Device Distribution For A Universal iOS App

October 29, 2012

I always find it interesting to see how people are using our apps.

Here is the breakdown of devices using Discovr Music for the last couple of days over hundreds of thousands of data points. Note this app is now iOS5+ only.

Per Product

iPhone is the dominant platform for us, almost double that of iPad. iPod touch is smaller, but still a significant number of devices.

By Product

iPhone Devices

iPhone 4S and 4 are the main devices here still, although iPhone 5 has taken out 13% in only a few weeks. This means that 94% of devices are retina.

iPhone Devices

iPad Devices

iPad 2 and 3 are pretty even, with the iPad 1 share falling fast. It will be interesting to see what the iPad Mini does to these numbers over the next few weeks.

iPad Devices

The Raw Data

Here is the raw data with all the devices. It shows how many different devices there are to test on, especially if you multiply these out over the different iOS versions.

Credit to www.everymac.com for providing the hardware ID to product name data.

Hardware IDDevice NameShare
iPhone2,1iPhone 3GS3.94%
iPhone3,1iPhone 4 (GSM)21.24%
iPhone3,3iPhone 4 (CDMA/Verizon/Sprint)0.52%
iPhone4,1iPhone 4S29.61%
iPhone5,1iPhone 5 (GSM/LTE 4, 17/North America)0.85%
iPhone5,2iPhone 5 (CDMA/LTE, Sprint/Verizon/KDDI)7.40%
iPod3,1iPod Touch (3rd Gen)0.55%
iPod4,1iPod Touch (4th Gen)4.85%
iPod5,1iPod Touch (5th Gen)0.29%
iPad1,1iPad 12.85%
iPad2,1iPad 2 (Wi-Fi Only)7.11%
iPad2,2iPad 2 (Wi-Fi/GSM/GPS)6.34%
iPad2,3iPad 2 (Wi-Fi/CDMA/GPS)0.13%
iPad2,4iPad 2 (Wi-Fi Only, iPad2,4)0.63%
iPad3,1iPad 3rd Gen (Wi-Fi Only)6.92%
iPad3,2iPad 3rd Gen (Wi-Fi/Cellular Verizon/GPS)0.18%
iPad3,3iPad 3rd Gen (Wi-Fi/Cellular AT&T/GPS)6.59%

All Devices

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