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

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    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.

    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.

    Article Link: iOS 8 Now Installed on Nearly 60 Percent of Active iOS Devices
  2. spyguy10709 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 5, 2010
    One Infinite Loop, Cupertino CA
    This just in! Android Lollipop now installed on a total of 60 individual android devices!
  3. amirite macrumors 6502a

    Aug 17, 2009
    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.
  4. Rodster macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    I didn't upgrade any of my devices to 8 and I have more than enough space for the install.
  5. Klae17 macrumors 65816


    Jul 15, 2011
    Not just MacRumors articles, they were all over the news. The world is bigger than your bubble.
  6. CoMoMacUser macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2012
  7. Seoras macrumors 6502


    Oct 25, 2007
    Scotsman in New Zealand
    I make it 54% from App stats

    For Nov 1st up to today my App analytics tell me that it's:
    8.xx = 54.36%
    7.xx = 45.53%

    There's nothing really driving upgrades.
    v7.0 brought in major UI changes which made me make my Apps v7.0 minimum for install.
    Not this time. I'm sticking to v7.0+.
    I can even include the new "Today Extension" in my App bundle as it's compiled separately as 8.0+ while keeping the main App at 7.0+
  8. amirite macrumors 6502a

    Aug 17, 2009
    I clearly used MacRumors as an example. I know it was also reported by the other places on the internet that only a small section of the population reads.
  9. ethanwa79 macrumors regular

    Sep 13, 2014
    As a developer, this is not good when I'm trying to develop for iOS8-only features. People need to move away from iOS 7 quicker.

    The combination of bugs in iOS 8, and the fact that it required WAY too much space, really is slowing adoption.

    I hope with iOS 9 we'll see it more at 75%+ by this point.
  10. Supacon macrumors member


    Jul 7, 2011
    Heh... it's not like you have much of a choice!

    Apple dropped support for that device like a rock!
  11. Rodster macrumors 68040

    May 15, 2007
    Still rocking 5.1.1 on my iPad 3.
  12. mainstreetmark macrumors 68020


    May 7, 2003
    Saint Augustine, FL
    No one in my extended family has moved to iOS8 due to them not having a computer, and out of space. They ask me what to do with their photos. What can I say? Delete them.

    Obviously, they will not.
  13. Gutwrench Contributor


    Jan 2, 2011
  14. amirite macrumors 6502a

    Aug 17, 2009
    What issues are you scared of then?
  15. haruhiko, Nov 11, 2014
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2014

    haruhiko macrumors 601


    Sep 29, 2009
    iOS 8 Extensions are really great. It makes apps like 1Password, Instapaper/Pocket, Printability "Print to PDF" , etc. actually work on my iPhone/iPad. I can't imagine punching my long long master password in 1Password anymore.

    iOS 7.0x was much buggier than iOS 8 (random respring every day, anyone?) and it wasn't until earlier this year with the release of iOS 7.1 the operating system was stable enough.
  16. poiihy macrumors 68020


    Aug 22, 2014
    i've had a very weird glitch in iOS 8.1 on an ipad 2. The sounds were all screwed up. I thought the speakers were damaged. After going through some lock schenanigans on this laggy iPad I managed to shut it down and restart. After this it solved it. Weird :confused:

    iOS 8 is the worst thing to happen to iPad 2.
  17. MisakixMikasa macrumors 6502a


    Aug 21, 2013
    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
    Still deeply regarding for upgrading iPad 4 to iOS 8. Oh my god, the lags and crashes is so frustrating.... iPad mini retina and iPad Air 2 are fine, the iPad 4 is so slow...
  18. SusanK macrumors 68000

    Oct 9, 2012

    On my 4G iPod Touch
  19. ProfessorHenry macrumors regular


    Oct 24, 2014
    But there's no way to go back, right? So the number will be only increasing.
  20. logicstudiouser macrumors 6502a


    Feb 4, 2010
    I guess I am one of the 5%. I'm on 6.1.4 on iPhone 5 with iTunes 10.7
    Fast, reliable, can use iTunes 10.7, better battery life, immediate syncing, better music app, better media organization. No downside. :)
    Hoping to get the most out of iTunes 10.7 as long as I can. Apple has just gutted iTunes and unfortunately iOS as well since then.
  21. proline macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2012
    Ah, MR continues the obtuse nonsense about stagnation. There was never any. iOS 8 share has gone up steadily. They misinterpreted one early data point concerning app store downloads, not usage, and can't admit they were wrong.
  22. nagromme macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    "Also on Nearly 75 Percent of Bricked iOS Devices"

    Kidding! (My 6 Plus 64 was nearly bricked, though--it can't handle the large number of apps my 5 could, and would crash every few seconds. Looking forward to a fix so I can restore my backup and my beloved docs and data. Meanwhile, I'm running lean--few apps, but crash-free.)

    Agreed: waiting is good practice (with any company) but most "real" people don't know that and don't follow these details. Still, SOME do--more this year than others, I feel. There's some fear among "normals" about installing updates.

    But storage is the key problem (and 16GB devices are with us for a while to come). iOS 8 is a big file. Such a simple reason, but not much of an ad-bait headline for tech sites to run with!
  23. Brainwave macrumors newbie


    Nov 9, 2014
    Is this the beginning of fragmentation

    Is this the beginning of iOS fragmentation?
  24. 0xyMoron macrumors 6502

    Oct 5, 2012
    Because the other 4% are bricked devices.
  25. proline macrumors 6502a

    Nov 18, 2012
    You aren't much of a developer if you don't appreciate the benefits to devs of iOS 8- universal storyboards for iPhone / iPad, adaptable UIs, many new APIs including UIAlertController which is much better than the UIActionSheet and UIAlertView classes it replaces, etc. Sure, Apple did a good job making a lot of stuff deploy back to iOS 7, such as Swift (which I assume you aren't going to use for 3 years), but that doesn't mean there are no benefits to going iOS 8 only. Obviously everybody's case is different and some, such as yourself, will prefer to spend time testing on obsolete OSes instead of implementing the latest APIs. Suit yourself, the users will decide.

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