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: Aug 26, 2015 23:32:12

Adoption Trends

All Platforms:

9.X0.2%
8.X81.4%
7.X14.3%
6.X2.5%
5.X1.3%

iPhone Only:

9.X0.1%
8.X83.3%
7.X15.3%
6.X1.2%
5.X0.1%

iPad Only:

9.X0.7%
8.X80.9%
7.X13.5%
6.X1.2%
5.X3.2%

Device Breakdowns

Device Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPad Mini 21.4% 7.7%87.5%4.7%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 21.9% 2.3%97.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini3.7% 1.2%85.4%13.1%0.3%0.0%
iPhone 616.7% 0.2%99.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s15.9% 0.0%87.2%12.8%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S8.8% 0.0%67.2%29.4%2.7%0.7%
iPhone 58.7% 0.0%87.0%12.4%0.7%0.0%
iPhone 6+7.2% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c6.9% 0.0%82.3%17.7%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G6.1% 0.0%72.0%23.5%2.4%0.3%
iPad 4G5.1% 0.0%84.4%12.6%2.9%0.0%
iPad Air4.3% 0.0%84.9%15.1%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 43.9% 0.0%0.0%91.8%8.0%0.2%
iPad 3G3.6% 0.0%89.0%10.3%0.5%0.2%
iPod touch 5G2.7% 0.0%90.9%9.1%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 4G1.5% 0.0%0.0%0.0%95.2%3.5%
iPad 1G0.9% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%98.8%
iPod touch 3G0.3% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
iPhone 3GS0.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%85.4%0.0%
iPad Mini 30.2% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 6G0.1% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  0.2%81.4%14.3%2.5%1.3%

Device Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 616.7% 0.2%99.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s15.9% 0.0%87.2%12.8%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S8.8% 0.0%67.2%29.4%2.7%0.7%
iPhone 58.7% 0.0%87.0%12.4%0.7%0.0%
iPhone 6+7.2% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c6.9% 0.0%82.3%17.7%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G6.1% 0.0%72.0%23.5%2.4%0.3%
iPad 4G5.1% 0.0%84.4%12.6%2.9%0.0%
iPad Air4.3% 0.0%84.9%15.1%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 43.9% 0.0%0.0%91.8%8.0%0.2%
iPad Mini3.7% 1.2%85.4%13.1%0.3%0.0%
iPad 3G3.6% 0.0%89.0%10.3%0.5%0.2%
iPod touch 5G2.7% 0.0%90.9%9.1%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 21.9% 2.3%97.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 4G1.5% 0.0%0.0%0.0%95.2%3.5%
iPad Mini 21.4% 7.7%87.5%4.7%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G0.9% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%98.8%
iPod touch 3G0.3% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
iPhone 3GS0.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%85.4%0.0%
iPad Mini 30.2% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 6G0.1% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  0.2%81.4%14.3%2.5%1.3%

Average Device Age: 897.0 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 428.8 days


iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 624.5% 0.2%99.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s23.3% 0.0%87.2%12.8%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S12.8% 0.0%67.2%29.4%2.7%0.7%
iPhone 512.8% 0.0%87.0%12.4%0.7%0.0%
iPhone 6+10.6% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c10.1% 0.0%82.3%17.7%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 45.7% 0.0%0.0%91.8%8.0%0.2%
iPhone 3GS0.3% 0.0%0.0%0.0%85.4%0.0%
Overall  0.0%83.3%15.3%1.2%0.1%

iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 624.5% 0.2%99.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s23.3% 0.0%87.2%12.8%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S12.8% 0.0%67.2%29.4%2.7%0.7%
iPhone 512.8% 0.0%87.0%12.4%0.7%0.0%
iPhone 6+10.6% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c10.1% 0.0%82.3%17.7%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 45.7% 0.0%0.0%91.8%8.0%0.2%
iPhone 3GS0.3% 0.0%0.0%0.0%85.4%0.0%
Overall  0.0%83.3%15.3%1.2%0.1%

Average Device Age: 788.0 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 409.0 days


iPad Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPad Mini 25.1% 7.7%87.5%4.7%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 26.8% 2.3%97.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini13.8% 1.2%85.4%13.1%0.3%0.0%
iPad 2G22.5% 0.0%72.0%23.5%2.4%0.3%
iPad 4G18.8% 0.0%84.4%12.6%2.9%0.0%
iPad Air15.8% 0.0%84.9%15.1%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G13.2% 0.0%89.0%10.3%0.5%0.2%
iPad 1G3.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%98.8%
iPad Mini 30.7% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  0.7%80.9%13.5%1.2%3.2%

iPad Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPad 2G22.5% 0.0%72.0%23.5%2.4%0.3%
iPad 4G18.8% 0.0%84.4%12.6%2.9%0.0%
iPad Air15.8% 0.0%84.9%15.1%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini13.8% 1.2%85.4%13.1%0.3%0.0%
iPad 3G13.2% 0.0%89.0%10.3%0.5%0.2%
iPad Air 26.8% 2.3%97.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 25.1% 7.7%87.5%4.7%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G3.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%98.8%
iPad Mini 30.7% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  0.7%80.9%13.5%1.2%3.2%

Average Device Age: 1094.3 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 436.4 days


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