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: May 24, 2016 23:31:23

Adoption Trends

All Platforms:

9.X84.5%
8.X8.4%
7.X5.1%
6.X1.5%
5.X0.6%
4.X0.0%

iPhone Only:

9.X87.8%
8.X6.0%
7.X5.7%
6.X0.4%
5.X0.1%
4.X0.0%

iPad Only:

9.X80.1%
8.X14.0%
7.X3.6%
6.X0.8%
5.X1.4%
4.X0.0%

Device Breakdowns

Device Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 6s10.2% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+2.6% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone se0.8% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro0.5% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 6G0.4% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro 9.70.4% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 31.8% 98.1%1.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+7.3% 94.7%5.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 615.5% 93.6%6.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c5.5% 91.0%5.5%3.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s12.2% 89.8%8.4%1.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini4.3% 88.0%9.4%1.4%1.1%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 23.0% 86.9%13.0%0.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air5.2% 83.4%9.1%7.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 55.4% 82.5%9.6%6.5%1.3%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 5G1.8% 80.6%8.3%11.1%0.1%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G2.8% 80.4%14.2%3.3%2.1%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G4.0% 79.7%14.6%4.9%0.9%0.1%0.0%
iPad Air 23.3% 78.5%21.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S4.2% 64.2%17.8%15.9%1.3%0.8%0.0%
iPad 2G4.6% 63.1%26.8%7.7%2.4%0.0%0.1%
iPhone 42.4% 0.0%0.0%99.0%0.7%0.0%0.3%
iPod touch 4G1.0% 0.0%0.0%0.0%98.1%0.0%1.9%
iPad 1G0.4% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
iPhone 3GS0.1% 0.0%0.0%0.0%99.0%1.0%0.0%
iPod touch 3G0.1% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%90.9%9.1%
Overall  84.5%8.4%5.1%1.5%0.6%0.0%

Device Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 615.5% 93.6%6.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s12.2% 89.8%8.4%1.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s10.2% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+7.3% 94.7%5.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c5.5% 91.0%5.5%3.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 55.4% 82.5%9.6%6.5%1.3%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air5.2% 83.4%9.1%7.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G4.6% 63.1%26.8%7.7%2.4%0.0%0.1%
iPad Mini4.3% 88.0%9.4%1.4%1.1%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S4.2% 64.2%17.8%15.9%1.3%0.8%0.0%
iPad 3G4.0% 79.7%14.6%4.9%0.9%0.1%0.0%
iPad Air 23.3% 78.5%21.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 23.0% 86.9%13.0%0.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G2.8% 80.4%14.2%3.3%2.1%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+2.6% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 42.4% 0.0%0.0%99.0%0.7%0.0%0.3%
iPod touch 5G1.8% 80.6%8.3%11.1%0.1%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 31.8% 98.1%1.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 4G1.0% 0.0%0.0%0.0%98.1%0.0%1.9%
iPhone se0.8% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro0.5% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 6G0.4% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro 9.70.4% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G0.4% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
iPhone 3GS0.1% 0.0%0.0%0.0%99.0%1.0%0.0%
iPod touch 3G0.1% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%90.9%9.1%
Overall  84.5%8.4%5.1%1.5%0.6%0.0%

Average Device Age: 951.7 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 393.0 days


iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 6s15.5% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+4.0% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone se1.2% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+11.0% 94.7%5.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 623.4% 93.6%6.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c8.2% 91.0%5.5%3.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s18.4% 89.8%8.4%1.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 58.1% 82.5%9.6%6.5%1.3%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S6.4% 64.2%17.8%15.9%1.3%0.8%0.0%
iPhone 43.6% 0.0%0.0%99.0%0.7%0.0%0.3%
iPhone 3GS0.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%99.0%1.0%0.0%
Overall  87.8%6.0%5.7%0.4%0.1%0.0%

iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 623.4% 93.6%6.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s18.4% 89.8%8.4%1.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s15.5% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+11.0% 94.7%5.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c8.2% 91.0%5.5%3.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 58.1% 82.5%9.6%6.5%1.3%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S6.4% 64.2%17.8%15.9%1.3%0.8%0.0%
iPhone 6s+4.0% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 43.6% 0.0%0.0%99.0%0.7%0.0%0.3%
iPhone se1.2% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 3GS0.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%99.0%1.0%0.0%
Overall  87.8%6.0%5.7%0.4%0.1%0.0%

Average Device Age: 820.7 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 370.4 days


iPad Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPad Pro1.5% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro 9.71.4% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 35.8% 98.1%1.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini14.1% 88.0%9.4%1.4%1.1%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 29.8% 86.9%13.0%0.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air17.0% 83.4%9.1%7.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G9.2% 80.4%14.2%3.3%2.1%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G13.3% 79.7%14.6%4.9%0.9%0.1%0.0%
iPad Air 211.0% 78.5%21.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G15.3% 63.1%26.8%7.7%2.4%0.0%0.1%
iPad 1G1.4% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
Overall  80.1%14.0%3.6%0.8%1.4%0.0%

iPad Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPad Air17.0% 83.4%9.1%7.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G15.3% 63.1%26.8%7.7%2.4%0.0%0.1%
iPad Mini14.1% 88.0%9.4%1.4%1.1%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G13.3% 79.7%14.6%4.9%0.9%0.1%0.0%
iPad Air 211.0% 78.5%21.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 29.8% 86.9%13.0%0.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G9.2% 80.4%14.2%3.3%2.1%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 35.8% 98.1%1.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro1.5% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro 9.71.4% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G1.4% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
Overall  80.1%14.0%3.6%0.8%1.4%0.0%

Average Device Age: 1183.1 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 406.4 days



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