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 05, 2016 21:31:43

Adoption Trends

All Platforms:

9.X72.9%
8.X13.3%
7.X9.4%
6.X2.6%
5.X1.7%
4.X0.1%

iPhone Only:

9.X77.1%
8.X11.6%
7.X10.4%
6.X0.8%
5.X0.0%
4.X0.0%

iPad Only:

9.X67.7%
8.X19.1%
7.X7.9%
6.X1.0%
5.X4.1%
4.X0.2%

Device Breakdowns

Device Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 6s6.5% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+2.4% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro0.2% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 6G0.5% 99.3%0.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+5.6% 93.0%7.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 22.4% 89.4%10.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 30.4% 84.6%15.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 615.3% 84.2%15.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 57.6% 81.8%12.4%5.4%0.4%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 5G1.4% 80.9%7.1%12.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air4.8% 79.3%12.9%7.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s15.0% 76.9%16.2%6.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c6.4% 76.8%15.2%8.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 22.6% 73.4%24.9%1.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini4.2% 70.8%20.6%7.0%1.5%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G3.4% 67.3%12.9%14.8%3.0%2.0%0.0%
iPad 2G5.3% 65.0%22.2%7.0%1.2%3.8%0.8%
iPhone 4S5.1% 58.3%15.5%23.4%2.7%0.1%0.0%
iPad 4G3.4% 46.7%34.9%16.7%1.8%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 44.1% 0.0%0.0%96.7%2.8%0.0%0.5%
iPod touch 4G1.9% 0.0%0.0%0.0%94.1%3.5%2.4%
iPad 1G0.9% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%99.8%0.2%
iPod touch 3G0.5% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%99.4%0.6%
iPhone 3GS0.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  72.9%13.3%9.4%2.6%1.7%0.1%

Device Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 615.3% 84.2%15.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s15.0% 76.9%16.2%6.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 57.6% 81.8%12.4%5.4%0.4%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s6.5% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c6.4% 76.8%15.2%8.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+5.6% 93.0%7.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G5.3% 65.0%22.2%7.0%1.2%3.8%0.8%
iPhone 4S5.1% 58.3%15.5%23.4%2.7%0.1%0.0%
iPad Air4.8% 79.3%12.9%7.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini4.2% 70.8%20.6%7.0%1.5%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 44.1% 0.0%0.0%96.7%2.8%0.0%0.5%
iPad 4G3.4% 46.7%34.9%16.7%1.8%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G3.4% 67.3%12.9%14.8%3.0%2.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 22.6% 73.4%24.9%1.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+2.4% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 22.4% 89.4%10.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 4G1.9% 0.0%0.0%0.0%94.1%3.5%2.4%
iPod touch 5G1.4% 80.9%7.1%12.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G0.9% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%99.8%0.2%
iPod touch 6G0.5% 99.3%0.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 3G0.5% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%99.4%0.6%
iPad Mini 30.4% 84.6%15.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 3GS0.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro0.2% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  72.9%13.3%9.4%2.6%1.7%0.1%

Average Device Age: 961.3 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 357.2 days


iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 6s9.5% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+3.5% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+8.2% 93.0%7.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 622.4% 84.2%15.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 511.1% 81.8%12.4%5.4%0.4%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s22.0% 76.9%16.2%6.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c9.4% 76.8%15.2%8.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S7.5% 58.3%15.5%23.4%2.7%0.1%0.0%
iPhone 46.0% 0.0%0.0%96.7%2.8%0.0%0.5%
iPhone 3GS0.4% 0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  77.1%11.7%10.4%0.8%0.0%0.0%

iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 622.4% 84.2%15.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s22.0% 76.9%16.2%6.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 511.1% 81.8%12.4%5.4%0.4%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s9.5% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c9.4% 76.8%15.2%8.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+8.2% 93.0%7.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S7.5% 58.3%15.5%23.4%2.7%0.1%0.0%
iPhone 46.0% 0.0%0.0%96.7%2.8%0.0%0.5%
iPhone 6s+3.5% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 3GS0.4% 0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  77.1%11.7%10.4%0.8%0.0%0.0%

Average Device Age: 833.4 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 313.8 days


iPad Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPad Pro0.7% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 28.5% 89.4%10.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 31.5% 84.6%15.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air17.5% 79.3%12.9%7.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 29.5% 73.4%24.9%1.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini15.2% 70.8%20.6%7.0%1.5%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G12.3% 67.3%12.9%14.8%3.0%2.0%0.0%
iPad 2G19.2% 65.0%22.2%7.0%1.2%3.8%0.8%
iPad 4G12.5% 46.7%34.9%16.7%1.8%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G3.1% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%99.8%0.2%
Overall  67.8%19.1%7.8%1.1%4.1%0.2%

iPad Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPad 2G19.2% 65.0%22.2%7.0%1.2%3.8%0.8%
iPad Air17.5% 79.3%12.9%7.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini15.2% 70.8%20.6%7.0%1.5%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G12.5% 46.7%34.9%16.7%1.8%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G12.3% 67.3%12.9%14.8%3.0%2.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 29.5% 73.4%24.9%1.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 28.5% 89.4%10.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G3.1% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%99.8%0.2%
iPad Mini 31.5% 84.6%15.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro0.7% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  67.8%19.1%7.8%1.1%4.1%0.2%

Average Device Age: 1187.2 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 386.6 days


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