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 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: Apr 29, 2017 12:32:06

Adoption Trends

All Platforms:

10.X78.7%
9.X13.6%
8.X2.4%
7.X1.9%
6.X2.5%
5.X0.6%
4.X0.2%

iPhone Only:

10.X89.6%
9.X6.4%
8.X0.8%
7.X2.7%
6.X0.5%
5.X0.0%

iPad Only:

10.X62.9%
9.X28.0%
8.X6.5%
7.X0.5%
6.X0.1%
5.X1.8%
4.X0.1%

Device Breakdowns

Device Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 74.4% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 7+2.6% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro0.8% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 40.6% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+4.2% 99.2%0.6%0.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+4.1% 99.1%0.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro 9.71.5% 99.0%1.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 614.8% 97.8%1.8%0.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s11.9% 97.3%2.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 25.0% 96.3%1.3%1.2%1.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air4.0% 96.3%1.9%1.8%0.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 24.5% 95.7%1.1%3.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone se3.4% 94.9%5.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s11.2% 86.1%11.2%2.2%0.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 53.8% 84.5%10.7%0.3%3.9%0.6%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G3.2% 84.1%1.3%14.3%0.0%0.2%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c2.5% 83.0%11.7%3.9%1.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 6G0.8% 67.7%32.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 30.7% 30.2%0.0%69.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G3.6% 0.0%92.3%5.2%1.3%0.5%0.0%0.7%
iPad Mini3.2% 0.0%90.7%7.5%1.4%0.4%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 4G2.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%96.1%0.0%3.9%
iPad 3G2.2% 0.0%85.8%14.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S1.7% 0.0%86.2%5.2%7.1%1.5%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 41.4% 0.0%0.0%0.0%99.2%0.6%0.0%0.2%
iPod touch 5G0.8% 0.0%100.0%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%
iPhone 3GS0.3% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 3G0.1% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%70.9%29.1%
Overall  78.7%13.6%2.5%1.9%2.5%0.6%0.2%

Device Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 614.8% 97.8%1.8%0.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s11.9% 97.3%2.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s11.2% 86.1%11.2%2.2%0.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 25.0% 96.3%1.3%1.2%1.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 24.5% 95.7%1.1%3.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 74.4% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+4.2% 99.2%0.6%0.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+4.1% 99.1%0.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air4.0% 96.3%1.9%1.8%0.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 53.8% 84.5%10.7%0.3%3.9%0.6%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G3.6% 0.0%92.3%5.2%1.3%0.5%0.0%0.7%
iPhone se3.4% 94.9%5.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G3.2% 84.1%1.3%14.3%0.0%0.2%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini3.2% 0.0%90.7%7.5%1.4%0.4%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 7+2.6% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c2.5% 83.0%11.7%3.9%1.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 4G2.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%96.1%0.0%3.9%
iPad 3G2.2% 0.0%85.8%14.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S1.7% 0.0%86.2%5.2%7.1%1.5%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro 9.71.5% 99.0%1.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 41.4% 0.0%0.0%0.0%99.2%0.6%0.0%0.2%
iPad Pro0.8% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 6G0.8% 67.7%32.3%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 5G0.8% 0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 30.7% 30.2%0.0%69.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 40.6% 100.0%0.0%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%
iPhone 3GS0.3% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
iPod touch 3G0.1% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%70.9%29.1%
Overall  78.7%13.6%2.5%1.9%2.5%0.6%0.2%

Average Device Age: 1120.7 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 429.2 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+3.9% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+6.4% 99.2%0.6%0.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+6.1% 99.1%0.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 622.3% 97.8%1.8%0.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s18.0% 97.3%2.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone se5.1% 94.9%5.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s16.9% 86.1%11.2%2.2%0.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 55.7% 84.5%10.7%0.3%3.9%0.6%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c3.8% 83.0%11.7%3.9%1.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S2.6% 0.0%86.2%5.2%7.1%1.5%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 42.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%99.2%0.6%0.0%0.2%
iPhone 3GS0.4% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  89.6%6.4%0.8%2.7%0.5%0.0%0.0%

iPhone Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPhone 622.3% 97.8%1.8%0.4%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s18.0% 97.3%2.7%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5s16.9% 86.1%11.2%2.2%0.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 76.6% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6+6.4% 99.2%0.6%0.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 6s+6.1% 99.1%0.9%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 55.7% 84.5%10.7%0.3%3.9%0.6%0.0%0.0%
iPhone se5.1% 94.9%5.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 7+3.9% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 5c3.8% 83.0%11.7%3.9%1.5%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 4S2.6% 0.0%86.2%5.2%7.1%1.5%0.0%0.0%
iPhone 42.2% 0.0%0.0%0.0%99.2%0.6%0.0%0.2%
iPhone 3GS0.4% 0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%100.0%0.0%0.0%
Overall  89.6%6.4%0.8%2.7%0.5%0.0%0.0%

Average Device Age: 947.6 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 357.3 days


iPad Breakdown (sorted by Adoption)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPad Pro2.7% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 41.9% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro 9.74.9% 99.0%1.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 216.7% 96.3%1.3%1.2%1.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air13.6% 96.3%1.9%1.8%0.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 215.1% 95.7%1.1%3.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 4G10.9% 84.1%1.3%14.3%0.0%0.2%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 32.2% 30.2%0.0%69.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G12.0% 0.0%92.3%5.2%1.3%0.5%0.0%0.7%
iPad Mini10.7% 0.0%90.7%7.5%1.4%0.4%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G7.5% 0.0%85.8%14.2%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%
Overall  62.9%28.0%6.5%0.5%0.1%1.8%0.1%

iPad Breakdown (sorted by Usage)

iOS breakdown
DeviceDevice Usage10.X9.X8.X7.X6.X5.X4.X
iPad Mini 216.7% 96.3%1.3%1.2%1.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air 215.1% 95.7%1.1%3.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Air13.6% 96.3%1.9%1.8%0.1%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad 2G12.0% 0.0%92.3%5.2%1.3%0.5%0.0%0.7%
iPad 4G10.9% 84.1%1.3%14.3%0.0%0.2%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini10.7% 0.0%90.7%7.5%1.4%0.4%0.0%0.0%
iPad 3G7.5% 0.0%85.8%14.2%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro 9.74.9% 99.0%1.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Pro2.7% 100.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 32.2% 30.2%0.0%69.8%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
iPad Mini 41.9% 100.0%0.0%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%
Overall  62.9%28.0%6.5%0.5%0.1%1.8%0.1%

Average Device Age: 1399.0 days
Average Major iOS Release Age: 479.5 days



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