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: Apr 20, 2015 22:31:11

Adoption Trends

All Platforms:

8.X75.2%
7.X19.4%
6.X4.0%
5.X1.3%

iPhone Only:

8.X75.4%
7.X21.5%
6.X2.9%
5.X0.2%

iPad Only:

8.X78.6%
7.X16.8%
6.X1.0%
5.X3.3%

Device Breakdowns

Device Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 610.9% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+5.0% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 22.6% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 30.3% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 5G2.2% 87.8%11.9%0.3%0.0%
iPad Mini5.1% 84.8%14.1%1.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s16.3% 84.6%15.4%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 22.2% 83.7%16.3%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air4.8% 82.7%17.3%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G5.1% 80.3%17.0%2.7%0.0%
iPhone 5c6.2% 76.0%24.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G6.9% 74.3%22.2%1.3%1.1%
iPhone 510.4% 74.2%20.2%5.6%0.0%
iPad 3G3.5% 68.8%27.3%0.9%3.0%
iPhone 4S10.3% 61.4%32.9%5.1%0.6%
iPhone 44.9% 0.0%89.1%8.7%1.2%
iPod touch 4G1.9% 0.0%0.0%97.5%0.1%
iPad 1G0.9% 0.0%0.0%0.0%99.9%
iPhone 3GS0.3% 0.0%0.0%96.9%0.5%
iPod touch 3G0.1% 0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
Overall  75.2%19.4%4.0%1.3%

Device Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 5s16.3% 84.6%15.4%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 610.9% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 510.4% 74.2%20.2%5.6%0.0%
iPhone 4S10.3% 61.4%32.9%5.1%0.6%
iPad 2G6.9% 74.3%22.2%1.3%1.1%
iPhone 5c6.2% 76.0%24.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G5.1% 80.3%17.0%2.7%0.0%
iPad Mini5.1% 84.8%14.1%1.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+5.0% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 44.9% 0.0%89.1%8.7%1.2%
iPad Air4.8% 82.7%17.3%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G3.5% 68.8%27.3%0.9%3.0%
iPad Air 22.6% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 22.2% 83.7%16.3%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 5G2.2% 87.8%11.9%0.3%0.0%
iPod touch 4G1.9% 0.0%0.0%97.5%0.1%
iPad 1G0.9% 0.0%0.0%0.0%99.9%
iPhone 3GS0.3% 0.0%0.0%96.9%0.5%
iPad Mini 30.3% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 3G0.1% 0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
Overall  75.2%19.4%4.0%1.3%

Average Device Age: 836.9 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 306.0 days


iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 617.0% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+7.8% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s25.3% 84.6%15.4%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c9.6% 76.0%24.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 516.2% 74.2%20.2%5.6%0.0%
iPhone 4S16.0% 61.4%32.9%5.1%0.6%
iPhone 47.6% 0.0%89.1%8.7%1.2%
iPhone 3GS0.5% 0.0%0.0%96.9%0.5%
Overall  75.4%21.5%2.9%0.2%

iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 5s25.3% 84.6%15.4%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 617.0% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 516.2% 74.2%20.2%5.6%0.0%
iPhone 4S16.0% 61.4%32.9%5.1%0.6%
iPhone 5c9.6% 76.0%24.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+7.8% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 47.6% 0.0%89.1%8.7%1.2%
iPhone 3GS0.5% 0.0%0.0%96.9%0.5%
Overall  75.4%21.5%2.9%0.2%

Average Device Age: 757.4 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 292.4 days


iPad Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPad Air 28.2% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 30.9% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini16.1% 84.8%14.1%1.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 27.1% 83.7%16.3%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air15.2% 82.7%17.3%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G16.4% 80.3%17.0%2.7%0.0%
iPad 2G22.1% 74.3%22.2%1.3%1.1%
iPad 3G11.3% 68.8%27.3%0.9%3.0%
iPad 1G2.7% 0.0%0.0%0.0%99.9%
Overall  78.6%16.8%1.0%3.3%

iPad Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPad 2G22.1% 74.3%22.2%1.3%1.1%
iPad 4G16.4% 80.3%17.0%2.7%0.0%
iPad Mini16.1% 84.8%14.1%1.0%0.0%
iPad Air15.2% 82.7%17.3%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G11.3% 68.8%27.3%0.9%3.0%
iPad Air 28.2% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 27.1% 83.7%16.3%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G2.7% 0.0%0.0%0.0%99.9%
iPad Mini 30.9% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  78.6%16.8%1.0%3.3%

Average Device Age: 938.0 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 297.5 days


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