iOS 8 Now Installed on 63 Percent of Active iOS Devices

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Article Link: iOS 8 Now Installed on 63 Percent of Active iOS Devices
  2. nazaar macrumors 6502a


    Oct 28, 2008
    So that's 63% of iOS users with buggy iPhones.
  3. DBZmusicboy01 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 30, 2011
  4. shadowbird423 macrumors 6502


    Sep 8, 2009
    Chapel Hill
    Am I the only one that sees a parallel between iOS 7 and XP? That 33% number may be with us for a long time...
  5. MacbookSwitcher macrumors 6502


    Mar 13, 2007
    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.
  6. Gutwrench Contributor


    Jan 2, 2011
  7. braddick macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2009
    Encinitas, CA
  8. oliversl macrumors 65816

    Jun 29, 2007
    6.1.4 on iPhone 5, rock solid! Big cats for live!
  9. goobot macrumors 603


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    It's not like the upgrade numbers are similar to this every year or anything…
  10. dlewis23 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 23, 2007
    And app reviews are still taking forever to be approved.
  11. Masada31 macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2014
    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:)
  12. entropi macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2008
    Not for everyday use, but my iPhone 3G runs...iOS5? (I'm using it as an audio player & radio for my hi-fi system) The iPhone I use for everything else is an iPhone 4 with 7.1.2, will probably use it for a long time still as it works perfectly well.
  13. robeddie Suspended


    Jul 21, 2003
    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.
  14. Iconoclysm macrumors 68020


    May 13, 2010
    Washington, DC
    This is 63% of all DEVICES...could be higher or lower on iPhones.


    iOS 7 would be more like Vista really, lots of people whining over nothing.
  15. bennyboy34 macrumors member

    Aug 19, 2011
    iOS 8.1.2 hasn't fixed any bugs for me, but that's because it failed to install halfway through and then forced me to restore my 2 month old iPhone 6 and lose everything on there. Loving these updates recently.
  16. Iconoclysm macrumors 68020


    May 13, 2010
    Washington, DC
    Yet the number of new phones is still compared to the massive number of old phones. This is a percentage, not a flat number of users without any real significance.
  17. commodorepet macrumors member

    Apr 29, 2013
    Agreed. I'd like to see the following real numbers:
    percentage of ios devices that could run ios8 that are running it.
    percentage of ios devices that could run ios8 from all ios devices that have accessed the store in the last 3 months.
    That would tell us if 8 adoption is approaching saturation, or simply matching the percentage of devices that could run ios 8 if they wanted.
    Of course the apple number is going to increase as new preinstalled devices come online and older devices go offline, it doesn't show how many users are upgrading at all.
  18. Daalseth macrumors 6502a

    Jun 16, 2012
    Got a 4th Gen iPod Touch. Still on iOS6 and it works fine.
  19. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    I had no issues with the OTA upgrade. Did you install it through iTunes?
  20. AdonisSMU macrumors 604

    Oct 23, 2010
    it took me 5 seconds to download iOS 8.1.2. What am I missing here?
  21. s2mikey macrumors 68020


    Sep 23, 2013
    Upstate, NY
    Well, I have found that 8.1.1 runs pretty smoothly on my iPad Air. It's also runnng well for the families other devices which would be an iPhone 5, an iPad 2, and an iPad 4.

    No big things to report.
  22. ToomeyND macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2011
    I think this is a skewed stat. If you aren't savvy enough to update your phone, there is also a good chance you aren't using the App store.

    Also, if you have a phone running earlier than 6, there aren't many apps available to you on the app store, anyway. That means there is little incentive for those people to even attempt a purchase on the app store.

    There isn't much of a take-away with this, as it's also fair to say that if they aren't downloading apps, then you don't need to be developing apps for them. I'm just pointing out that this is all based on app store participation.
  23. Macdick macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2008
    ios 5.1.1

    so I am in 4% :D i didnt upgraded my iphone 4S since i got it :D and working like a charm!
  24. deviant macrumors 65816

    Oct 27, 2007
    good luck with your new android 5 tablet. i mean really, good luck.
  25. bennyboy34 macrumors member

    Aug 19, 2011
    I attempted to and when it asked to install after downloading it would come up with "verifying update" popup and it would then pop up saying "error, unable to install". So I tried it on iTunes and the same thing happened except this time it was during the installing phase..literally it was halfway through installing. So I put it in recovery mode and thank christ it backed itself up before I tried to update!

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