Apple Says iOS 8 Adoption Has Reached 72% of Devices


Apple’s App Store distribution page has been updated to reflect new iOS 8 adoption rate numbers, now sitting at 72% (a four per cent increase since last month), as measured by App Store usage as of February 2, 2015.

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While iOS 8 adoption numbers continue to increase, the pace lags behind last year’s iOS 7, which reached 78% adoption by December. iOS 8 initially required large amounts of free space to update (some people even sued Apple), while subsequent updates also were filled with critical bugs (*cough* iOS 8.0.1), most likely turning users off.

To put Apple’s numbers in contrast, Android’s latest Lollipop 5.0 OS is only on 1.6% of devices, with a majority still stuck using KitKat 4.4:

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During Apple’s recent 2015 Q1 earnings call, the company revealed it had sold its 1 billionth iOS device back in November 2014.


  • Riddlemethis

    so apple is saying that 28% of all the iphones, itouch, and ipads are not running iOS 8? what has everyone done then with their devices that can’t be upgraded to iOS even if they want them to be? something seems off with these numbers.