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iOS 8 Now Installed on 63 Percent of Active iOS Devices

After more than two months of availability, Apple's newest mobile operating system, iOS 8, is now installed on 63 percent of iOS, according to new numbers posted on Apple's App Store support page for developers.

iOS 8's installation numbers have increased approximately seven percent over the course of the last month, and installation numbers are up 11 percent since October 27. iOS 7 usage, meanwhile, has dropped from 43 percent in October to 33 percent as of December 8.

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Apple's own iOS 8 adoption estimates are based on App Store usage and are mirrored closely by data from analytics service MixPanel, which puts iOS 8 adoption at 63.94 percent as of today.

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The number of users installing iOS 8 initially stagnated at 47 percent just three weeks after the software was first released to the public, but installation numbers have been climbing steadily since then due to a number of bug fixes and an email campaign from Apple encouraging users to upgrade.

iOS 8's low adoption rates were likely due to several major bugs the software faced in its early days and a lack of space on 16GB devices for installing the OS. Apple's recent email campaign attempted to alleviate the latter issue, informing users with little space on their devices that they could upgrade through iTunes.

iOS 8.1, iOS 8.1.1, and iOS 8.1.2, introduced today, all brought bug fixes for several major issues, repairing problems and improving the stability of iOS 8. Apple is also working on iOS 8.2, which is expected to bring additional bug fixes and has been seeded to developers for testing purposes.


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21 months ago
So that's 63% of iOS users with buggy iPhones.
Rating: 32 Votes
21 months ago

Still proudly on iOS 7, and iOS 6 on one of my iPads. iOS 6 is much faster than iOS 7.

I'll use iOS 8 when I buy the iPhone 6 Plus, but won't be installing it on any of my current devices.


Will stick with iOS 6 on my iPad till it breaks and then no more iPads for me.I can't stand iOS 7/8 on my iPad just boring and flat with blinding white and Hello kitty icons:)
Rating: 23 Votes
21 months ago
Still proudly on iOS 7, and iOS 6 on one of my iPads. iOS 6 is much faster than iOS 7.

I'll use iOS 8 when I buy the iPhone 6 Plus, but won't be installing it on any of my current devices.
Rating: 18 Votes
21 months ago
Anyone here among the 4%'ers?
Rating: 17 Votes
21 months ago
I never could understand this metric. Since all new iphones have come with ios8 preinstalled, and they're selling millions, the number is gonna climb since people have NO CHOICE but to use ios 8. Nor do those who upgraded to ios 8 from 7 have the CHOICE to downgrade if they decided they didnt like 8 (at least not without a huge complicated process).

The only real metric of ios 8's popularity would be people who chose to upgrade and were actually glad they did. So these numbers seem irrelevant to me.
Rating: 14 Votes
21 months ago

Will stick with iOS 6 on my iPad till it breaks and then no more iPads for me.I can't stand iOS 7/8 on my iPad just boring and flat with blinding white and Hello kitty icons:)


good luck with your new android 5 tablet. i mean really, good luck.
Rating: 9 Votes
21 months ago
And again, this poll says nothing about how many people are unhappy with iOS8 now that they have, and would uninstall it if Apple would allow them to.
Rating: 9 Votes
21 months ago

And again, this poll says nothing about how many people are unhappy with iOS8 now that they have, and would uninstall it if Apple would allow them to.


Nor does it say how many are happy with IOS and wouldn't want to go back; like myself.
Rating: 7 Votes
21 months ago

Anyone here among the 4%'ers?


6.1.4 on iPhone 5, rock solid! Big cats for live!
Rating: 6 Votes
21 months ago
Awesome. Now I wish Apple would let me downgrade back to iOS 7 because iOS 8 is a complete *****how on my iPad 3. It's made Safari 100% worthless and the five to seven second delay when tying in any text box makes it so that I rarely if ever pick up my iPad to do anything other than watch youtube videos when I take a dump. iOS 8 is by far the worst version they've released and it's full of stupid bugs and horrible performance. After restoring it three times and setting it up as new I've decided that despite everything that Apple says they are hell bent on making sure that their hardware only lasts through one major update. Past that the performance is so terrible that the device is pretty much useless for everyday tasks. My $400+ iPad is now almost entirely useless because it takes literally almost ten seconds to respond to any input and it's all down to how terrible iOS 8 is. I really do not know why Apple refuses to let people downgrade and instead forces a terrible user experience on their customers for any reason other than to make sure that they can makes contextless boasts like this.
Rating: 6 Votes

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