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: Apr 29, 2016 05:31:26

Adoption Trends

All Platforms:

9.X78.7%
8.X11.4%
7.X6.2%
6.X2.4%
5.X1.1%
4.X0.1%

iPhone Only:

9.X82.6%
8.X10.3%
7.X6.2%
6.X0.9%
5.X0.0%
4.X0.0%

iPad Only:

9.X74.5%
8.X15.0%
7.X6.6%
6.X1.4%
5.X2.4%
4.X0.0%

Device Breakdowns

Device Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 6s8.4% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+2.7% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro 9.70.7% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone se0.6% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro0.4% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 30.4% 99.3%0.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 6G0.4% 97.6%2.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+5.7% 94.1%5.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 23.6% 89.3%10.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 56.1% 88.9%7.6%3.2%0.3%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 22.1% 87.0%13.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s13.0% 85.6%12.5%1.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 617.4% 85.3%14.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 5G2.7% 81.8%9.6%8.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air3.8% 77.1%17.6%5.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c5.0% 76.0%18.8%5.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G2.8% 74.0%14.1%11.8%0.1%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G7.2% 70.4%16.1%8.0%5.5%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini4.5% 70.0%17.3%12.5%0.2%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G2.5% 67.1%24.6%8.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S4.0% 61.1%22.3%15.2%0.7%0.7%0.0%
iPhone 43.0% 0.0%0.0%92.8%6.4%0.0%0.8%
iPod touch 4G1.5% 0.0%0.0%0.0%94.3%1.9%3.9%
iPad 1G0.7% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
iPod touch 3G0.4% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%82.1%17.9%
iPhone 3GS0.4% 0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  78.8%11.4%6.2%2.4%1.1%0.1%

Device Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 617.4% 85.3%14.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s13.0% 85.6%12.5%1.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s8.4% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G7.2% 70.4%16.1%8.0%5.5%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 56.1% 88.9%7.6%3.2%0.3%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+5.7% 94.1%5.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c5.0% 76.0%18.8%5.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini4.5% 70.0%17.3%12.5%0.2%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S4.0% 61.1%22.3%15.2%0.7%0.7%0.0%
iPad Air3.8% 77.1%17.6%5.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 23.6% 89.3%10.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 43.0% 0.0%0.0%92.8%6.4%0.0%0.8%
iPad 4G2.8% 74.0%14.1%11.8%0.1%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 5G2.7% 81.8%9.6%8.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+2.7% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G2.5% 67.1%24.6%8.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 22.1% 87.0%13.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 4G1.5% 0.0%0.0%0.0%94.3%1.9%3.9%
iPad 1G0.7% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
iPad Pro 9.70.7% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone se0.6% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 6G0.4% 97.6%2.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 3G0.4% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%82.1%17.9%
iPad Pro0.4% 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%
iPad Mini 30.4% 99.3%0.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  78.8%11.4%6.2%2.4%1.1%0.1%

Average Device Age: 989.1 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 403.5 days


iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 6s12.7% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+4.1% 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%
iPhone 6+8.6% 94.1%5.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 59.2% 88.9%7.6%3.2%0.3%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s19.6% 85.6%12.5%1.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 626.3% 85.3%14.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c7.6% 76.0%18.8%5.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S6.1% 61.1%22.3%15.2%0.7%0.7%0.0%
iPhone 44.5% 0.0%0.0%92.8%6.4%0.0%0.8%
iPhone 3GS0.5% 0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  82.6%10.3%6.2%0.9%0.0%0.0%

iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 626.3% 85.3%14.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s19.6% 85.6%12.5%1.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s12.7% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 59.2% 88.9%7.6%3.2%0.3%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+8.6% 94.1%5.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c7.6% 76.0%18.8%5.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S6.1% 61.1%22.3%15.2%0.7%0.7%0.0%
iPhone 44.5% 0.0%0.0%92.8%6.4%0.0%0.8%
iPhone 6s+4.1% 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%
iPhone 3GS0.5% 0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  82.6%10.3%6.2%0.9%0.0%0.0%

Average Device Age: 834.0 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 366.4 days


iPad Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPad Pro 9.72.3% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro1.3% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 31.2% 99.3%0.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 212.5% 89.3%10.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 27.3% 87.0%13.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air13.3% 77.1%17.6%5.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G9.8% 74.0%14.1%11.8%0.1%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G25.2% 70.4%16.1%8.0%5.5%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini15.7% 70.0%17.3%12.5%0.2%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G8.8% 67.1%24.6%8.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G2.4% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
Overall  74.6%15.0%6.6%1.4%2.4%0.0%

iPad Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPad 2G25.2% 70.4%16.1%8.0%5.5%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini15.7% 70.0%17.3%12.5%0.2%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air13.3% 77.1%17.6%5.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 212.5% 89.3%10.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G9.8% 74.0%14.1%11.8%0.1%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G8.8% 67.1%24.6%8.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 27.3% 87.0%13.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G2.4% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
iPad Pro 9.72.3% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro1.3% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 31.2% 99.3%0.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  74.6%15.0%6.6%1.4%2.4%0.0%

Average Device Age: 1253.7 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 424.7 days


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