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: Dec 06, 2016 04:31:09

Adoption Trends

All Platforms:

10.X73.2%
9.X19.6%
8.X3.2%
7.X1.9%
6.X1.2%
5.X0.7%
4.X0.1%

iPhone Only:

10.X82.6%
9.X11.9%
8.X2.7%
7.X2.3%
6.X0.4%
5.X0.0%

iPad Only:

10.X55.0%
9.X37.4%
8.X4.8%
7.X0.8%
6.X0.0%
5.X1.8%
4.X0.2%

Device Breakdowns

Device Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 74.6% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 7+2.2% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro0.4% 99.0%1.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+5.2% 96.2%3.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 6G0.7% 95.6%4.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 40.7% 90.7%9.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro 9.71.0% 90.6%9.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s11.4% 90.0%10.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+5.4% 89.6%6.3%4.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air4.2% 85.8%9.3%4.7%0.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s11.3% 84.8%8.0%5.9%1.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 23.9% 83.7%13.9%2.3%0.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone se3.7% 83.3%16.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 616.8% 81.7%13.9%4.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 53.5% 80.4%17.7%1.8%0.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 22.9% 79.8%15.1%5.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 30.3% 79.5%10.1%10.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G4.3% 79.2%13.3%7.1%0.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c2.4% 66.7%28.6%4.4%0.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G3.8% 0.0%91.7%5.5%0.9%0.2%0.0%1.7%
iPad Mini3.5% 0.0%89.0%7.6%3.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S2.1% 0.0%69.7%5.6%21.4%3.3%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G1.4% 0.0%93.6%4.3%2.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 5G1.3% 0.0%92.9%0.3%6.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 41.1% 0.0%0.0%0.0%95.8%2.8%0.0%1.4%
iPod touch 4G0.9% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%97.2%0.0%2.8%
iPad 1G0.5% 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%
iPhone 3GS0.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  73.2%19.6%3.2%1.9%1.2%0.7%0.1%

Device Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 616.8% 81.7%13.9%4.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s11.4% 90.0%10.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s11.3% 84.8%8.0%5.9%1.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+5.4% 89.6%6.3%4.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+5.2% 96.2%3.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 74.6% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G4.3% 79.2%13.3%7.1%0.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air4.2% 85.8%9.3%4.7%0.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 23.9% 83.7%13.9%2.3%0.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G3.8% 0.0%91.7%5.5%0.9%0.2%0.0%1.7%
iPhone se3.7% 83.3%16.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini3.5% 0.0%89.0%7.6%3.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 53.5% 80.4%17.7%1.8%0.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 22.9% 79.8%15.1%5.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c2.4% 66.7%28.6%4.4%0.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 7+2.2% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S2.1% 0.0%69.7%5.6%21.4%3.3%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G1.4% 0.0%93.6%4.3%2.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 5G1.3% 0.0%92.9%0.3%6.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 41.1% 0.0%0.0%0.0%95.8%2.8%0.0%1.4%
iPad Pro 9.71.0% 90.6%9.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 4G0.9% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%97.2%0.0%2.8%
iPad Mini 40.7% 90.7%9.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 6G0.7% 95.6%4.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G0.5% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
iPad Pro0.4% 99.0%1.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 30.3% 79.5%10.1%10.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 3G0.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
iPhone 3GS0.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  73.2%19.6%3.2%1.9%1.2%0.7%0.1%

Average Device Age: 960.2 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 293.3 days


iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 76.6% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 7+3.2% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+7.4% 96.2%3.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s16.3% 90.0%10.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+7.8% 89.6%6.3%4.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s16.1% 84.8%8.0%5.9%1.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone se5.3% 83.3%16.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 624.1% 81.7%13.9%4.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 55.0% 80.4%17.7%1.8%0.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c3.5% 66.7%28.6%4.4%0.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S3.0% 0.0%69.7%5.6%21.4%3.3%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 41.5% 0.0%0.0%0.0%95.8%2.8%0.0%1.4%
iPhone 3GS0.3% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  82.6%11.9%2.7%2.3%0.4%0.0%0.0%

iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 624.1% 81.7%13.9%4.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s16.3% 90.0%10.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s16.1% 84.8%8.0%5.9%1.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+7.8% 89.6%6.3%4.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+7.4% 96.2%3.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 76.6% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone se5.3% 83.3%16.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 55.0% 80.4%17.7%1.8%0.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c3.5% 66.7%28.6%4.4%0.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 7+3.2% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S3.0% 0.0%69.7%5.6%21.4%3.3%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 41.5% 0.0%0.0%0.0%95.8%2.8%0.0%1.4%
iPhone 3GS0.3% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  82.6%11.9%2.7%2.3%0.4%0.0%0.0%

Average Device Age: 793.0 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 241.3 days


iPad Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPad Pro1.6% 99.0%1.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 42.7% 90.7%9.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro 9.73.8% 90.6%9.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air15.7% 85.8%9.3%4.7%0.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 214.4% 83.7%13.9%2.3%0.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 210.8% 79.8%15.1%5.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 31.1% 79.5%10.1%10.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G15.8% 79.2%13.3%7.1%0.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G13.9% 0.0%91.7%5.5%0.9%0.2%0.0%1.7%
iPad Mini13.1% 0.0%89.0%7.6%3.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G5.3% 0.0%93.6%4.3%2.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G1.8% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
Overall  55.0%37.3%4.8%0.8%0.0%1.8%0.2%

iPad Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPad 4G15.8% 79.2%13.3%7.1%0.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air15.7% 85.8%9.3%4.7%0.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 214.4% 83.7%13.9%2.3%0.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G13.9% 0.0%91.7%5.5%0.9%0.2%0.0%1.7%
iPad Mini13.1% 0.0%89.0%7.6%3.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 210.8% 79.8%15.1%5.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G5.3% 0.0%93.6%4.3%2.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro 9.73.8% 90.6%9.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 42.7% 90.7%9.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G1.8% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%
iPad Pro1.6% 99.0%1.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 31.1% 79.5%10.1%10.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  55.0%37.3%4.8%0.8%0.0%1.8%0.2%

Average Device Age: 1318.6 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 361.3 days



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