0.0%0.0%0.0%99.1%
iPod touch 4G2.4% 0.0%0.0%97.6%1.1%
iPad Mini 22.1% 70.3%29.7%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 21.9% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 3GS1.0% 0.0%0.0%91.4%1.9%
iPad Mini 30.4% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 3G0.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%97.7%
Overall  60.8%30.3%5.8%2.9%

Average Device Age: 865.9 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 304.5 days


iPhone 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+7.2% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s22.9% 73.1%26.9%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 518.1% 69.8%27.5%2.7%0.0%
iPhone 5c9.4% 62.6%37.4%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S18.0% 52.3%40.8%5.7%1.2%
iPhone 410.6% 0.0%83.8%15.2%0.6%
iPhone 3GS1.7% 0.0%0.0%91.4%1.9%
Overall  64.0%30.9%4.7%0.3%

iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 5s22.9% 73.1%26.9%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 518.1% 69.8%27.5%2.7%0.0%
iPhone 4S18.0% 52.3%40.8%5.7%1.2%
iPhone 612.1% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 410.6% 0.0%83.8%15.2%0.6%
iPhone 5c9.4% 62.6%37.4%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+7.2% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 3GS1.7% 0.0%0.0%91.4%1.9%
Overall  64.0%30.9%4.7%0.3%

Average Device Age: 774.4 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 266.8 days


iPad Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPad Air 25.3% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 31.1% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air12.9% 73.7%26.3%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 26.2% 70.3%29.7%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini15.1% 60.7%38.5%0.7%0.0%
iPad 4G14.8% 58.2%40.3%1.5%0.0%
iPad 3G9.4% 55.7%39.6%3.9%0.9%
iPad 2G28.3% 54.5%41.4%3.1%0.1%
iPad 1G7.0% 0.0%0.0%0.0%99.1%
Overall  58.6%32.4%1.6%7.1%

iPad Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPad 2G28.3% 54.5%41.4%3.1%0.1%
iPad Mini15.1% 60.7%38.5%0.7%0.0%
iPad 4G14.8% 58.2%40.3%1.5%0.0%
iPad Air12.9% 73.7%26.3%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G9.4% 55.7%39.6%3.9%0.9%
iPad 1G7.0% 0.0%0.0%0.0%99.1%
iPad Mini 26.2% 70.3%29.7%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 25.3% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 31.1% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  58.6%32.4%1.6%7.1%

Average Device Age: 966.3 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 332.4 days


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