Apple's App Store Usage Numbers Suggest 46% Adoption Rate for iOS 8

Roughly a week after its initial release, iOS 8 is now installed on 46% of devices connected to the App Store, according to the latest numbers posted on Apple's App Store developer support page (via iClarified). The numbers also indicate that 49% of users are using iOS 7 while 5% of users are on older versions of iOS.
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Earlier this month, Apple's analytics indicated that 92% of devices connected to the App Store were using iOS 7, while 7% were using iOS 6 and 1% were on earlier versions of the mobile operating system. In December 2013, iOS 7 usage was at 74 percent, which jumped to 78 percent later that month. In late January, iOS 7 usage was at 80% and then scaled to 85% in March.

iOS 8 was released last Tuesday and brought several new features like Continuity, third-party keyboards, interactive notifications and more. However, a number of users have experienced a variety of problems with the operating system's initial release, including irregular battery drain, slow Wi-Fi, app crashes, and more.

Top Rated Comments

gnasher729 Avatar
103 months ago
screw it, develop for iOS 8. people with iPhone 4's need to upgrade anyways.
Very arrogant attitude. Software developers don't make snarky comments about people with an iPhone 4, they figure out the cost of supporting iOS 7 vs. the cost of not supporting iOS 7 (losing customers and cost to adapt to iOS 8) and make rational decisions based on this.

Imagine my software is used in a company that bought 1,000 iPhone 4 for their users a while ago. These phones work just fine, at least the majority. Do you think they should pay out more than half a million dollars just to please you?
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kebabselector Avatar
103 months ago
Wow! No other company could achieve this...Almost half of all users using the latest OS in under a week!

No half of the visitors to the App Store have been using iOS8 - No surprise really as everyone with iOS8 will need to visit the App Store to update the no longer working apps.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
LostSoul80 Avatar
103 months ago
That's pretty good for a company that forces OS updates.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kariya Avatar
103 months ago
I know a number of people who want to upgrade to iOS 8 (and some still on iOS 6) and their issue is they don't have enough free space and they can't decide what they want to delete.

Use iTunes.

You won't have to delete anything.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
roadbloc Avatar
103 months ago
screw it, develop for iOS 8. people with iPhone 4's need to upgrade anyways.

Its that sort of thinking that allows Apple to get away with their premature obsoletion of older devices. Why do iPhone 4 users have to buy a new phone just to do exactly what they could do on it before?

I'm not saying Apple should let iOS 8 run on the iPhone 4. I'm saying Apple should support their older versions of iOS for a while instead of ditching it immediately and then slowly discontinuing features on it for no apparent reason other than 'screw you, you should have updated.'
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nightlong Avatar
103 months ago
I wonder how many in this percentage actually chose to download this update. It downloaded uninvited on 3 of my devices.

If it was such a great update Apple wouldn't need to do this ... forced downloads.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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