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: Jan 19, 2017 17:31:38

Adoption Trends

All Platforms:

10.X80.5%
9.X13.0%
8.X1.6%
7.X2.0%
6.X2.4%
5.X0.5%
4.X0.0%

iPhone Only:

10.X90.5%
9.X5.6%
8.X0.7%
7.X2.1%
6.X1.0%
5.X0.1%
4.X0.0%

iPad Only:

10.X59.9%
9.X32.9%
8.X4.0%
7.X2.0%
6.X0.0%
5.X1.3%

Device Breakdowns

Device Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 75.4% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 7+3.8% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro 9.70.8% 99.6%0.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 6G0.9% 99.0%1.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone se3.1% 97.9%2.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+4.1% 97.0%3.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 30.1% 96.9%0.0%3.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s11.9% 95.9%4.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 614.9% 94.7%4.2%1.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+8.4% 93.2%6.0%0.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G2.4% 93.2%1.3%3.7%1.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 23.2% 91.6%6.3%2.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air5.6% 91.1%3.0%5.0%0.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s10.5% 90.3%5.8%0.7%3.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 41.0% 90.3%9.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c2.4% 89.1%8.6%0.0%2.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 53.8% 89.0%7.3%1.5%2.1%0.1%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro0.4% 87.6%12.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 23.1% 81.3%13.9%1.0%3.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G3.2% 0.0%84.3%8.7%6.7%0.3%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini3.0% 0.0%91.7%6.9%1.3%0.1%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G2.0% 0.0%96.6%2.2%1.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 4G1.7% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%99.7%0.3%0.1%
iPhone 4S1.3% 0.0%81.0%12.9%6.0%0.0%0.1%0.0%
iPhone 41.1% 0.0%0.0%0.0%89.9%3.8%4.7%1.7%
iPod touch 5G0.8% 0.0%93.0%7.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 3GS0.6% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G0.3% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
iPod touch 3G0.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
Overall  80.5%13.0%1.6%2.0%2.4%0.5%0.0%

Device Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 614.9% 94.7%4.2%1.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s11.9% 95.9%4.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s10.5% 90.3%5.8%0.7%3.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+8.4% 93.2%6.0%0.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air5.6% 91.1%3.0%5.0%0.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 75.4% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+4.1% 97.0%3.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 7+3.8% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 53.8% 89.0%7.3%1.5%2.1%0.1%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 23.2% 91.6%6.3%2.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G3.2% 0.0%84.3%8.7%6.7%0.3%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 23.1% 81.3%13.9%1.0%3.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone se3.1% 97.9%2.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini3.0% 0.0%91.7%6.9%1.3%0.1%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c2.4% 89.1%8.6%0.0%2.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G2.4% 93.2%1.3%3.7%1.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G2.0% 0.0%96.6%2.2%1.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 4G1.7% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%99.7%0.3%0.1%
iPhone 4S1.3% 0.0%81.0%12.9%6.0%0.0%0.1%0.0%
iPhone 41.1% 0.0%0.0%0.0%89.9%3.8%4.7%1.7%
iPad Mini 41.0% 90.3%9.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 6G0.9% 99.0%1.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro 9.70.8% 99.6%0.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 5G0.8% 0.0%93.0%7.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 3GS0.6% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro0.4% 87.6%12.4%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%
iPod touch 3G0.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 30.1% 96.9%0.0%3.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  80.5%13.0%1.6%2.0%2.4%0.5%0.0%

Average Device Age: 978.0 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 316.0 days


iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 77.6% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 7+5.4% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone se4.3% 97.9%2.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+5.8% 97.0%3.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s16.6% 95.9%4.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 620.9% 94.7%4.2%1.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+11.8% 93.2%6.0%0.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s14.7% 90.3%5.8%0.7%3.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c3.4% 89.1%8.6%0.0%2.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 55.3% 89.0%7.3%1.5%2.1%0.1%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S1.9% 0.0%81.0%12.9%6.0%0.0%0.1%0.0%
iPhone 41.5% 0.0%0.0%0.0%89.9%3.8%4.7%1.7%
iPhone 3GS0.9% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  90.4%5.6%0.7%2.1%1.0%0.1%0.0%

iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 620.9% 94.7%4.2%1.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s16.6% 95.9%4.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s14.7% 90.3%5.8%0.7%3.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+11.8% 93.2%6.0%0.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 77.6% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+5.8% 97.0%3.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 7+5.4% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 55.3% 89.0%7.3%1.5%2.1%0.1%0.0%0.0%
iPhone se4.3% 97.9%2.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c3.4% 89.1%8.6%0.0%2.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S1.9% 0.0%81.0%12.9%6.0%0.0%0.1%0.0%
iPhone 41.5% 0.0%0.0%0.0%89.9%3.8%4.7%1.7%
iPhone 3GS0.9% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  90.4%5.6%0.7%2.1%1.0%0.1%0.0%

Average Device Age: 820.6 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 257.4 days


iPad Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPad Pro 9.73.4% 99.6%0.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 30.4% 96.9%0.0%3.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G9.4% 93.2%1.3%3.7%1.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 213.0% 91.6%6.3%2.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air22.4% 91.1%3.0%5.0%0.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 44.1% 90.3%9.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro1.4% 87.6%12.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 212.3% 81.3%13.9%1.0%3.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G12.6% 0.0%84.3%8.7%6.7%0.3%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini11.8% 0.0%91.7%6.9%1.3%0.1%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G7.8% 0.0%96.6%2.2%1.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G1.3% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
Overall  59.9%32.9%4.0%1.9%0.0%1.3%0.0%

iPad Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPad Air22.4% 91.1%3.0%5.0%0.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 213.0% 91.6%6.3%2.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G12.6% 0.0%84.3%8.7%6.7%0.3%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 212.3% 81.3%13.9%1.0%3.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini11.8% 0.0%91.7%6.9%1.3%0.1%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G9.4% 93.2%1.3%3.7%1.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G7.8% 0.0%96.6%2.2%1.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 44.1% 90.3%9.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro 9.73.4% 99.6%0.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro1.4% 87.6%12.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G1.3% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 30.4% 96.9%0.0%3.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  59.9%32.9%4.0%1.9%0.0%1.3%0.0%

Average Device Age: 1320.6 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 382.1 days



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