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 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: Sep 23, 2016 23:31:45

Adoption Trends

All Platforms:

10.X28.4%
9.X61.4%
8.X4.5%
7.X2.8%
6.X1.7%
5.X0.9%
4.X0.3%

iPhone Only:

10.X36.1%
9.X57.2%
8.X3.1%
7.X2.9%
6.X0.4%
5.X0.0%
4.X0.2%

iPad Only:

10.X9.3%
9.X75.8%
8.X8.1%
7.X2.3%
6.X1.0%
5.X3.2%
4.X0.3%

Device Breakdowns

Device Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 72.0% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 7+0.4% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 6G0.8% 49.8%50.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s12.1% 45.3%54.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone se2.5% 40.0%60.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 618.9% 38.0%58.6%3.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+5.5% 37.1%62.3%0.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+3.4% 35.6%64.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s13.0% 34.9%56.5%7.9%0.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 40.6% 30.6%69.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro 9.70.6% 29.0%71.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 22.1% 24.4%72.7%2.0%0.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro0.9% 22.3%77.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c3.4% 20.7%68.1%4.3%6.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 56.3% 19.5%78.8%1.4%0.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air3.3% 18.1%76.6%1.3%4.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 22.3% 12.8%82.7%4.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G2.4% 10.3%64.2%21.7%3.6%0.1%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G5.7% 0.0%82.4%11.0%1.5%4.0%0.0%1.1%
iPad Mini3.5% 0.0%90.3%5.0%4.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 5G2.5% 0.0%79.7%14.3%6.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S2.1% 0.0%73.4%14.9%7.8%2.4%1.4%0.0%
iPhone 41.7% 0.0%0.0%0.0%94.7%2.7%0.1%2.5%
iPad 3G1.4% 0.0%67.1%29.4%3.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 4G1.3% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%92.0%2.5%5.5%
iPad 1G0.8% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
iPhone 3GS0.3% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%73.1%0.0%26.9%
iPad Mini 30.2% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 3G0.1% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%72.4%27.6%
Overall  28.4%61.4%4.5%2.8%1.7%0.9%0.3%

Device Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 618.9% 38.0%58.6%3.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s13.0% 34.9%56.5%7.9%0.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s12.1% 45.3%54.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 56.3% 19.5%78.8%1.4%0.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G5.7% 0.0%82.4%11.0%1.5%4.0%0.0%1.1%
iPhone 6+5.5% 37.1%62.3%0.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini3.5% 0.0%90.3%5.0%4.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c3.4% 20.7%68.1%4.3%6.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+3.4% 35.6%64.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air3.3% 18.1%76.6%1.3%4.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 5G2.5% 0.0%79.7%14.3%6.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone se2.5% 40.0%60.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G2.4% 10.3%64.2%21.7%3.6%0.1%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 22.3% 12.8%82.7%4.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S2.1% 0.0%73.4%14.9%7.8%2.4%1.4%0.0%
iPad Mini 22.1% 24.4%72.7%2.0%0.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 72.0% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 41.7% 0.0%0.0%0.0%94.7%2.7%0.1%2.5%
iPad 3G1.4% 0.0%67.1%29.4%3.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 4G1.3% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%92.0%2.5%5.5%
iPad Pro0.9% 22.3%77.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G0.8% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
iPod touch 6G0.8% 49.8%50.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 40.6% 30.6%69.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro 9.70.6% 29.0%71.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 7+0.4% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 3GS0.3% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%73.1%0.0%26.9%
iPad Mini 30.2% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 3G0.1% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%72.4%27.6%
Overall  28.4%61.4%4.5%2.8%1.7%0.9%0.3%

Average Device Age: 991.4 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 399.9 days


iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 72.8% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 7+0.6% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s16.9% 45.3%54.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone se3.5% 40.0%60.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 626.4% 38.0%58.6%3.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+7.7% 37.1%62.3%0.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+4.7% 35.6%64.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s18.1% 34.9%56.5%7.9%0.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c4.8% 20.7%68.1%4.3%6.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 58.8% 19.5%78.8%1.4%0.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S2.9% 0.0%73.4%14.9%7.8%2.4%1.4%0.0%
iPhone 42.3% 0.0%0.0%0.0%94.7%2.7%0.1%2.5%
iPhone 3GS0.4% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%73.1%0.0%26.9%
Overall  36.1%57.2%3.1%2.9%0.4%0.0%0.2%

iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 626.4% 38.0%58.6%3.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s18.1% 34.9%56.5%7.9%0.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s16.9% 45.3%54.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 58.8% 19.5%78.8%1.4%0.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+7.7% 37.1%62.3%0.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c4.8% 20.7%68.1%4.3%6.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+4.7% 35.6%64.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone se3.5% 40.0%60.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S2.9% 0.0%73.4%14.9%7.8%2.4%1.4%0.0%
iPhone 72.8% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 42.3% 0.0%0.0%0.0%94.7%2.7%0.1%2.5%
iPhone 7+0.6% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 3GS0.4% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%73.1%0.0%26.9%
Overall  36.1%57.2%3.1%2.9%0.4%0.0%0.2%

Average Device Age: 836.8 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 340.8 days


iPad Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPad Mini 42.6% 30.6%69.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro 9.72.6% 29.0%71.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 28.7% 24.4%72.7%2.0%0.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro3.8% 22.3%77.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air14.0% 18.1%76.6%1.3%4.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 29.5% 12.8%82.7%4.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G10.1% 10.3%64.2%21.7%3.6%0.1%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G23.8% 0.0%82.4%11.0%1.5%4.0%0.0%1.1%
iPad Mini14.8% 0.0%90.3%5.0%4.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G6.0% 0.0%67.1%29.4%3.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G3.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 30.8% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  9.3%75.9%8.1%2.3%1.0%3.2%0.3%

iPad Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPad 2G23.8% 0.0%82.4%11.0%1.5%4.0%0.0%1.1%
iPad Mini14.8% 0.0%90.3%5.0%4.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air14.0% 18.1%76.6%1.3%4.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G10.1% 10.3%64.2%21.7%3.6%0.1%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 29.5% 12.8%82.7%4.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 28.7% 24.4%72.7%2.0%0.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G6.0% 0.0%67.1%29.4%3.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro3.8% 22.3%77.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G3.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 42.6% 30.6%69.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro 9.72.6% 29.0%71.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 30.8% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  9.3%75.9%8.1%2.3%1.0%3.2%0.3%

Average Device Age: 1352.1 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 501.4 days



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