iOS 8 Now Installed on Nearly 60 Percent of Active iOS Devices

After seven and a half weeks of availability, Apple's mobile operating system is now installed on 56 percent of iOS devices, according to the latest data posted on Apple's App Store support page for developers.

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iOS 8's installation numbers have increased approximately four percent over the past two weeks, which means iOS 8 adoption has jumped eight percent in the past month. During Apple's October 16 iPad event, Apple CEO Tim Cook said that iOS 8 was installed on 48 percent of devices as of October 13. Before that, as of September 21, iOS 8 was installed on 46 percent of devices, indicating that adoption is steadily increasing after several weeks of stagnation.

The boost in iOS 8 adoption follows the October 20 release of iOS 8.1, which included several new features like Apple Pay that likely have enticed users to upgrade. Other desired features included SMS Forwarding, Instant Hotspot, iCloud Photo Library beta access and the return of the Camera Roll.

iOS 8's initial release was plagued by a number of bugs that may have scared some users away. All HealthKit-enabled apps were pulled from the App Store prior to the launch of iOS 8 due to a major HealthKit bug. iOS 8.0.1, a fix to that issue, introduced new bugs that disabled cellular service and Touch ID for thousands of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users. iOS 8.0.2 was soon released, fixing the bugs of the previous release but introducing several other bugs. And finally, iOS 8.1 fixed many more issues with the previous updates, providing the most stable version of iOS 8 yet.

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78 months ago
This just in! Android Lollipop now installed on a total of 60 individual android devices!
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78 months ago
No one in the real world was "scared away" because of some MacRumors articles. The issue of slow upgrades is due to storage space requirements. Apple needs to fix this by iOS 9.
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78 months ago
Why doesn't the title just say 56%?
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78 months ago
Still rockin' 5.1 on my iPad 1.
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78 months ago
I didn't upgrade any of my devices to 8 and I have more than enough space for the install.
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78 months ago
The only reason I have iOS8 on my iPad is because Apple forced me to "upgrade" to iCloud drive just to access my data in my Numbers spreadsheets on iCloud (web version) a month ago, which forced me to "upgrade" to iOS8 just to upload new data from my iPad, which forced me to "upgrade" my apple TV since iOS8's Airplay was not functioning *at all* with the previous apple TV software version.

Remember when things were backwards compatible? Yeah that was a nice era.

Honestly, this BS is THE main reason I'm hesitant in buying any more apple products.
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