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: Mar 29, 2017 04:31:20

Adoption Trends

All Platforms:

10.X78.7%
9.X15.0%
8.X2.6%
7.X2.1%
6.X1.1%
5.X0.5%
4.X0.0%

iPhone Only:

10.X88.3%
9.X7.2%
8.X2.3%
7.X1.9%
6.X0.3%
5.X0.0%
4.X0.0%

iPad Only:

10.X62.3%
9.X30.9%
8.X2.4%
7.X2.9%
6.X0.3%
5.X1.2%

Device Breakdowns

Device Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 74.9% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 7+4.2% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro 9.70.5% 98.6%1.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+3.5% 98.1%1.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 24.4% 97.8%1.8%0.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 40.5% 97.1%2.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+6.1% 95.8%3.9%0.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s11.6% 93.9%6.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air6.8% 92.3%4.6%2.7%0.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 616.0% 91.9%5.5%2.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s10.3% 88.8%6.2%4.8%0.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone se4.2% 88.2%11.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 52.2% 85.4%12.4%0.9%0.8%0.5%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro1.0% 82.3%17.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G3.0% 78.6%5.7%11.0%2.2%2.6%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 24.0% 77.7%18.6%0.0%3.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 30.3% 74.6%13.5%11.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c1.8% 70.0%8.7%21.0%0.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 6G0.9% 69.1%8.3%22.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G3.6% 0.0%83.2%2.8%13.9%0.1%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini2.8% 0.0%95.9%0.8%3.1%0.2%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S1.9% 0.0%76.1%12.7%11.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G1.7% 0.0%98.1%0.6%0.9%0.4%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 5G1.2% 0.0%92.1%7.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 41.1% 0.0%0.0%0.0%97.2%0.4%2.0%0.4%
iPod touch 4G0.8% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%99.3%0.0%0.7%
iPad 1G0.3% 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%100.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 3G0.1% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%97.0%3.0%
Overall  78.7%15.0%2.6%2.1%1.1%0.5%0.0%

Device Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 616.0% 91.9%5.5%2.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s11.6% 93.9%6.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s10.3% 88.8%6.2%4.8%0.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air6.8% 92.3%4.6%2.7%0.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+6.1% 95.8%3.9%0.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 74.9% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 24.4% 97.8%1.8%0.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone se4.2% 88.2%11.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 7+4.2% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 24.0% 77.7%18.6%0.0%3.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G3.6% 0.0%83.2%2.8%13.9%0.1%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+3.5% 98.1%1.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G3.0% 78.6%5.7%11.0%2.2%2.6%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini2.8% 0.0%95.9%0.8%3.1%0.2%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 52.2% 85.4%12.4%0.9%0.8%0.5%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S1.9% 0.0%76.1%12.7%11.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c1.8% 70.0%8.7%21.0%0.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G1.7% 0.0%98.1%0.6%0.9%0.4%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 5G1.2% 0.0%92.1%7.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 41.1% 0.0%0.0%0.0%97.2%0.4%2.0%0.4%
iPad Pro1.0% 82.3%17.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 6G0.9% 69.1%8.3%22.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 4G0.8% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%99.3%0.0%0.7%
iPad Pro 9.70.5% 98.6%1.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 40.5% 97.1%2.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G0.3% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 30.3% 74.6%13.5%11.8%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%
iPod touch 3G0.1% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%97.0%3.0%
Overall  78.7%15.0%2.6%2.1%1.1%0.5%0.0%

Average Device Age: 1030.7 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 380.0 days


iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 77.2% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 7+6.1% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+5.2% 98.1%1.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+9.0% 95.8%3.9%0.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s17.1% 93.9%6.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 623.6% 91.9%5.5%2.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s15.1% 88.8%6.2%4.8%0.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone se6.1% 88.2%11.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 53.3% 85.4%12.4%0.9%0.8%0.5%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c2.7% 70.0%8.7%21.0%0.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S2.7% 0.0%76.1%12.7%11.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 41.6% 0.0%0.0%0.0%97.2%0.4%2.0%0.4%
iPhone 3GS0.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  88.3%7.2%2.3%1.9%0.3%0.0%0.0%

iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 623.6% 91.9%5.5%2.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s17.1% 93.9%6.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s15.1% 88.8%6.2%4.8%0.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+9.0% 95.8%3.9%0.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 77.2% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone se6.1% 88.2%11.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 7+6.1% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+5.2% 98.1%1.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 53.3% 85.4%12.4%0.9%0.8%0.5%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S2.7% 0.0%76.1%12.7%11.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c2.7% 70.0%8.7%21.0%0.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 41.6% 0.0%0.0%0.0%97.2%0.4%2.0%0.4%
iPhone 3GS0.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  88.3%7.2%2.3%1.9%0.3%0.0%0.0%

Average Device Age: 857.7 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 328.2 days


iPad Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPad Pro 9.71.9% 98.6%1.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 215.2% 97.8%1.8%0.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 41.6% 97.1%2.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air23.5% 92.3%4.6%2.7%0.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro3.4% 82.3%17.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G10.4% 78.6%5.7%11.0%2.2%2.6%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 213.7% 77.7%18.6%0.0%3.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 31.1% 74.6%13.5%11.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G12.5% 0.0%83.2%2.8%13.9%0.1%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini9.7% 0.0%95.9%0.8%3.1%0.2%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G6.0% 0.0%98.1%0.6%0.9%0.4%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G1.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
Overall  62.3%30.8%2.4%2.9%0.3%1.2%0.0%

iPad Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPad Air23.5% 92.3%4.6%2.7%0.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 215.2% 97.8%1.8%0.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 213.7% 77.7%18.6%0.0%3.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G12.5% 0.0%83.2%2.8%13.9%0.1%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G10.4% 78.6%5.7%11.0%2.2%2.6%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini9.7% 0.0%95.9%0.8%3.1%0.2%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G6.0% 0.0%98.1%0.6%0.9%0.4%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro3.4% 82.3%17.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro 9.71.9% 98.6%1.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 41.6% 97.1%2.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G1.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 31.1% 74.6%13.5%11.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  62.3%30.8%2.4%2.9%0.3%1.2%0.0%

Average Device Age: 1378.4 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 445.3 days



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