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 April 5, 2017 I dropped support for iOS versions below 9.0, as a result the data for older versions is not as representative of actual usage.


Last Updated: Aug 23, 2017 15:10:33

Adoption Trends

All Platforms:

10.X83.8%
9.X10.3%
8.X1.4%
7.X1.7%
6.X1.5%
5.X0.8%
4.X0.1%

iPhone Only:

10.X93.7%
9.X3.4%
8.X0.3%
7.X2.0%
6.X0.1%
5.X0.2%
4.X0.0%

iPad Only:

10.X63.6%
9.X27.1%
8.X4.0%
7.X1.2%
6.X1.4%
5.X2.1%
4.X0.4%

Device Breakdowns

Device Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage11.X10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPad Pro 20.2% 19.5%80.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 7+5.4% 1.4%98.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+5.8% 0.7%99.2%0.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s8.1% 0.5%91.6%7.4%0.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 24.8% 0.5%77.5%17.2%4.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 76.5% 0.3%99.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+5.0% 0.3%98.1%1.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air3.6% 0.2%94.8%2.8%1.8%0.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 614.0% 0.1%97.7%1.6%0.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s12.4% 0.0%98.6%1.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 24.6% 0.0%98.8%1.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone se4.2% 0.0%98.8%1.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G3.5% 0.0%0.0%84.1%1.3%6.4%5.4%0.0%2.8%
iPhone 53.2% 0.0%97.7%1.1%0.7%0.3%0.2%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G2.8% 0.0%72.7%5.5%20.0%0.0%1.8%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c2.8% 0.0%96.9%3.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini2.2% 0.0%0.0%88.7%1.3%3.5%6.5%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G1.5% 0.0%0.0%89.3%9.7%1.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S1.4% 0.0%0.0%80.9%5.5%4.1%0.0%9.5%0.0%
iPhone 41.3% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%99.1%0.6%0.0%0.3%
iPod touch 4G1.0% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%99.2%0.0%0.8%
iPad Pro1.0% 0.0%96.2%3.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 6G0.7% 0.0%97.0%3.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 50.6% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad+ Pro0.6% 0.0%96.7%3.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 5G0.6% 0.0%0.0%89.1%10.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 40.6% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G0.6% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 30.4% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad+ Pro 20.2% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 3G0.1% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
iPhone 3GS0.1% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%66.1%0.0%33.9%
Overall  0.3%83.8%10.4%1.4%1.7%1.5%0.8%0.1%

Device Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage11.X10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 614.0% 0.1%97.7%1.6%0.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s12.4% 0.0%98.6%1.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s8.1% 0.5%91.6%7.4%0.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 76.5% 0.3%99.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+5.8% 0.7%99.2%0.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 7+5.4% 1.4%98.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+5.0% 0.3%98.1%1.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 24.8% 0.5%77.5%17.2%4.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 24.6% 0.0%98.8%1.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone se4.2% 0.0%98.8%1.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air3.6% 0.2%94.8%2.8%1.8%0.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G3.5% 0.0%0.0%84.1%1.3%6.4%5.4%0.0%2.8%
iPhone 53.2% 0.0%97.7%1.1%0.7%0.3%0.2%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G2.8% 0.0%72.7%5.5%20.0%0.0%1.8%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c2.8% 0.0%96.9%3.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini2.2% 0.0%0.0%88.7%1.3%3.5%6.5%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G1.5% 0.0%0.0%89.3%9.7%1.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S1.4% 0.0%0.0%80.9%5.5%4.1%0.0%9.5%0.0%
iPhone 41.3% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%99.1%0.6%0.0%0.3%
iPod touch 4G1.0% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%99.2%0.0%0.8%
iPad Pro1.0% 0.0%96.2%3.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 6G0.7% 0.0%97.0%3.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 50.6% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad+ Pro0.6% 0.0%96.7%3.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 5G0.6% 0.0%0.0%89.1%10.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 40.6% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G0.6% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 30.4% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad+ Pro 20.2% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro 20.2% 19.5%80.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 3G0.1% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
iPhone 3GS0.1% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%66.1%0.0%33.9%
Overall  0.3%83.8%10.4%1.4%1.7%1.5%0.8%0.1%

Average Device Age: 1120.6 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 513.4 days


iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage11.X10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 7+7.7% 1.4%98.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+8.3% 0.7%99.2%0.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s11.6% 0.5%91.6%7.4%0.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 79.2% 0.3%99.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+7.1% 0.3%98.1%1.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 619.9% 0.1%97.7%1.6%0.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s17.7% 0.0%98.6%1.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone se6.0% 0.0%98.8%1.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 54.5% 0.0%97.7%1.1%0.7%0.3%0.2%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c3.9% 0.0%96.9%3.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S2.0% 0.0%0.0%80.9%5.5%4.1%0.0%9.5%0.0%
iPhone 41.9% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%99.1%0.6%0.0%0.3%
iPhone 3GS0.1% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%66.1%0.0%33.9%
Overall  0.3%93.7%3.4%0.3%2.0%0.1%0.2%0.0%

iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage11.X10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 619.9% 0.1%97.7%1.6%0.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s17.7% 0.0%98.6%1.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s11.6% 0.5%91.6%7.4%0.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 79.2% 0.3%99.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+8.3% 0.7%99.2%0.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 7+7.7% 1.4%98.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+7.1% 0.3%98.1%1.6%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone se6.0% 0.0%98.8%1.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 54.5% 0.0%97.7%1.1%0.7%0.3%0.2%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c3.9% 0.0%96.9%3.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S2.0% 0.0%0.0%80.9%5.5%4.1%0.0%9.5%0.0%
iPhone 41.9% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%99.1%0.6%0.0%0.3%
iPhone 3GS0.1% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%66.1%0.0%33.9%
Overall  0.3%93.7%3.4%0.3%2.0%0.1%0.2%0.0%

Average Device Age: 962.6 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 451.7 days


iPad Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage11.X10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPad Pro 20.8% 19.5%80.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 217.6% 0.5%77.5%17.2%4.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air13.2% 0.2%94.8%2.8%1.8%0.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 217.0% 0.0%98.8%1.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G12.8% 0.0%0.0%84.1%1.3%6.4%5.4%0.0%2.8%
iPad 4G10.4% 0.0%72.7%5.5%20.0%0.0%1.8%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini7.9% 0.0%0.0%88.7%1.3%3.5%6.5%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G5.5% 0.0%0.0%89.3%9.7%1.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro3.7% 0.0%96.2%3.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 52.3% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad+ Pro2.3% 0.0%96.7%3.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 42.2% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G2.1% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 31.5% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad+ Pro 20.8% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  0.3%63.6%27.1%4.0%1.2%1.4%2.1%0.4%

iPad Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage11.X10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPad Mini 217.6% 0.5%77.5%17.2%4.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 217.0% 0.0%98.8%1.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air13.2% 0.2%94.8%2.8%1.8%0.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G12.8% 0.0%0.0%84.1%1.3%6.4%5.4%0.0%2.8%
iPad 4G10.4% 0.0%72.7%5.5%20.0%0.0%1.8%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini7.9% 0.0%0.0%88.7%1.3%3.5%6.5%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G5.5% 0.0%0.0%89.3%9.7%1.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro3.7% 0.0%96.2%3.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad+ Pro2.3% 0.0%96.7%3.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 52.3% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 42.2% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G2.1% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 31.5% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad+ Pro 20.8% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro 20.8% 19.5%80.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  0.3%63.6%27.1%4.0%1.2%1.4%2.1%0.4%

Average Device Age: 1460.0 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 612.1 days



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