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: Feb 20, 2017 16:31:22

Adoption Trends

All Platforms:

10.X76.1%
9.X16.5%
8.X3.4%
7.X2.0%
6.X1.1%
5.X0.8%
4.X0.0%

iPhone Only:

10.X85.3%
9.X9.4%
8.X2.2%
7.X2.5%
6.X0.6%
5.X0.0%
4.X0.0%

iPad Only:

10.X58.7%
9.X32.0%
8.X5.5%
7.X1.2%
6.X0.9%
5.X1.6%
4.X0.1%

Device Breakdowns

Device Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 74.8% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 7+3.1% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 40.8% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone se4.0% 97.9%2.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro1.3% 97.8%2.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+4.6% 97.0%3.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro 9.70.9% 95.9%4.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+4.1% 95.1%3.5%1.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 23.8% 95.1%4.9%0.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s10.0% 89.9%8.0%1.9%0.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air5.9% 89.9%1.4%8.2%0.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 614.7% 89.7%8.9%1.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 6G1.2% 89.4%0.2%10.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G4.1% 85.7%7.8%5.2%1.0%0.3%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s10.9% 83.1%16.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c3.2% 82.2%9.1%6.2%2.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 54.3% 81.0%3.1%9.3%6.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 22.5% 75.5%24.0%0.4%0.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 30.3% 71.7%11.6%16.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G4.2% 0.0%90.1%7.1%1.8%0.0%0.0%0.9%
iPad Mini3.3% 0.0%80.1%15.2%4.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G2.2% 0.0%82.1%3.2%2.5%11.8%0.4%0.0%
iPhone 4S2.2% 0.0%73.8%19.4%5.7%0.2%0.8%0.0%
iPhone 41.4% 0.0%0.0%0.0%84.8%13.9%0.8%0.5%
iPod touch 5G0.8% 0.0%73.4%26.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G0.5% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%99.6%0.4%
iPod touch 4G0.4% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 3G0.3% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
iPhone 3GS0.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%99.0%1.0%0.0%
Overall  76.1%16.5%3.4%2.0%1.1%0.8%0.0%

Device Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 614.7% 89.7%8.9%1.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s10.9% 83.1%16.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s10.0% 89.9%8.0%1.9%0.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air5.9% 89.9%1.4%8.2%0.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 74.8% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+4.6% 97.0%3.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 54.3% 81.0%3.1%9.3%6.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G4.2% 0.0%90.1%7.1%1.8%0.0%0.0%0.9%
iPad 4G4.1% 85.7%7.8%5.2%1.0%0.3%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+4.1% 95.1%3.5%1.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone se4.0% 97.9%2.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 23.8% 95.1%4.9%0.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini3.3% 0.0%80.1%15.2%4.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c3.2% 82.2%9.1%6.2%2.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 7+3.1% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 22.5% 75.5%24.0%0.4%0.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G2.2% 0.0%82.1%3.2%2.5%11.8%0.4%0.0%
iPhone 4S2.2% 0.0%73.8%19.4%5.7%0.2%0.8%0.0%
iPhone 41.4% 0.0%0.0%0.0%84.8%13.9%0.8%0.5%
iPad Pro1.3% 97.8%2.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 6G1.2% 89.4%0.2%10.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro 9.70.9% 95.9%4.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 40.8% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 5G0.8% 0.0%73.4%26.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G0.5% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%99.6%0.4%
iPod touch 4G0.4% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 30.3% 71.7%11.6%16.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 3G0.3% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
iPhone 3GS0.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%99.0%1.0%0.0%
Overall  76.1%16.5%3.4%2.0%1.1%0.8%0.0%

Average Device Age: 1035.9 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 359.2 days


iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 77.1% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 7+4.6% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone se5.9% 97.9%2.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+6.9% 97.0%3.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+6.0% 95.1%3.5%1.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s14.9% 89.9%8.0%1.9%0.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 621.8% 89.7%8.9%1.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s16.2% 83.1%16.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c4.8% 82.2%9.1%6.2%2.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 56.3% 81.0%3.1%9.3%6.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S3.2% 0.0%73.8%19.4%5.7%0.2%0.8%0.0%
iPhone 42.0% 0.0%0.0%0.0%84.8%13.9%0.8%0.5%
iPhone 3GS0.3% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%99.0%1.0%0.0%
Overall  85.3%9.4%2.2%2.5%0.6%0.0%0.0%

iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 621.8% 89.7%8.9%1.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s16.2% 83.1%16.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s14.9% 89.9%8.0%1.9%0.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 77.1% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+6.9% 97.0%3.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 56.3% 81.0%3.1%9.3%6.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+6.0% 95.1%3.5%1.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone se5.9% 97.9%2.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c4.8% 82.2%9.1%6.2%2.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 7+4.6% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S3.2% 0.0%73.8%19.4%5.7%0.2%0.8%0.0%
iPhone 42.0% 0.0%0.0%0.0%84.8%13.9%0.8%0.5%
iPhone 3GS0.3% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%99.0%1.0%0.0%
Overall  85.3%9.4%2.2%2.5%0.6%0.0%0.0%

Average Device Age: 873.8 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 309.1 days


iPad Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPad Mini 42.8% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro4.3% 97.8%2.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro 9.73.1% 95.9%4.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 212.9% 95.1%4.9%0.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air19.7% 89.9%1.4%8.2%0.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G13.7% 85.7%7.8%5.2%1.0%0.3%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 28.4% 75.5%24.0%0.4%0.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 31.0% 71.7%11.6%16.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G14.2% 0.0%90.1%7.1%1.8%0.0%0.0%0.9%
iPad Mini10.9% 0.0%80.1%15.2%4.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G7.4% 0.0%82.1%3.2%2.5%11.8%0.4%0.0%
iPad 1G1.6% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%99.6%0.4%
Overall  58.7%32.0%5.4%1.2%0.9%1.6%0.1%

iPad Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPad Air19.7% 89.9%1.4%8.2%0.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G14.2% 0.0%90.1%7.1%1.8%0.0%0.0%0.9%
iPad 4G13.7% 85.7%7.8%5.2%1.0%0.3%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 212.9% 95.1%4.9%0.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini10.9% 0.0%80.1%15.2%4.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 28.4% 75.5%24.0%0.4%0.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G7.4% 0.0%82.1%3.2%2.5%11.8%0.4%0.0%
iPad Pro4.3% 97.8%2.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro 9.73.1% 95.9%4.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 42.8% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G1.6% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%99.6%0.4%
iPad Mini 31.0% 71.7%11.6%16.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  58.7%32.0%5.4%1.2%0.9%1.6%0.1%

Average Device Age: 1372.2 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 433.9 days



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