iOS 8.x now on half of iDevices, adoption still slow

29 October, 2014
iOS 8.x adoption now sits at 52%, not much more than the 48% it was two weeks ago.

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  • Anonymous

apple suporter, 30 Oct 2014Updates on Apple are now becoming more useless. IOS 7 was a... moreapple supporter your face. it looks like you dont even own one

  • Anonymous

AnonD-296725, 31 Oct 2014My 5s still on 7.1.2 no need to upgrade. Apple trying to ma... morehow stupid can you get dont upgrade if you don want to.

  • AnonD-296725

My 5s still on 7.1.2 no need to upgrade. Apple trying to make us upgrade to iphone 6 lame

  • Anonymous

More signs that 16gb storage space on a phone has reach the end of its life. I have friends on iPhone 4s and 5 and even some 5s that can't even update due to lack of space.

  • apple suporter

Updates on Apple are now becoming more useless. IOS 7 was a performance booster on my ipad mini but my iphone 5 lagged a bit, then the ios 8 update came out and had heaps of bugs so ios 8.1 came out. Now firstly, it took heaps of space (like all updates) i could see each individual pixel on my phone and tablet, i think they were trying to improve the screen res and it makes your devices twice as laggy! Now im thinking of getting an android phone since my iphone 5 is full and cant update anymore.

  • Anonym

AnonD-283814, 30 Oct 2014Well, as a "mobile developer" you'd be perfectly ... moreWhen that company:
1) Only uses one OS (iOS for mobiles)
2) Is the only one to have that OS

Then it's pretty fair to say the name of the company.
Plus many devs do indeed just say "Apple", mostly due to the idiosyncrasy that goes into iOS (in ObjectiveC) which pretty much relate to the whole Apple story (even when Jobs parted Apple to found "NeXTSTEP").

As a dev you can see the "remerge" of Jobs by all the things that came from NeXTSTEP and are now (aptly) called NSsomething.

  • AnonD-283814

Well, as a "mobile developer" you'd be perfectly qualified to compare a company to an operating system.

  • Lapax

8.1 is useless on ipad 2. Wish I didn't upgrade. Now the multi gesture stops working everytime. To fix it you have to turn the Multi Gesture off then on again. There's nothing new, no performance improvement, nothing. Infact there's a degrade in performance. Now I notice a bit of lag sometimes (just a teeny bit), which I had never noticed before.

  • Anonymous

Vipin, 30 Oct 2014As a mobile developer I can say Now Apple is more fragmente... moreAbsolutely not.

  • Vipin

As a mobile developer I can say Now Apple is more fragmented than Android

  • Anonymous

One of the complaints that cropped up recently was that many people clicked the Software Update install on their iPhone, and the update was then cancelled due to lack of space.

The fact that the complaint begins with the person ATTEMPTING TO UPDATE the software already indicates that it is not the fear of 8.0.1 as stated. It is simply the space issue. Those who understood this, went to iTunes and updated on their Macs/PCs. Those who didn't, or couldn't be bothered, stayed with iOS7.

Fragmentation is something Apple is keen to avoid, so there will probably be a message of sorts in the coming weeks from them advising users on ways to update their devices to iOS8.

  • optional

yes iOS 8.1 is less buggy than 8.0 but the battery drain just the same.
appstore need to be compressed so more fast and responsive.
and every iOS update, the last iOS seems to be worsened like the iOS 7 appstore cannot update apps.
the apps is no problem cannot used on lower iOS but their words about "for lower iOS can download latest compatible apps" which is clearly not all apps, such a regretable promise.

  • Anonymous

DevilWithin, 29 Oct 2014JUST DON'T UPDATE to IOS 8.1 it's utter rubbish and early i... morePretending to have an Apple device.. Hahahah

  • Anonymous

This isn't adoption but a forced update so Tim Crook can make his pretty claims. Ended up with iOS 8 on my device when I didn't even authorize it and now it's laggy with no way to revert back. Adoption my @ss!

  • Anonym

Anonym, 30 Oct 2014AppCompat and it's the zero (in the url) that's causing it ... moreWell, maybe it's not the zero but something else... will stop replying to this in order to not be triggered as spam.

  • Anonym

Anonym, 29 Oct 20141. Except the part where AppComp isn't just a given and can... moreAppCompat and it's the zero (in the url) that's causing it to not work.

  • Anonym

AnonD-92143, 29 Oct 20141. Except that there is no reason at all why practically al... more1. Except the part where AppComp isn't just a given and can (sometimes) be quite cumbersome to develop with.
I still remember this days:

Surely there was *some* reason for that (in those early days)

2. True. Also Android is installed in much more devices which aren't replaced as often as phones or tablets (thus further skewing the results). For instance STBs or VDOs.

  • Anonym

AnonD-205659, 29 Oct 2014This is a statistic on adoption on iOS 8. If your device ca... moreFragmentation.

By your logic Android Lollipop has 100% adoption rate, all devices who have that version available also have it installed.

  • AnonD-92143

Anonymous, 29 Oct 2014The issue with Android fragmentation is that the latest OS ... more1. Except that there is no reason at all why practically all apps can't run on anything Jelly Bean 4.2 and above. Most support stuff can run down to Froyo/2.2 and, at worst, Gingerbread. Most of the basic building blocks support Eclair/2.1. As the ecosystem matured, many libraries appeared, and because of that Android development these days relies on a lot of third party libraries (including from Google) for everything but the basic app building blocks.

2. The fragmentation methodology used by Apple skews the data towards more active devices, which are, for obvious reasons, those who tend to stay more up to date with current system versions. When measuring, Google takes into account a much larger time frame than Apple does, thus representing better those devices that are not as active (those who do not constantly access the Play Store). So, while the API dispersion issue is more serious in Android as a whole, one must also discount the difference in methodology: if you'd use Google's methodology for iOS, I bet the picture would be worse than the one Apple portrays.

  • Anonymous

You can talk all the fan things you want on the Internet but these numbers show people don't want to update their iPhone because they have been let down since ios 7. And then when 7.1.2 made things better "better nor fixed" you get the botched 8 update"s".

Apple had to remove the option to revert to 7 because to many people were reverting back.
And they would rather have the claim of having more people on the latest version than happy users.