iOS 8

iOS 8

The latest official iOS 8 adoption stat comes courtesy of Apple, which has added a note to its App Store Distribution page for developers revealing that the proportion of users that had updated to iOS 8, as of September 21, stood at 46% vs 49% using the prior iOS 7 flavor, and 5% on an earlier iteration of its mobile OS. iClarified, which spotted the figures, notes that prior to iOS 8 starting to roll out to users on September 17, Apple was reporting the proportion of users on iOS 7 at over 90%. Cupertino released iOS 8 to its developer community back in June, at its WWDC event. Last week, figures from multiple usage trackers suggested adoption of Apple’s latest mobile OS was off to a slower start than its last flagship update, which ushered in a major visual overhaul of the platform. Mixpanel and Appsee reported an adoption rate of between 16 and 17 per cent within the first 24 hours of iOS 8 rolling out — which is around half the prior year’s rate for iOS 7.

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