iOS 8 currently installed on 63 percent active devices



Apple released its latest version of operating system iOS 8 two months ago. According to the reports posted on Apple’s App Store support page for developers, iOS 8 is currently installed on 63 percent of active iOS devices which includes iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

Number of devices running on iOS 8 have gone up approximately 7 percent over the course of last month and installation numbers gone up to 11 percent since October 27. Meanwhile iOS 7 usage has dropped significantly from 43 percent in October to 33 percent in December.

Number of users installing new version of iOS stalled initially at 47 percent, just after 3 weeks after software was made available to the public. But then, installation rate have been increased steadily due to few bug fixes and an email campaign from Apple also boosted users to upgrade to the new version of firmware.

Its low adaption rate is due to several major bugs which the firmware faced in its early days and lack of space on the 16GB devices to install OS is also other reason. Apple’s email campaign helped to mitigate the latter issue, informing the users that little space is enough to upgrade OS through iTunes.

Today, iOS 8 got updated to iOS 8.1.2 with bug fixes and other improvements which weighs around for 28 MB for iPhone and 25 MB for iPad. Check here for complete for details of iOS 8.1.2 update. Apple is also currently working on iOS 8.2, which is expected to fix additional bugs and already seeded to the developers for testing purpose.

These estimates are based on the App store usage and the data closely mirrored from analytics service MixPanel, which puts iOS adoption at 63.94 percent as of December 8.

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