iOS 8 adoption sees an increase post-iOS 8.1

Apple logoWhen iOS 7 was announced, many rushed to get the latest update on their phone. This was after all one of the biggest visual changes Apple has made to the iOS platform over the years, so safe to say that many were curious. Unfortunately the reception to iOS 8 wasn’t as overwhelming.

It was found that iOS 8’s adoption out the door was noticeably slower compared to iOS 7, although the recent figures released by Apple are a bit more encouraging. According to Apple’s App Store support page, it shows that iOS 8’s adoption is currently sitting at 52%, showing the most users have installed the update compared to before.

Prior to this, Apple’s figures revealed a 47 % adoption which was a little over 2 weeks ago, so for it to rise by 5% is encouraging. Chances are the release of iOS 8.1 alongside Apple Pay has probably contributed to the increase in its market share. That and how many new iPhones and iPads with iOS 8 have been sold so far.

iOS 8 adoption sees an increase post-iOS 8.1

Perhaps the hesitation in adoption of iOS 8 is because the OS does not provide an optimal experience for customers who own older iOS devices, which means even if they wanted to, they can’t update without risking a bad user experience in the process. It could also be that while there are some changes made in iOS 8, it wasn’t as “exciting” compared to the visual refresh of iOS 7, hence the slow adoption, but we guess only time will tell if iOS 8’s market share will reach iOS 7 levels next year.

Source: Ubergizmo

Tags: Apple, iOS, OSes

Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
Your comment:

Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party

Last news

Galaxy Note10 really is built around a 6.7-inch display
You may still be able to download your content
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram are all going away
Minimize apps to a floating, always-on-top bubble
Japan Display has been providing LCDs for the iPhone XR, the only LCD model in Apple’s 2018 line-up
The 2001 operating system has reached its lowest share level
The entire TSMC 5nm design infrastructure is available now from TSMC
The smartphone uses a Snapdragon 660 processor running Android 9 Pie
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 / 2
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /

News Archive



Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (15)