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: Jul 23, 2016 20:31:37

Adoption Trends

All Platforms:

10.X0.5%
9.X85.2%
8.X7.0%
7.X3.6%
6.X2.5%
5.X1.1%
4.X0.0%

iPhone Only:

10.X0.6%
9.X88.7%
8.X5.9%
7.X4.1%
6.X0.6%
5.X0.1%
4.X0.0%

iPad Only:

10.X0.4%
9.X83.4%
8.X10.1%
7.X3.2%
6.X0.0%
5.X2.8%
4.X0.0%

Device Breakdowns

Device Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPad Pro 9.70.2% 43.5%56.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s10.8% 2.8%97.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro0.6% 2.2%97.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s12.7% 0.4%84.8%9.8%5.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 616.0% 0.3%93.0%6.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+6.1% 0.3%93.1%6.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G5.6% 0.0%81.6%9.6%8.7%0.0%0.1%0.1%
iPhone 55.4% 0.0%92.5%5.5%1.5%0.5%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+5.1% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air5.0% 0.0%92.2%7.7%0.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c4.0% 0.0%87.3%12.4%0.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 23.6% 0.0%85.1%14.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini3.6% 0.0%85.1%12.8%2.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G2.9% 0.0%92.2%6.2%1.4%0.2%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 22.7% 0.0%77.9%17.6%4.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G2.6% 0.0%86.9%6.7%6.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 6G2.2% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S2.2% 0.0%68.7%17.2%9.4%2.6%2.1%0.0%
iPod touch 4G2.1% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%99.9%0.1%0.0%
iPhone 42.0% 0.0%0.0%0.0%88.6%10.5%0.6%0.3%
iPhone se1.5% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 5G1.5% 0.0%76.4%20.9%2.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G0.8% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%99.3%0.7%
iPad Mini 30.5% 0.0%80.2%19.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 3G0.3% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%92.0%8.0%
iPhone 3GS0.1% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  0.5%85.2%7.0%3.6%2.5%1.1%0.0%

Device Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 616.0% 0.3%93.0%6.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s12.7% 0.4%84.8%9.8%5.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s10.8% 2.8%97.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+6.1% 0.3%93.1%6.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G5.6% 0.0%81.6%9.6%8.7%0.0%0.1%0.1%
iPhone 55.4% 0.0%92.5%5.5%1.5%0.5%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+5.1% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air5.0% 0.0%92.2%7.7%0.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c4.0% 0.0%87.3%12.4%0.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 23.6% 0.0%85.1%14.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini3.6% 0.0%85.1%12.8%2.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G2.9% 0.0%92.2%6.2%1.4%0.2%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 22.7% 0.0%77.9%17.6%4.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G2.6% 0.0%86.9%6.7%6.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 6G2.2% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S2.2% 0.0%68.7%17.2%9.4%2.6%2.1%0.0%
iPod touch 4G2.1% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%99.9%0.1%0.0%
iPhone 42.0% 0.0%0.0%0.0%88.6%10.5%0.6%0.3%
iPhone se1.5% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 5G1.5% 0.0%76.4%20.9%2.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G0.8% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%99.3%0.7%
iPad Pro0.6% 2.2%97.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 30.5% 0.0%80.2%19.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 3G0.3% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%92.0%8.0%
iPad Pro 9.70.2% 43.5%56.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 3GS0.1% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  0.5%85.2%7.0%3.6%2.5%1.1%0.0%

Average Device Age: 976.3 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 454.7 days


iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 6s16.4% 2.8%97.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s19.2% 0.4%84.8%9.8%5.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 624.3% 0.3%93.0%6.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+9.2% 0.3%93.1%6.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 58.2% 0.0%92.5%5.5%1.5%0.5%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+7.7% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c6.1% 0.0%87.3%12.4%0.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S3.3% 0.0%68.7%17.2%9.4%2.6%2.1%0.0%
iPhone 43.0% 0.0%0.0%0.0%88.6%10.5%0.6%0.3%
iPhone se2.3% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 3GS0.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  0.6%88.7%5.9%4.1%0.6%0.1%0.0%

iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 624.3% 0.3%93.0%6.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s19.2% 0.4%84.8%9.8%5.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s16.4% 2.8%97.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+9.2% 0.3%93.1%6.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 58.2% 0.0%92.5%5.5%1.5%0.5%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+7.7% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c6.1% 0.0%87.3%12.4%0.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S3.3% 0.0%68.7%17.2%9.4%2.6%2.1%0.0%
iPhone 43.0% 0.0%0.0%0.0%88.6%10.5%0.6%0.3%
iPhone se2.3% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 3GS0.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  0.6%88.7%5.9%4.1%0.6%0.1%0.0%

Average Device Age: 811.0 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 419.3 days


iPad Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPad Pro 9.70.9% 43.5%56.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro2.0% 2.2%97.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G20.1% 0.0%81.6%9.6%8.7%0.0%0.1%0.1%
iPad Air17.7% 0.0%92.2%7.7%0.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 212.7% 0.0%85.1%14.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini12.7% 0.0%85.1%12.8%2.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G10.5% 0.0%92.2%6.2%1.4%0.2%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 29.6% 0.0%77.9%17.6%4.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G9.1% 0.0%86.9%6.7%6.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G2.8% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%99.3%0.7%
iPad Mini 31.8% 0.0%80.2%19.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  0.4%83.4%10.1%3.2%0.0%2.8%0.0%

iPad Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPad 2G20.1% 0.0%81.6%9.6%8.7%0.0%0.1%0.1%
iPad Air17.7% 0.0%92.2%7.7%0.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 212.7% 0.0%85.1%14.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini12.7% 0.0%85.1%12.8%2.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G10.5% 0.0%92.2%6.2%1.4%0.2%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 29.6% 0.0%77.9%17.6%4.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G9.1% 0.0%86.9%6.7%6.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G2.8% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%99.3%0.7%
iPad Pro2.0% 2.2%97.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 31.8% 0.0%80.2%19.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro 9.70.9% 43.5%56.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  0.4%83.4%10.1%3.2%0.0%2.8%0.0%

Average Device Age: 1291.3 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 462.1 days



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