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: Jul 22, 2015 23:31:55

Adoption Trends

All Platforms:

9.X0.0%
8.X81.4%
7.X13.7%
6.X3.6%
5.X1.2%

iPhone Only:

9.X0.0%
8.X83.4%
7.X14.7%
6.X1.6%
5.X0.2%

iPad Only:

9.X0.0%
8.X83.7%
7.X12.8%
6.X0.7%
5.X2.6%

Device Breakdowns

Device Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPad Mini5.2% 0.2%85.3%13.3%1.2%0.0%
iPhone 615.2% 0.1%99.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 21.5% 0.1%99.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s16.6% 0.0%89.2%10.8%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 59.8% 0.0%84.8%13.6%1.6%0.0%
iPhone 4S8.4% 0.0%72.0%24.6%2.5%0.8%
iPad 2G7.0% 0.0%84.3%13.1%1.8%0.2%
iPhone 5c6.3% 0.0%87.6%12.4%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+5.5% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air5.0% 0.0%92.0%8.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 44.2% 0.0%0.0%91.5%7.4%1.0%
iPad 3G4.1% 0.0%85.0%14.7%0.3%0.0%
iPad 4G3.7% 0.0%71.2%28.6%0.3%0.0%
iPod touch 4G2.4% 0.0%0.0%0.0%94.6%5.4%
iPod touch 5G1.9% 0.0%87.8%11.6%0.6%0.0%
iPad Mini 21.5% 0.0%96.6%3.4%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G0.7% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%99.5%
iPhone 3GS0.4% 0.0%0.0%0.0%93.1%6.7%
iPad Mini 30.3% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 3G0.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
iPod touch 6G0.1% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  0.0%81.4%13.7%3.6%1.2%

Device Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 5s16.6% 0.0%89.2%10.8%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 615.2% 0.1%99.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 59.8% 0.0%84.8%13.6%1.6%0.0%
iPhone 4S8.4% 0.0%72.0%24.6%2.5%0.8%
iPad 2G7.0% 0.0%84.3%13.1%1.8%0.2%
iPhone 5c6.3% 0.0%87.6%12.4%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+5.5% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini5.2% 0.2%85.3%13.3%1.2%0.0%
iPad Air5.0% 0.0%92.0%8.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 44.2% 0.0%0.0%91.5%7.4%1.0%
iPad 3G4.1% 0.0%85.0%14.7%0.3%0.0%
iPad 4G3.7% 0.0%71.2%28.6%0.3%0.0%
iPod touch 4G2.4% 0.0%0.0%0.0%94.6%5.4%
iPod touch 5G1.9% 0.0%87.8%11.6%0.6%0.0%
iPad Mini 21.5% 0.0%96.6%3.4%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 21.5% 0.1%99.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G0.7% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%99.5%
iPhone 3GS0.4% 0.0%0.0%0.0%93.1%6.7%
iPad Mini 30.3% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 3G0.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%
iPod touch 6G0.1% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  0.0%81.4%13.7%3.6%1.2%

Average Device Age: 896.9 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 398.7 days


iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 622.8% 0.1%99.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s25.0% 0.0%89.2%10.8%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 514.8% 0.0%84.8%13.6%1.6%0.0%
iPhone 4S12.6% 0.0%72.0%24.6%2.5%0.8%
iPhone 5c9.5% 0.0%87.6%12.4%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+8.3% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 46.3% 0.0%0.0%91.5%7.4%1.0%
iPhone 3GS0.6% 0.0%0.0%0.0%93.1%6.7%
Overall  0.0%83.4%14.7%1.6%0.2%

iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPhone 5s25.0% 0.0%89.2%10.8%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 622.8% 0.1%99.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 514.8% 0.0%84.8%13.6%1.6%0.0%
iPhone 4S12.6% 0.0%72.0%24.6%2.5%0.8%
iPhone 5c9.5% 0.0%87.6%12.4%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+8.3% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 46.3% 0.0%0.0%91.5%7.4%1.0%
iPhone 3GS0.6% 0.0%0.0%0.0%93.1%6.7%
Overall  0.0%83.4%14.7%1.6%0.2%

Average Device Age: 784.7 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 376.3 days


iPad Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPad Mini18.1% 0.2%85.3%13.3%1.2%0.0%
iPad Air 25.1% 0.1%99.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G24.0% 0.0%84.3%13.1%1.8%0.2%
iPad Air17.3% 0.0%92.0%8.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G14.0% 0.0%85.0%14.7%0.3%0.0%
iPad 4G12.7% 0.0%71.2%28.6%0.3%0.0%
iPad Mini 25.2% 0.0%96.6%3.4%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G2.6% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%99.5%
iPad Mini 31.1% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  0.0%83.7%12.8%0.7%2.6%

iPad Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X
iPad 2G24.0% 0.0%84.3%13.1%1.8%0.2%
iPad Mini18.1% 0.2%85.3%13.3%1.2%0.0%
iPad Air17.3% 0.0%92.0%8.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G14.0% 0.0%85.0%14.7%0.3%0.0%
iPad 4G12.7% 0.0%71.2%28.6%0.3%0.0%
iPad Mini 25.2% 0.0%96.6%3.4%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 25.1% 0.1%99.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 1G2.6% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%99.5%
iPad Mini 31.1% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  0.0%83.7%12.8%0.7%2.6%

Average Device Age: 1068.5 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 391.3 days


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