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 03, 2015 07:32:14

Adoption Trends

All Platforms:

8.X77.1%
7.X18.1%
6.X3.4%
5.X1.4%

iPhone Only:

8.X77.2%
7.X20.6%
6.X2.0%
5.X0.1%

iPad Only:

8.X80.8%
7.X14.2%
6.X0.8%
5.X4.1%

Device Breakdowns

Device Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 613.7% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+5.9% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 22.3% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 30.5% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 5G1.7% 93.6%5.2%1.2%0.0%
iPhone 5s16.9% 88.6%11.4%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini5.3% 86.7%11.9%1.4%0.0%
iPad Mini 22.4% 84.6%15.4%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c6.8% 84.3%15.7%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G7.0% 83.2%14.9%1.7%0.1%
iPad 4G3.1% 82.3%16.8%1.0%0.0%
iPad Air4.3% 79.0%21.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G3.4% 76.7%20.9%0.6%1.8%
iPhone 59.4% 72.3%25.7%2.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S8.9% 52.7%44.0%3.0%0.4%
iPhone 45.0% 0.0%90.0%8.5%0.9%
iPod touch 4G1.8% 0.0%0.0%99.8%0.2%
iPad 1G1.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%97.9%
iPhone 3GS0.4% 0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
iPod touch 3G0.1% 0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
Overall  77.1%18.1%3.4%1.4%

Device Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 5s16.9% 88.6%11.4%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 613.7% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 59.4% 72.3%25.7%2.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S8.9% 52.7%44.0%3.0%0.4%
iPad 2G7.0% 83.2%14.9%1.7%0.1%
iPhone 5c6.8% 84.3%15.7%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+5.9% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini5.3% 86.7%11.9%1.4%0.0%
iPhone 45.0% 0.0%90.0%8.5%0.9%
iPad Air4.3% 79.0%21.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G3.4% 76.7%20.9%0.6%1.8%
iPad 4G3.1% 82.3%16.8%1.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 22.4% 84.6%15.4%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 22.3% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 4G1.8% 0.0%0.0%99.8%0.2%
iPod touch 5G1.7% 93.6%5.2%1.2%0.0%
iPad 1G1.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%97.9%
iPad Mini 30.5% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 3GS0.4% 0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
iPod touch 3G0.1% 0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
Overall  77.1%18.1%3.4%1.4%

Average Device Age: 882.4 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 371.4 days


iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 620.4% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+8.8% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s25.2% 88.6%11.4%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c10.1% 84.3%15.7%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 514.1% 72.3%25.7%2.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S13.3% 52.7%44.0%3.0%0.4%
iPhone 47.4% 0.0%90.0%8.5%0.9%
iPhone 3GS0.7% 0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
Overall  77.2%20.6%2.0%0.1%

iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 5s25.2% 88.6%11.4%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 620.4% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 514.1% 72.3%25.7%2.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S13.3% 52.7%44.0%3.0%0.4%
iPhone 5c10.1% 84.3%15.7%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+8.8% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 47.4% 0.0%90.0%8.5%0.9%
iPhone 3GS0.7% 0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
Overall  77.2%20.6%2.0%0.1%

Average Device Age: 788.8 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 354.8 days


iPad Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPad Air 27.9% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 31.6% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini18.0% 86.7%11.9%1.4%0.0%
iPad Mini 28.1% 84.6%15.4%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G23.8% 83.2%14.9%1.7%0.1%
iPad 4G10.5% 82.3%16.8%1.0%0.0%
iPad Air14.6% 79.0%21.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G11.5% 76.7%20.9%0.6%1.8%
iPad 1G4.0% 0.0%0.0%0.0%97.9%
Overall  80.8%14.2%0.8%4.1%

iPad Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPad 2G23.8% 83.2%14.9%1.7%0.1%
iPad Mini18.0% 86.7%11.9%1.4%0.0%
iPad Air14.6% 79.0%21.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G11.5% 76.7%20.9%0.6%1.8%
iPad 4G10.5% 82.3%16.8%1.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 28.1% 84.6%15.4%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 27.9% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G4.0% 0.0%0.0%0.0%97.9%
iPad Mini 31.6% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  80.8%14.2%0.8%4.1%

Average Device Age: 1030.3 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 369.6 days


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